Date and Time:-January 3, 7:00 PM IST Telecast & Live Streaming:-Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar Venue:-Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
The wicket at the Wankhede Stadium has been a batters’ paradise and the bowlers have literally toiled hard while bowling on this surface over the years. Batting second is very easy on this track and it becomes way more easier with the presence of dew as the contest progresses. Therefore, the captain winning the toss will look to bowl first.
The onus will be on Suryakumar Yadav to continue his purple patch in the home series against Sri Lanka. Yadav had an outstanding 2022 scoring two overseas centuries and finishing as the top run-scorer of this format having amassed 1164 runs from 31 matches. He heads into the new year as the top-ranked T20I batter.
Wanindu Hasaranga will be a lethal threat to the Indian batters in the upcoming T20I series as he has the ability to single-handedly take the game away from the opposition with crucial bowling spells. He finished as the third-highest wicket-taker of 2022 with 34 wickets in the bag and was the leading wicket-taker of the T20 World Cup with 15 scalps from eight matches.