IND vs SL Today Match Prediction for India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I– Who Will Win IND vs SL match?

Updated on: Jan 2, 2023 5:14 pm IST

India vs Sri Lanka Today match prediction

IND vs SL 2023: India is all set to kick start year 2023 with a three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka. The first match will be played on 3rd January at iconic Wankhede Stadium followed by a second game slated to take place on 5th January in Pune. The last and final game will be played on 7th January in Rajkot.

IND vs SL Match Details

Fixture Name: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I
Competition: Sri Lanka tour of India 2023
Date: 3rd January 2022
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Ground: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

IND vs SL Pitch Report

The pitch of Wankhede Stadium is generally a high scoring one. Balls come nicely on the bat and initially there’ll be some help for fast bowlers as well. The average first innings score at the venue is 194 whereas it dips to 182 in the second innings. But as per the history teams bowling first have won most games whereas teams batting first has just 2 wins to their name. With ground dimensions being short, it is likely that captain winning the toss would want to ball first.


India –  W L NR W D
Sri Lanka – W L L W L

IND vs SL Probable Playing XIs


Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya (C), Sanju Samson (WK), Washington Sundar, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh

Sri Lanka:

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka

IND vs SL Probable Top Performers

Probable Best Batter

Suryakumar Yadav– Stats in T20Is  

Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav is expected to the best batter in the first T20I between India and Sri Lanka. The right-hander of late has been in a sensational form and is currently the No.1 ranked batter. His stats are exceptional as well as he has scored 1408 runs in just 42 games at a strike of over 180.

Matches Runs Average Strike rate  100s/50s H/S
42 1408 44.0 180.98 2/12 117

Probable Best Bowler

Wanindu Hasaranga– Stats in T20Is 

Sri Lanka spinner Wanindu Hasranga is expected to be the best spinner in the first T20I between India and Sri Lanka. The leg-spinner is currently rated as one of the best spinners going around the World cricket. He has many times put his side in a winning position single handedly and is expected to do the same. His stats are staggering as well as he has 86 wickets in just 52 games.

Matches Wickets Average 5W Best 
52 86 14.49 1 4/9

IND vs SL Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between India and Sri Lanka 

  • India will be lead by Hardik Pandya as senior players has been rested for the series.
  • Suryakumar Yadav will be Hardik’s deputy whereas Mukesh Kumar and Shivam Mavi have found themselves for the first in squad.
  • Shubman Gill is likely to make his debut for India in T20Is as well.
  • Sri Lanka will be high on confidence as they defeated India in Asia Cup.
  • According to the IND vs SL today match prediction, IND is the favorite to win this match.

IND vs SL Head to Head T20I Record 

Matches Played IND Won SL Won Draw
24 17 7 0

Today’s Match Prediction: India to win the match

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