- Rohit Singh | January 9, 2023 | 10:50 pm
IND vs SL, 1st ODI Preview
After a closely fought IT20 series ended 2-1 to the hosts, India and Sri Lanka begin their three-match ODI series in Guwahati on Tuesday afternoon. IND vs SL, India won their last ODI by 227 runs against Bangladesh in December. Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by four wickets at the end of November in their last match in this format. India have selected a very strong squad after giving fringe and young players opportunities in this format during 2022. There is quality and depth for every position in the squad ahead of this game. Sri Lanka will select many of the same players from Saturday’s final IT20 and they will need to play at a far higher level in this game.
IND vs SL, 1st ODI Details
India vs Sri Lanka – 1st ODI
Venue: Barsapara Cricket Stadium – Guwahati
Date & Time: 10th January 2023 at 01:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network
IND vs SL, 1st ODI Pitch Report
There will be turn for the spinners but we expect a quick surface in Guwahati. A par score will be a minimum of 300 runs on this pitch. It will be sunny and warm across the first half of this game with the temperature up at 25 degrees. Expect the humidity levels to increase in the final hours of the match.
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IND vs SL, 1st ODI Probable Playing XIs:
India Probable Playing XIs
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
Sri Lanka Probable Playing XIs
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Nuwanidu Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Ashen Bandara, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha
Topmost Picks for IND vs SL Dream11 Prediction, 1st ODI:
Top Picks – India
- Virat Kohli – The former India skipper averages 57.47 in this format. He hit 113, his first century in ODIs since 2019, in the final game against Bangladesh last year.
- Yuzvendra Chahal – The leg-spinner has 118 ODI wickets with best figures of 6-42. He will get turn and bounce on this surface.
Top Picks – Sri Lanka
- Kusal Mendis – The keeper-batter batted impressively at the top of the order in the IT20 series. He hit 67 runs from 61 balls in his last ODI.
- Wanindu Hasaranga – The bowling all-rounder took two wickets in his last game in this format and took a wicket in each of the IT20s last week.
Suggested Playing XI N0.1 for IND vs SL Dream11 Team:
Kusal Mendis, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(C), Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(VC), Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha
Suggested Playing XI N0.2 for IND vs SL Dream11 Team:
Kusal Mendis(VC), Rohit Sharma(C), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha
Captain and Vice-Captain Options:
Captain – Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli
Vice-captain – Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Mendis
Wicketkeeper – Kusal Mendis
IND vs SL 1st ODI Probable Winners:
No-balls were a big issue for India’s bowlers on Thursday. That will be an area they will want to cut down on ahead of this game. This series has been brilliant viewing with cricket fans from across the globe watching every ball in two very close contests. We expect this final match of the series to be just as competitive with both teams going hard at each other. Overall, we think the added pace and knowledge of home conditions will be key and we are backing India to win this game. Considering the team combination, India is expected to win this match.