- Sanjay Sanapoori | January 2, 2023 | 5:25 am
Last year, India had Sri Lanka come over early in the season and a similar scenario takes place this year. India though are struggling in white-ball cricket, and are in a constant need of answering questions. Their worries are already deep with doubts over the opening combination, Shikhar Dhawan’s future, Bumrah’s and Jadeja’s fitness and now with the unfortunate event that has occured to Rishabh Pant, there will be a lot more on India’s plate.
Sri Lanka too have a fair bit to do. As a squad they are pretty settled but will be looking for more consistency. They are full of talent and the upcoming series could be Sri Lanka’s best chance to create some magic in India.
IND vs SL Match Details
Date: January 3rd 2023
Time: 7:00 PM IST
IND vs SL Weather Report
The Weather at Wankhede is fine but with the game being played in the evening dew will definitely be a concern.
IND vs SL Pitch Report
Small boundaries, a flat Wankhede pitch and the chance of dew makes it an easy choice for the captain winning the toss as bowling first will be a huge advantage.
IND vs SL Head-to-Head
Played- 26| India -17 | Sri Lanka – 8 | No Result- 0 | Tie- 0
IND vs SL Predicted Playing XI
India Playing XI
Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson/ Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh
Sri Lanka Playing XI
Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya De Silva, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara
IND vs SL Key Players
With new openers being rotated Ishan Kishan will be getting a longer run in the team. He has a double hundred behind him but will want to prove that he is more than a one innings wonder as he looks to build a consistent set of scores to help settle himself in the Indian white-ball setup.
Charith Asalanka is proving to be a vital member of the top-order with some crucial contributions. He will want to build on his starts though and stay at the crease longer as Sri Lanka tend to collapse often.
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IND vs SL Match Tips
India are trying new players and will be a little inconsistent. They are still likely to be confident despite Sri Lanka growing over the last few months.