IND vs SL: Sri Lanka will lock horns against India in the 1st T20I of the Sri Lanka tour of India, 2023 on Monday, January 2, 2023, at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Team India is all set to kick start its home season with a limited-overs series against Sri Lanka, starting with a three-T20I series. The T20I series opener will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Tuesday, January 3rd.
Team India will be without their senior players Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, and Mohammed Shami. The 2022 IPL-winning captain Hardik Pandya will command the side with Suryakumar Yadav acting as his deputy.
Ishan Kishan is expected to open the innings alongside Shubman Gill, who is yet to make his T20I debut for India. Harshal Patel, Shivam Mavi and Umran Malik will lead the pace attack while Yuzvendra Chahal will look after the spin.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will be led by Dasun Shanaka while their star spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has been appointed the vice-captain of their T20I side. The reigning Asia Champions defeated India in the continental tournament earlier this year.
The Men in Blue will undoubtedly start as favourites, given their recent run of form. However, Hardik Pandya and Ci. will be wary of what the Dasun Shanaka-led side is capable of in the shortest format. All in all, an exciting T20 game beckons at Wankhede Stadium.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the 1st T20I of the Sri Lanka tour of India, 2023.
IND vs SL Match Details
- Match: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I
- Date: Monday, January 2, 2023
- Time: 7:00 PM (IST) | 1:30 PM (GMT) | 7:00 PM (Local)
- Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Pitch Report For IND vs SL, 1st T20I
The surface at Wankhede Stadium is expected to provide a lot of support to the batters. However, the pitch might become slow during the second innings and spinners are likely to dominate the later part of the game. We can expect a high-scoring game here and whoever wins the toss will look to bowl first.
Pitch Stats of Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai For IND vs SL, 1st T20I
- Total matches played: 7
- Matches won batting first: 2
- Matches won bowling first: 5
- Average 1st Inns scores: 194
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 182
- Highest total recorded: 240/3 (20 Ov) by IND vs WI
- Lowest total recorded: 172/10 (20 Ov) by AFG vs RSA
- Highest score chased: 230/8 (19.4 Ov) by ENG vs RSA
- Lowest score defended: 209/5 (20 Ov) by RSA vs AFG
Probable Playing XI For IND vs SL, 1st T20I
India Playing XI
Hardik Pandya (C), Ishan Kishan (WK), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.
Sri Lanka Playing XI
Dasun Shanaka (C), Kusal Mendis (WK), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka.
Stats of India & Sri Lanka Form in Last 5 Matches
IND vs SL Top Players to Pick in Fantasy Team for 1st T20I of Sri Lanka tour of India, 2023
1. Suryakumar Yadav
India’s Mr 360 will look to continue his rich vein of form with the bat. He had a stellar 2022 as he scored two overseas centuries and finished as the top run-scorer in T20Is, having garnered 1164 runs from 31 matches.
2. Wanindu Hasaranga
The vice-captain of Sri Lanka finished the year 2022 as the third-highest wicket-taker with 34 scalps to his name. He was also the leading wicket-taker of the T20 World Cup with 15 wickets from eight matches.
3. Hardik Pandya
The star India all-rounder will be leading the team in the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma. He will be looking to make the most of this opportunity and deliver some impactful performance in the series.
IND vs SL Player Record/Stats (Must Picks) For 1st T20I
|Hardik Pandya||1160 Runs & 63 Wickets|
|Wanindu Hasaranga||86 Wickets & 473 Runs|
|Suryakumar Yadav||1408 Runs|
|Ishan Kishan||589 Runs|
|Arshdeep Singh||33 Wickets|
|Maheesh Theekshana||31 Wickets|
IND vs SL Captaincy Picks For 1st T20I Between India vs Sri Lanka
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Hardik Pandya
- Wanindu Hasaranga
IND vs SL Dream11 Prediction – Fantasy Team Suggesting For 1st T20I
India vs Sri Lanka – Fantasy Team 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Kusal Mendis, Ishan Kishan
- Batters: Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill, Pathum Nissanka
- All-Rounders: Hardik Pandya, Wanindu Hasaranga
- Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Maheesh Theekshana, Umran Malik
- Captain: Suryakumar Yadav
- Vice-Captain: Wanindu Hasaranga
India vs Sri Lanka – Fantasy Team 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Ishan Kishan
- Batters: Suryakumar Yadav, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shubman Gill, Pathum Nissanka
- All-Rounders: Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Wanindu Hasaranga
- Bowlers: Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Maheesh Theekshana
- Captain: Hardik Pandya
- Vice-Captain: Ishan Kishan
IND vs SL Match Prediction – Who Will Win Today’s Match?
Sri Lanka 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.