The hosts, India would look to continue their winning streak as they will face Sri Lanka in match 33 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 which will take place in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on 2nd November 2023. It will be a repeat of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup finals.
The Indian team will be on a high as they defeated England by 100 runs. Thanks to a superb knock by Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav, India posted just 229 runs. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami wrecked England’s batting to bowl them out for 129.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka suffered a 7-wicket loss against Afghanistan. They will look to give a tough fight to the Indian juggernaut.
Details– India vs Sri Lanka, Match 33, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Venue– Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date and Time– 2nd November 2023, 2.00 PM IST
India and Sri Lanka met each other in 167 ODI matches with Men in Blue winning 98 times while Sri Lanka registered only 57 victories, 11 no-result, and 1 tied match. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the Indian team thrashed Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the Asia Cup finals.
Since the 1979 World Cup, India and Sri Lanka met on 9 occasions with both teams winning 4 matches each while 1 no-result. The last time these two teams met in WC was during the 2019 edition with India winning by 7 wickets.
The pitch at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai promises to be a great batting paradise. South Africa amassed 399 for 5 in 50 overs thanks to De Kock’s 174, Klassen and Miller knocks.
It helps the pacers at night which could create problems for batters. The captain that wins the toss would likely field first, restrict the opponent, and then chase down the target.
India (Ind) vs Sri Lanka (SL)- Predicted Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami.
Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (C), Sadeera Samawickrama, Charith Asalanaka, Dhanajaya de Silva, Mathews, Mahesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Chameera, Dilshan Madhushanka.
Fantasy Selection- Ind vs SL
Team 1– Rohit Sharma (C), Pathum Nissanka, Shreyas Iyer, Kusal Mendis (VC), Suryakumar Yadav, Charith Asalanaka, Ravindra Jadeja, Kasun Rajitha, Mohammed Shami, Chameera.
Team 2– Shubman Gill, Kusal Perera (VC), Virat Kohli (C), Sadeera Samawickrama, KL Rahul, Dhanajaya de Silva, Jasprit Bumrah, Theekshana, Kuldeep Yadav, Madhushanka.