The India VS Sri Lanka 1st ODI will take place on the 10th of January. This game will be the first of an enthralling 3-match series. With this being said, this will also begin India’s preparation for the ODI World Cup 2023. The Indian cricket team is looking for a solid core. This core will include both younger and more experienced campaigners. So, it will be interesting to see how all the players perform in all the opportunities that will be given to them. Here is a quick preview of the game:
India VS Sri Lanka 1st ODI 2023 Indian Team Preview:
The Indian cricket team will be looking at Ishan Kishan and his form with the bat. Shikhar Dhawan, India’s most consistent ODI batter in the last two years has been sacked to give this young man his opportunity. The comeback of Jasprit Bumrah is what everyone is awaiting. But with his arrival, Mohammed Siraj’s spot is in threat. Siraj has also performed amazingly well in the absence of Bumrah. Rohit Sharma will be joining the squad and so will Virat Kohli. So, the cream of the Indian batting is back.
Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya (VC), Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Ishan Kishan (WK), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah
Expected Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (WK), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (VC), Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik/Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami.
India VS Sri Lanka 1st ODI 2023 Sri Lankan Team Preview:
The best takeaway from the T20I series for the Sri Lankan team was the batting form of their captain Dasun Shanaka. They also will be proud of the way Chamika Karunaratne has been performing. Their spinners were under the scanner in the last T20. They will be seeking revenge in the upcoming games.
Sri Lanka Squad:
Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Ashen Bandara, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dasun Shanaka (c), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, Dunith Wellalage, Lahiru Kumara, Jeffrey Vandersay, Pramod Madushan
Expected Playing XI:
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (WK), Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya De Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dilshan Madhushanka, Maheesh Teekshana, Lahiru Kumara.
Predictions for India VS Sri Lanka 1st ODI 2023:
The Indian cricket team is expected to win this match. Virat Kohli will be India’s top run-getter and can also score a hundred. This is being quoted as he has looked in solid touch in the ODI series against Bangladesh and considering his past consistency against Sri Lanka. He has a very good track record against the Lankan Lions.
Venue, Timings, and Broadcaster:
The Venue for the game is the Baraspara Stadium in Guwahati. India has previously played a few games here. One of them was a T20 encounter against Australia in 2017 where Jason Behrendorff had blown away the Indian batting with his left-arm pace. The wicket will help the pacers when the ball is hard but later on it will be the batter’s pitch.
The game will start at 1:30 pm IST. The official broadcaster Star TV Network will start its shows from 12:30 pm onwards. The game can also be live-streamed on Hotstar.
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