After clinching the T20I series, a confident Indian side will take on Sri Lanka in the first ODI match at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on Tuesday, January 10. Team India will be strengthened with the inclusion of captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli and this should hold them in good stead. Jasprit Bumrah, however, has been ruled out of the ODI series owing to his injury management.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, can be quite dominant in this format and they have the players to give India a real close run. Wanindu Hasaranga, Kusal Mendis, and Dasun Shanaka could well challenge the hosts.
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will form the top order, while KL Rahul is expected to don the wicket-keeping gloves and bat in the middle order. Shreyas Iyer has been in great form in ODIs and Shubman Gill is expected to open the innings despite Ishan Kishan slamming a double ton in his last ODI.
India vs Sri Lanka Predicted XI
India Predicted XI
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami
Sri Lanka Predicted XI
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
India vs Sri Lanka Match Details
Match: India vs Sri Lanka, ODI 1
Date & Time: January 10, 1:30 PM
Venue: Barsapra Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Hotstar app
India vs Sri Lanka Fantasy Team
Captain – Shreyas Iyer
Vice-Captain – Pathum Nissanka
Wicketkeeper – KL Rahul
Batters – Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka
All-rounders – Axar Patel, Dhananjaya de Silva
Bowlers – Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka
India vs Sri Lanka Guwahati Weather and Pitch Report
The pitch at the Barsapra Cricket Stadium is a great cricketing wicket. We can expect a high-scoring contest, but the spinners from both sides could be quite handy on the surface. The weather will be quite pleasant and the captain winning the toss could well bowl first considering the dew that is expected to fall later in the evening.
India vs Sri Lanka Match Prediction
India are favourties heading into this match and will be a confident unit after having won the T20I series. However, Sri Lanka have a team that can surprise the hosts in these conditions. We expect the hosts to win this game in what could well be a showdown between the two batting units.