IND vs SL: After an exciting T20I series, India and Sri Lanka will now lock horns with each other in the 1st ODI of three-match ODI series of the Sri Lanka tour of India, 2023 on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati.
India’s regular skipper Rohit Sharma, and senior players like Virat Kohli and KL Rahul will return to action after being rested for the T20I series. Overall, they have got a balanced squad and start as clear favourites heading into the game.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, must be high on confidence after giving a tough fight to the Men in Blue in the recently concluded T20I series. The Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka looked in great touch in the 20-overs format and he will look to extend his rich vein of form in ODIs.
Apart from Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, and Wanindu Hasaranga will hold the impetus for the visitors. Just like India they, too, have a well-balanced side and will be eyeing a win in what promises to be a cracking contest in Guwahati.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the 1st ODI of the Sri Lanka tour of India, 2023.
IND vs SL Match Details
- Match: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI
- Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
- Time: 1:30 PM (IST) | 8:00 PM (GMT) | 1:30 PM (Local)
- Venue: Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
Pitch Report For IND vs SL, 1st ODI
The surface at Guwahati is expected to be flat. Batters will look to pile up runs here while spinners will get some turn in the middle overs. As for pacers, there wouldn’t be much swings available for them and they’ll have to wait for the batters to commit a mistake to eke out wickets. We can expect a high-scoring game on Wednesday.
Pitch Stats of Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati For IND vs SL, 1st ODI
- Total matches played: 6
- Matches won batting first: 3
- Matches won bowling first: 2
- Average 1st Inns scores: 149
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 138
- Highest total recorded: 237/3 (20 Ov) by IND vs RSA
- Lowest total recorded: 118/10 (20 Ov) by IND vs AUS
- Highest score chased: 122/2 (15.3 Ov) by AUS vs IND
- Lowest score defended: 119/6 (20 Ov) by ENGW vs INDW
Probable Playing XI For IND vs SL, 1st ODI
India Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (WK), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer/Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.
Sri Lanka Playing XI
Dasun Shanaka (C), Kusal Mendis (WK), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Jeffrey Vandersay.
Stats of India & Sri Lanka Form in Last 5 Matches
IND vs SL Top Players to Pick in Fantasy Team for 1st ODI of Sri Lanka tour of India, 2023
1. Shreyas Iyer
He finished the year 2022 as the highest run-getter for India in ODIs, with 724 runs in 15 innings at an average of 55.69, including one century and six half-centuries. He will look to extend his good run of form.
2. Rohit Sharma
The Indian captain has been one of the best performers for India in 50-overs format. So far, he has amassed 9454 runs in 228 innings at an average of 48.73 and a strike rate of 89.42. He will look to continue his rich vein of form in one of his favourite formats.
3. Virat Kohli
The former Indian captain has recently finished his ODI century drought by hitting a sensational hundred against Bangladesh. The Delhi batter has garnered 12471 runs in 256 ODI innings at an average of 57.47 and a strike rate of 93.01.
4. Dasun Shanaka
The Sri Lankan captain was the leading run-getter for the visitors in the T20I series, having racked up 124 runs in three matches at an average of 62 and a strike rate of 187.88. He will be the key batter for Sri Lanka in this game.
5. Wanindu Hasaranga
He has picked up 39 wickets in 33 ODI innings at an economy rate of 5.08 and an average of 34.79. He has been equally impactful with the bat as well, amassing 672 runs at an average of 25.85 and a strike rate of 106.16.
IND vs SL Player Record/Stats (Must Picks) For 1st ODI
|Player||Stats (ODI Career)|
|Virat Kohli||12471 Runs|
|Rohit Sharma||9454 Runs|
|Kusal Mendis||2616 Runs|
|KL Rahul||1760 Runs|
|Hardik Pandya||63 Wicket & 1386 Runs|
|Mohammed Shami||152 Wicket|
|Kasun Rajitha||17 Wickets|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||118 Wicket|
|Dasun Shanaka||946 Runs & 14 Wicket|
IND vs SL Captaincy Picks For 1st ODI Between India vs Sri Lanka
- Virat Kohli
- Axar Patel
- Wanindu Hasaranga
IND vs SL Dream11 Prediction – Fantasy Team Suggesting For 1st ODI
India vs Sri Lanka – Fantasy Team 1
- Wicket-Keeper: KL Rahul, Kusal Mendis
- Batters: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dasun Shanaka, Shreyas Iyer
- All-Rounders: Hardik Pandya, Wanindu Hasaranga
- Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Kasun Rajitha, Maheesh Theekshana
- Captain: Virat Kohli
- Vice-Captain: Wanindu Hasaranga
India vs Sri Lanka – Fantasy Team 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Kusal Mendis
- Batters: Virat Kohli, Dasun Shanaka, Shreyas Iyer, Pathum Nissanka
- All-Rounders: Axar Patel, Hardik Pandya, Wanindu Hasaranga
- Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Kasun Rajitha
- Captain: Axar Patel
- Vice-Captain: Kusal Mendis
IND vs SL Match Prediction – Who Will Win Today’s Match?
India is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.