India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: With the return of captain Rohit Sharma, the Indian cricket team is all set for the first ODI against Sri Lanka on January 10. The series itself holds great importance as the team starts preparing for the 2023 ODI World Cup later this year. As 2022 came to a close, the Men in Blue suffered two consecutive ODI series defeats, first to New Zealand and then to rival Bangladesh, but in the third ODI against Bangladesh, Ishan Kishan hit a double century and Virat Kohli scored his 72nd international century. Allow India to showcase the potential of their players. The hosts would certainly like to carry on like this.
Pitch & Weather Report, Venue & Timing
After the completion of the T20 series between India and Sri Lanka, the ODI series will now be played. The first match of this 3-match ODI series will be played in Guwahati, Assam. Where the first match to be held at Barsapara Stadium will start at 1.30 pm Indian time on Tuesday.
Talking about the pitch here, it is favourable for the batsmen, but due to the cold day, the fast bowlers can get help in the beginning. Apart from this, good spin can be seen when the ball is old. Talking about the weather here, the maximum temperature will be 25 to 26 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature can be seen from 12 to 13 degree Celsius. Dew falling in the evening can cause a lot of trouble for the bowlers.
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Winning Prediction
After the T20 series between the two teams, the first match of the ODI series will be held at the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati. Here in this one-day match, both the teams would want nothing less than victory for themselves, but when it comes to winning this match, the Indian cricket team can be considered to have the upper hand here.
Because the Indian team is strong in batting and bowling at their home ground, and the return of experienced players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli makes them even stronger. In such a situation, with the important role of some Sri Lankan players, Sri Lanka has the ability to compete with any team.
ODI Records at Guwahati Cricket Ground
As of now, not many ODI matches have been played at the K Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, the capital of Assam. A total of 2 ODIs including men’s and women’s cricket have been played here, while only 1 match has been played in men’s cricket, where in the year 2018, West Indies team was in front of India. Where the West Indies scored 322 runs, but India scored 326 runs for 3 wickets to easily win by 7 wickets.
india vs sri lanka 1st odi match live streaming and broadcasting
The media rides for this limited overs series against Sri Lanka are with Star India, whose matches are being telecast on the Star Sports platform. One can enjoy the match in Hindi commentary on Star Sports Hindi-1 and English commentary on Star Sports-2.
Along with this, the coverage of the match will also be done on Doordarshan’s DD Sports. On the other hand, on digital media, you can also enjoy the match on Disney Hot Star on your mobile.
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Squad
India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (VC), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh.
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Mendis (vc), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjay de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ashen Bandara, Mahish Teekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, Dunitha Vellez, Pramod Madushan, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Fernando, Geoffrey Vandersay