India vs Sri Lanka: India and Sri Lanka are all prepared to clash in the first match of the 3-match T20 series on 3rd January 2023 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Team India is coming for the series after the Test series win against Bangladesh but a young squad will play the T20 series now with Hardik Pandya leading the side.
Match: India vs Sri Lanka, T20 1 of 3
Date: 03rd January 2023
Time: 07:00 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium.
Pitch Condition: The first T20 match will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The pitch here supports batters well. It will also aid the pacers.
India vs Sri Lanka – The Squad
India: Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya (c), Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik.
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka.
India vs Sri Lanka – Team Performance in the Past Matches
Team India is all set to begin their journey to the 2023 ODI World Cup with the first of the New Year against Sri Lanka for a 3-match T20I series that starts on 3rd January. Hardik Pandya will lead the side while Rohit Sharma is being rested due to a thumb injury that he sustained during the ODI series in Bangladesh. Also, senior players like Virat Kohli and KL Rahul rested for the series. Notably, India is fielding a young squad in the series with an eye on ICC T20 World Cup 2024. Even though India lost the T20 World Cup this year in Semi-finals, they were in great form in the bilateral T20I series and they will now look to continue the winning streak.
On the other hand, Dasun SHanaka’s Lankan side won the Asia Cup 2022 but faced a humiliating failure in the T20 World Cup. They went out without reaching the Super-12 stage. On Indian soil, they suffered a 0-3 whitewash last year. So, they will be looking to do something extra this time. Kusal Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara & Maheesh Theekshana are the strong players for the side.
India vs Sri Lanka – Face to Face
India and Sri Lanka faced each other in 26 T20 matches. Out of these 26 matches, India has won 17 times whereas Sri Lanka has come out victorious 8 times. 1 match ended without a result.
Here our experts at FCL are giving a prediction for the coming match. Hope you could find it helpful by any means.
Wicket-Keeper: Kusal Mendis, Ishan Kishan.
Batsmen: Suryakumar Yadav, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka.
All-Rounders: Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga.
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Maheesh Theekshana.
Captain: Suryakumar Yadav.
Vice-Captain: Ishan Kishan.
Wicket-Keeper: Sanju Samson.
Batsmen: Suryakumar Yadav, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka.
All-Rounders: Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Dhananjaya de Selva, Chamika Karunaratne.
Bowlers: Umran Malik, Lahiru Kumara, Arshdeep Singh.
Captain: Hardik Pandya.
Vice-Captain: Arshdeep Singh.