India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I: Mumbai Pitch Report, Team India’s Record at Wankhede Stadium
Updated on: Jan 3, 2023 11:32 am IST
India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I: Team India will be playing a three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka at home and the IND vs SL 2023 first T20I encounter is scheduled to take place at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 3 January, 2023. India last played T20I cricket in their home conditions during October 2022 against South Africa just before the T20 World Cup 2022. On the other hand, the visiting Lankan team have not played a single T20I game after their ICC T20 World Cup 2022 campaign.
India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I: Mumbai Pitch Report
As seen over the years, the pitch at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai will definitely provide a belter of a wicket and the India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I game is expected to be a run-fest. It has normally offered brilliant batting-friendly conditions with good amount of bounce helping both the batsmen and bowlers to a great extent. The Wankhede will once again be a wicket with true bounce and there will be some amount of swing for the pace bowlers especially under the lights. However, the dew factor will once again play an important role and thus, the captain winning the toss will definitely choose to bowl first due to the batting paradise.
IND vs SL: Team India’s Record at Wankhede Stadium
- During the last T20I match between these two teams in Mumbai in 2017, India defeated Sri Lanka by a margin of 5 wickets.
- On the Wankhede wicket, 51 wickets have been taken by pacers while 21 scalps have been picked up by spinners.
- A total of 5 T20I matches have been won by teams bowling first while only twice batting first teams have won games on this venue.
- India posted their highest score of 240 for 3 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai against West Indies in 2019.
- The average first innings total will be 185 on this Mumbai wicket.
India vs Sri Lanka 2023 Schedule
|3 January, 2023||1st T20I||India vs Sri Lanka||7 PM IST||Mumbai|
|5 January, 2023||2nd T20I||India vs Sri Lanka||7 PM IST||Pune|
|7 January, 2023||3rd T20I||India vs Sri Lanka||7 PM IST||Rajkot|
|10 January, 2023||1st ODI||India vs Sri Lanka||2 PM IST||Guwahati|
|12 January, 2023||2nd ODI||India vs Sri Lanka||2 PM IST||Kolkata|
|15 January, 2023||3rd ODI||India vs Sri Lanka||2 PM IST||Thiruvananthapuram|