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Cricket Free Tips | IND vs SL, 2023: 1st T20I

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IND vs SL Match Details

Match: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I | Sri Lanka tour of India 

Date: Tuesday, 3 Jan 2023 

Time: 18:30 (GMT+5) / 19:00 (GMT+5.5) / 19:30 (GMT+6)

Format: T20I

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 

IND vs SL Preview

  • In the last fifteen T20 games they have played against Sri Lanka, the Indian squad has won eleven of them.
  • The last 10 games Sri Lanka has played in India have been losses, and they have a dismal record there.
  • Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, and Sanju Sampson are some of India’s top stroke makers.


In the first of three IT20 matches, India and Sri Lanka square off on Tuesday night at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. Since defeating New Zealand 1-0 in a three-match series in November, India has not played in an IT20 match. At the T20 World Cup in 2022, Sri Lanka last participated in this format.  It starts at 19:00 local time for this IT20. 

India’s performance in the last two T20 World Cup competitions has been dismal, although they have a strong roster of players. If they did not start the series off on the right foot in this game, it would be a huge shock.

Sri Lanka won the 2022 Asia Cup, although they continue to be a very unpredictable squad in all competitions. We still anticipate them to be competitive in this IT20, though.

IND vs SL Weather Report

On January 3, the skies over Mumbai will be clear, and we anticipate a high-scoring contest.

IND vs SL Match Toss Prediction

We have witnessed high-scoring games at this location, making it difficult to set a victory total because the pitch remains good into the second inning. At the toss, both captains would be considering this. In this game, the toss-winning team will probably choose to bowl first.

IND vs SL  Pitch Report

Because of how readily batters may knock past the line on a flat wicket, bowlers don’t have much room to manoeuvre. A target of roughly 180 runs would be set for the team that bats first.

India Team News & Probable Playing XIs

Although he has not been named as the long-term skipper in this format, all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who led the team in New Zealand in November, will captain the side throughout this series. Both KL Rahul and Virat Kohli are absent from the lineup for this game in this series.

Recent form – T W L W W 

India’s Probable XI

Hardik Pandya (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik  

Sri Lanka News & Probable Playing XIs

Despite having many injuries during the 2022 T20 World Cup, Sri Lanka does not have any fresh injuries or players that are sidelined for this series. The Sri Lankan lineup should resemble that from their previous match in this format during the T20 World Cup.

Recent form – L W L L W

Sri Lanka’s Probable XI

Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kasun Rajitha, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara

IND vs SL Head-to-Head Stats (Last 5 matches)

Team Won Lost No result
India  3 2 0
Sri Lanka 2 3 0

IND vs SL – 1st T20I, Dream 11


  • Kusal Mendis
  • Ishan Kishan


  • Suryakumar Yadav (C)
  • Avishka Fernando
  • Pathum Nissanka


  • Axar Patel (VC)
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Wanindu Hasaranga 


  • Arshdeep Singh
  • Kasun Rajitha
  • Mahesh Theekshana

IND vs SL – 1st T20I, Dream 11

IND vs SL Prediction

Winning the toss

  • India

Top batsman

  • India – Suryakumar Yadav    
  • Sri Lanka –  Kusal Mendis

Top bowler

  • India – Arshdeep Singh      
  • Sri Lanka – Maheesh Theekshana 

Most sixes

  • India – Suryakumar Yadav   
  • Sri Lanka –  Kusal Mendis

Player of the Match

  • India – Suryakumar Yadav

Team Scores Batting First

  • India – 180+
  • Sri Lanka – 160+

India is the favourite to win this match.


Cricket fans across the world anticipate this opening game of what should be a fantastic series. India still has good players at every position despite missing some of its top players. Though we anticipate Sri Lanka to be competitive, we believe India’s bowlers will be too powerful. Overall, we believe India will prevail.

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