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India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI – IND vs SL Cricket Match Preview, Prediction, Where To Watch, Probable 11 And Fantasy 11 Tips

After a close 2-1 win in the T20I series, India will take on Sri Lanka in the 1st ODI with the big names back in the team.

Rishabh Gautam
By Rishabh Gautam January 08, 2023 • 13:46 PM

After a close 2-1 win in the T20I series, India will take on Sri Lanka in the 1st ODI with the big names back in the team. 

IND vs SL 1st ODI: Match Preview:


Hardik Pandya-led young Indian side won the 3-match T20I series against India by 2-1. Now, big names like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli & KL Rahul are set to return for the 3-match ODI series. 

Shreyas Iyer was the top scorer for team India in ODIs in 2022, with 724 runs in 15 innings with a century and 6 fifties to his name. Shikhar Dhawan, who scored 688 runs in 2022, has been sidelined while Shubman Gill scored 638 runs in 12 matches while averaging 70.88. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma's return will further strengthen the batting along with Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul in the middle order. 

In bowling, Mohammed Siraj was the top wicket-taker for team India in 2022 with 24 scalps to his name in 15 innings. Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik and Hardik Pandya will constitute the pace department. The spin department will be led by the return of KulCha - Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, along with Axar Patel and Washington Sundar. 

Pathum Nissanka scored the most runs for Sri Lanka in 2022, registering 491 runs in 11 innings with a ton and 4 fifties to his name. Charith Asalanka was also a constant with 426 runs in 10 innings while Kusal Mendis scored 388 runs in 11 innings, remaining unbeaten thrice. Captain Dasun Shanaka was in excellent form in the T20I series and was his team's best batter. Chamika Karunratne can also play fast knocks down the order while Dhananjaya de Silva and Wanindu Hasaranga can also contribute with the bat. 

Right-arm leg break bowler Jeffrey Vandersay was the top wicket-taker for Sri Lanka in ODIs in 2022, registering 14 wickets to his name in 7 matches. Wanindu Hasaranga played only 5 ODIs in 2022 and still managed to pick 10 wickets while Karunaratne registered the equal number of wickets in 8 innings. Kasun Rajitha showed good form in the T20I series and the bowling attack along with Pramod Madushan, Lahiru Kumara and Dunith Wellalage looks formidable enough for the sub-continent conditions. 

IND vs SL 1st ODI: Match Details

  • Date – Tuesday, January 10, 2023
  • Time – 01:30 PM IST
  • Venue – Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati

Today's Match Prediction: Who will win today's cricket match? IND vs SL 1st ODI

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

IND vs SL Head-to-Head:

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

IND vs SL 1st ODI: Where to Watch?

The ODI series between India and Sri Lanka will be broadcasted by Star Sports while it will be broadcasted digitally on the OTT platform Hotstar+ app. 

IND vs SL 1st ODI Team News:

There are no new injury updates from either team as of now. 

IND vs SL 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

IND vs SL 1st ODI Fantasy XI:

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