1st ODI Match India vs Sri Lanka Match Details and Game Prediction

Jan 10, 2023

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After a blockbuster T20I series, the focus now shifts to the One Day Internationals as India( IND) and Sri Lanka( SL) face each other in the first game at the Barsapra Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on January 10. The hosts would be oozing with confidence, having registered a 2- 1 win in the T20Is and would be eager to replicate the performances in the 50- over format. 

The Indian team still would also be apprehensive of the fact that they’re heading into this particular series on the reverse of two successive ODI series defeats in the last two months. While they lost 0- 1 to New Zealand in November, they were handed a 1- 2 loss by Bangladesh down from home. Thus, they must pull up their socks as the World Cup medications get underway. 

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, would be eyeing redemption after going down in the T20I series and will be leaving no gravestone unturned to make a comeback in the ODIs. The Sri lanka side will want to redeem their name after their match with AFghanistan in November, which ended at 1- 1. 

Still, with Kohli back, the place where Suryakumar Yadav batons remains to be seen. Suryakumar was in phenomenal form in the T20Is after he became the leading run- arranger. Pacer Arshdeep Singh did n’t have a memorable ODI debut in New Zealand and he’ll want to make amends. 

The focus will also be on Rohit Sharma, who’ll be making a comeback following an injury layoff. Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill were two of India’s name batters in ODIs last time. The main focus will mainly be on KL Rahul after his game with Bangladesh. 

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will depend heavily on their commander Dasun Shanaka to lead from the front. The spin triad of Maheesh Theekshana, Wanindu Hasaranga and Dunith Wellalage will have to play a big part. Kusal Mendis also needs to carry his form from the T20Is into the 50- over format. 

Match Details:

Venue: Barsapra Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
Date & Time: 1:30 PM IST 

India vs Sri Lanka Pitch Report 

The pitch at the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati has generally been good for fur. A high- scoring match seems to be on the cards. Winning the toss and fielding first should be the way forward for brigades. 

India vs Sri Lanka Weather Forecast 

There’s no chance of rain throughout the duration of the match. Temperatures will be around 26 degrees Celsius and will go down to around 17 degrees by the end of the game. The moisture will be in the 80s. There will also be a fair quantum of dew. 

IND Crucial Players 

Suryakmuar Yadav with lattices falling around him, Yadav was forced to club with care and attention in the early stages of his innings. Still, once he got going he showed off his range of strokes and we anticipate further of the same in Rajkot. 

Axar Patel it has been a veritably emotional series for the bowling each- rounder. He hit 31 not out at the Wankhede Stadium before top scoring with 65 from 31 balls on Thursday after he’d taken 2- 24 with the ball. 

Umran Malik the 23 time old pace bowler looks to be changing his bases at transnational position after picking up only two lattices from his first three IT20s. He has since recorded numbers of 2- 27 and 3- 48 in this series. 

SL Key Players 

Kusal Mendis the keeper- batter hit three fours and four sixes in the alternate IT20 and got his side off to an excellent launch. He has now hit 11 half- centuries in this format. 

Dasun Shanaka the commander has made scores of 56 not out, 45, 33 not out, 74 not out and 47 not out in his last five IT20s against India. His strike- rate was 254.54 on Thursday and he’ll look to better it in this match. 

Kasun Rajitha the 29 time old right arm medium fast bowler was in brilliant form in Pune. He dismissed both of India’s openers and beat the club on multitudinous occasions. 

Probable Playing XIs for IND vs SL:


Rohit Sharma( c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul( wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami 

Sri Lanka 

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis( wk), Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka( c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara 

Probable stylish batter 

Virat Kohli 

While Ishan Kishan registered the swift- ever ODI double century in India’s former ODI spin against Bangladesh, Virat Kohli roared back to form with a 91- ball 113 in the same match and went on to register his 44th ODI century. The fur megastar would be pumped up to maintain the same thickness position in the Sri Lanka series. 

Probable stylish bowler 

Yuzvendra Chahal 

The last many months have been tough for Yuzvendra Chahal and he’d now be hoping to make a strong comeback. The wrist- incentive would be looking forward to rooting a turn from the Guwahati face and making the ball do the talking. Chahal’s main goal would be to be the frontline incentive for India in this time’s World Cup. India vs Sri Lanka Match 

Prediction India have a power- packed platoon at their disposal for the ODI series. Also, at home, India have been a brute force in all three formats. The Men in Blue are the establishment pets to win the opening match of the series. 

India to win. 

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