India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI Match Preview

India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI

The 1st ODI India VS Sri Lanka will take place on January 10. This game is the first of an exciting series of 3 games. That said, this will also begin India’s preparation for the 2023 ODI World Cup. The Indian cricket team is looking for a strong core. This core will include both younger and more experienced activists. So it will be interesting to see how all the players perform in all the opportunities they get. Here’s a short preview of the game:

India vs Sri Lanka, a preview of the first ODI match

India and Sri Lanka meet in the opening match of the three-match ODI series on Tuesday, January 10. The Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati will host the match.

India recently defeated Sri Lanka 2-1 in the three-match T20I series and should be quite confident. Several of his big stars, including Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah, also return. Bumrah has returned to the squad after recovering from a back injury.

However, with Kohli back, the place where the Suryakumar Yadav bats can still be seen. Suryakumar was in phenomenal form in T20I after becoming the top scorer. Pacer Arshdeep Singh did not have a memorable ODI debut in New Zealand and will be looking to make amends.

The spotlight will also be on Rohit Sharma, who returns from injury. Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill were two of India’s best batsmen in ODIs last year. Responsibility will also fall on KL Rahul after he played some useful shots in Bangladesh’s ODIs.

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will rely heavily on skipper Dasun Shanaka to lead from the front. The revolving trio of Mahesh Theekshana, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Dunith Wellalage will have a major role to play. Kusal Mendis also needs to take his form from the T20I to the 50+ format.

Match Details

  • Match: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI
  • Date and time: January 10, 1:30 p.m
  • Location: Guwahati
  • Live stream: Disney+ HotStar and Crickex App

Squad and Probable 11 for India Vs Sri lanka

India Squad: Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya (VC), Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Ishan Kishan (WK), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah

India Expected Playing XI:  Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (WK), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (VC), Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik/Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami.

Sri Lanka Squad: Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Ashen Bandara, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dasun Shanaka (c), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, Dunith Wellalage, Lahiru Kumara, Jeffrey Vandersay, Pramod Madushan

Sri Lanka Expected Playing XI:  Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (WK), Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya De Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dilshan Madhushanka, Maheesh Teekshana, Lahiru Kumara.

Place, Time, and Broadcast:

The venue of the match is Baraspara Stadium in Guwahati. India has played a few matches here before. One of these was a T20 match against Australia in 2017 where Jason Behrendorff had beaten the Indian with his left-arm pace. The wicket will help pacers if the ball is hard, but then it is the batsman’s throw.

The match starts at 13:30. m. IST. The official station Star TV Network will start its functions at 12:30 pm. The game can also be streamed live on Crickex App.

IND vs SL Pitch report

Wickets are notorious for being slow. However, the most recent international meeting at the venue indicated favorable batting conditions, with more than 400 runs scored in the T20I match between India and South Africa in October 2022. In addition, the chasing team won two of the three international matches held. As a result, the captain who wins the coin toss will choose to chase.

Guwahati weather forecast

The weather forecast for Tuesday (January 10) calls for a warm day followed by cooler temperatures at night, with a high of 27°C and a minimum of 17°C during game hours. There is no chance of rain all day and in the days leading up to the race. Therefore, expect non-stop competition.


There is no denying that Sri Lanka will put up a tough fight for the hosts, but the team led by Rohit Sharma is likely to be the favorite. Team India is a formidable group in local conditions and can ruin any opponent’s chances on any given day. Therefore, India is likely to win the first ODI against Sri Lanka.