India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI 2023 | Match Preview & Top Picks

India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI 2023 | Match Preview & Top Picks

India vs Sri Lanka ODI series 2023

The youthful Indian team, captained by Hardik Pandya, defeated India in the three-match series, 2-1. For the three-match ODI series, prominent stars like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and are now expected to return.

Shreyas Iyer scored 724 runs in 15 innings, including a century and six fifty-sevens, to lead the Indian ODI squad in 2022. Shubman Gill scored 638 runs in 12 games with an average of 70.88 while Shikhar Dhawan, who scored 688 runs in 2022, has been out. Together with Suryakumar Yadav and in the middle order, the return of and will boost the batting even more.

With 24 kills under his belt in 15 innings of bowling, Mohammed Siraj led team India in 2022 in terms of wicket-taking. The pace department will be made up of Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, and Hardik Pandya. Returning members of KulCha—Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, and Washington Sundar—will be in charge of the spin department.

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Pathum Nissanka amassed 491 runs in 11 innings, including a century and four fifty-sevens, to lead Sri Lanka in runs scored in 2022. In addition to being consistent, Charith Asalanka scored 426 runs in 10 innings, and Kusal Mendis scored 388 runs in 11 innings while being undefeated three times. In the series, captain Dasun Shanaka was in great shape and led his team to victory.

Dhananjaya de Silva and Wanindu Hasaranga can both contribute with the bat, and Chamika Karunratne can play quick knocks down the order.

The leading wicket-taker for Sri Lanka in ODIs in 2022 was the right-arm leg break bowler Jeffrey Vandersay with 14 wickets in 7 games. Wanindu Hasaranga played just 5 ODIs in 2022, but he still managed to take 10 wickets, compared to Karunaratne’s 10 in 8 innings. In the series, Kasun Rajitha had a strong performance, and the bowling attack, which also includes Pramod Madushan, Lahiru Kumara, and Dunith Wellalage, appears to be strong enough for sub-continent conditions.

Home team India will start as slight favourites to win the 1st ODI against Sri Lanka. 

INDIA vs SRI LANKA Head-to-Head:

  • Total – 162
  • India – 93
  • Sri Lanka – 57
  • Tied – 01
  • No Result – 11

First ODI of INDIA vs SRI LANKA: Where to Watch?

Star Sports will air India vs Sri Lanka one-day international series, which will also be streamed online via the Hotstar+ app on the OTT platform.

First ODI Team News: INDIA vs SRI LANKA

Neither team has reported any fresh injury information as of yet.

INDIA vs SRI LANKA 1st ODI Probable Playing XI:
  • India – Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, 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

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