India vs Sri Lanka – Match Preview & Prediction, Who Will Win This Match?

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On Thursday, November 2, India is all set to play against Sri Lanka in the 33rd match of the ODI World Cup 2023. This exciting match will happen at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Sri Lanka is coming to this game after a defeat by Afghanistan. The two teams met in the 30th match, and Afghanistan won by seven wickets.

India, on the other hand, is doing really well. They have played six matches and won all of them. They hope to keep this winning streak when they face Sri Lanka.

Details of IND vs SL match:

  • Match: India vs Sri Lanka, 33rd ODI World Cup 2023 match

  • Location: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

  • When: Thursday, November 2, 2:00 PM (IST)

  • Watch it on: Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar app

What to expect from the Wankhede Stadium pitch?

Wankhede Stadium’s pitch is known for being great for batting. When India and Sri Lanka play, we can expect a lot of runs. Bowling first and then chasing a target might be a good plan here.

Past matches between IND and SL:

  • Total matches: 167

  • India’s wins: 98

  • Sri Lanka’s wins: 57

  • No results: 11

  • Ties: 1

  • They first played on June 16, 1979, and the last game was on September 17, 2023.

Who might play in the match?

India’s players:

Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.

Sri Lanka’s players:

Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Dushmantha Chameera, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka.

Who might shine in the match?

Best batter:

Rohit Sharma from India might be the star. He has scored 479 runs in his recent eight matches. He’s playing great these days and could make a big difference in the game.

Best bowler:

Jasprit Bumrah from India is in top form. He has taken 19 wickets in his last nine matches. Sri Lanka should be careful when he bowls.

Who could win?

India seems to have the edge and might win this match.