India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I 2023: Sri Lanka’s tour of India will start on January 3, when the first Twenty20 International (T20I) will be played in Mumbai. As part of this tour, there will be 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs.

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Sri Lanka Tour of India 1st T20I: India’s last series was against New Zealand, which they easily won 1-0 away from home. Even though they have a lot of new players, they are still the favorites to win this series.

Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, and either Shubman Gill or Ruturaj Gaikwad will be their most important batsmen in the top order. Suryakumar and Hardik Pandya, who both have a lot of experience, will be their most important players in the middle order.

Umran Malik, Hardik Pandya, and Arshdeep Singh are expected to lead the pace attack when they have the ball. On the other hand, Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar will be in charge of the spin.

This will be the first T20I assignment for the Lankans after the T20 World Cup, and they will try to come up with new ideas for this series. All of their players have been playing a lot of cricket at home in the Sri Lankan Premier League, which just ended.

Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis will be their first batters, and a lot will depend on how well they start for their team. Along with captain Dasun Shanaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya De Silva, and Charith Asalanka will be very important in the middle order.

With the ball, Wanindu Hasaranga will lead the bowling attack. He and Maheesh Theekshana, who is likely to bowl in the powerplay, are both in great shape. Lahiru Kumara will be their main pacer, along with Chamika Karunaratne and Pramod Madushan.

India vs Sri Lanka Match Details

  • Wednesday, January 3, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM IST.
  • Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

India and Sri Lanka’s T20I teams and possible starting lineups for the T20I series in 2023

Sri Lanka T20I Squad: Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Mendis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga (VC), Ashen Bandara, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, Dunith Wellalage, Pramod Madushan, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Thushara.

Sri Lanka Possible Playing 11: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka

India T20I Squad: Hardik Pandya (C), Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Yuzvenedra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar.

Possible Playing 11: Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Hardik Pandya (C), Sanju Samson (wk), Washington Sundar/Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik

India vs Sri Lanka, Wankhede Stadium Pitch Report

This pitch has always had a good pace, so we expect the ball to hit the bat well in this match. A par score is greater than 175.

How’s the weather in Mumbai?

In Mumbai, there was no rain during this game. From start to finish, the temperature will be in the mid-to-high 20s, and the humidity will be about average.

Match Toss Prediction for IND vs SL

At the Wankhede Stadium, teams that bat second have won 52.5% of T20s. If they win the toss, both teams will want to bat first.

How to Bet on the IND vs SL 1st T20 Match

On Tuesday night at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India, and Sri Lanka will play the first of three T20s. India last played an T20 in November when they beat New Zealand 1-0 in a three-game series. Sri Lanka played this way for the last time at the T20 World Cup in 2022. Read on to learn more about this fight. This T20 starts at 19:00 in the local time zone.

India could have done better in the last two T20 World Cups, but they have a lot of good players on their team. It would be strange if they didn’t start the series with a win in this game.

Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup in 2022, but they still need to be consistent in all of their games. They’ll still do well in this T20, though.

India vs. Sri Lanka Prediction

This looks like it will be a great series, and cricket fans worldwide are excited about this first game. India still needs to include a few of their best players, but they still have great players in every position. Sri Lanka will be tough, but India’s bowlers will be too good. In general, India will win.