On Tuesday, January 3, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India and Sri Lanka will face off in the first Twenty20 International. In bilateral T20I series last year, the Men in Blue were in excellent form, and as the new year gets underway, they'll try to keep it up.
As regular skipper Rohit Sharma is still recovering from a thumb injury he sustained during the recent ODI series in Bangladesh, the Indian team will be led by star all-rounder Hardik Pandya. Notably, Virat Kohli, one of the greatest batsmen of all time, has also been given a break for this series.
With the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024, India will field a young squad in the upcoming T20I series. The Kerala stumper Sanju Samson will try to seize this chance to show his mettle because it has been given to him.
The Sri Lankan team, on the other hand, would be motivated to perform admirably this time on Indian soil after suffering a 0-3 whitewash the previous year. After handing India a six-wicket loss in the Super Four match of the continental tournament last September, the defending T20 Asia Cup champions would be optimistic.
IND vs SL Match Details
Venue: Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
Date and Time: January 3, 2023 7:00 PM IST
The Wankhede Stadium's wicket has long been a batter's haven, and over the years, bowlers have had to work extremely hard to get a decent bounce on this pitch. On this track, batting second is a very simple position to play, and as the game goes on, the dew makes it even simpler. The captain who wins the toss will therefore initiate to bowl first.
IND vs SL Predicted Playing XI
Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan(wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya (c),Washington Sundar, Harshal Patel, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.
Kusal Mendis (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka.
Match Prediction Today: India to win the match
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