In a highly anticipated showdown, India and Sri Lanka are set to clash in the Super Fours of the 2023 Asia Cup at the R. Premadasa Stadium. Despite persistent rain playing spoilsport in recent days, the dedicated ground staff have worked tirelessly to prepare the pitch for this exciting fixture. Join us as we delve into a comprehensive preview of Match 10, scheduled for a day-night showdown kicking off at 15:00 local time in Colombo.
The pitch should become more conducive to batting as the game progresses, and we anticipate that both captains will elect to field first.
The weather forecast for Colombo is concerningly similar to the previous two days. During the afternoon of this contest, heavy thunderstorms are predicted in the area.
This field has become wet due to the rain and covers that have fallen over the past few days. A par tally will not exceed 300 in this match.
Head to Head:
This will be the 166th ODI between India and Sri Lanka, with India needing four wins to reach 100 victories over Sri Lanka. In their most recent ODI match, India triumphed by an astounding 317 runs!
IND vs SL Team Form in Last Five Matches:
IND : W W NR W L
SL : W W W W W
India’s previous match was won by a massive 228-run margin. They were dominant with both bat and ball to defeat the Pakistani team. They batted first and scored 357 runs in this match. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill made significant 50s, whereas Virat Kohli and KL Rahul scored enormous centuries.
The bowling was nearly as effective as the batting, as the Indian bowlers dismissed the opposition for 128 runs. Kuldeep Yadav was the hero of the show, taking five wickets to demolish the opposition’s batsmen.
India Squad Prediction:
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Sri Lanka Preview:
Sri Lanka is also fresh off a 21-run victory over Bangladesh. They batted first and scored 257 runs in this match. Samarawickrama achieved an outstanding 93 runs, while Kusal Mendis contributed a crucial fifty runs to the team’s total.
The bowling of the Sri Lankans was excellent, as the opposition batsmen were limited to 236 runs. The bowlers performed as a unit, as Theekshana, Shanaka, and Pathirana each took three wickets to dismiss the opposing batsmen.
Sri Lanka Squad Prediction:
Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana
IND vs SL Head to Head Stats in Tests
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India vs Sri Lanka Prediction:
Fans in Colombo and cricket watchers from across the globe will be looking forward to this match as the in-form and 2022 Asia Cup Champions Sri Lanka go head to head with India. Rohit Sharma’s team are starting to play near their best and they will provide Sri Lanka with a very tough test. Our prediction is for India to win.