1st ODI: India vs Sri Lanka | Fantasy Tips and Teams

image-lcoxi3i1Indian team warming up on the eve of the first ODI (Source: AP Newsroom)

The first ODI of the series between India and Sri Lanka will be played at the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati, Assam. The match will be taking place on Tuesday, 10th January 2023 from 1:30 PM IST.  

India have managed to clinch the three-match T20I series by winning the last match quite convincingly by 91 runs. Now as the action shifts to a slightly longer format of the 50 overs, it is expected that there will be a shift in the dynamics of both teams.

Also, to keep in mind the 50-overs World Cup is approaching and the two teams will see this as a preparation round for the mega event. Before the live-action kick starts let us look at some of the important factors and tips for making the fantasy teams of the match. 

Ground Stats

image-lcoxq4d2Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli vs West Indies at the venue (Source: Twitter)

The Barsapara cricket stadium has seen only one ODI so far. A total of 648 runs were scored in the match at a run rate of 7.03 runs per over. Only 10 wickets fell in that match. 

Also, if we speak about recent happenings at the venue, India and South Africa were engaged in a T20I match in October 2022. This encounter saw 458 runs being scored in a span of 40 overs. So, the numbers suggest that the pitch is generally a batting heaven and we can expect a high-scoring match between India and Sri Lanka. 

ODI Records at the ground

Total Matches: 1 

Matches won batting first: 0

Matches won batting second: 1

Average Score batting first: 322

Average Score batting second: 326

Average runs scored per over: 7.03

Average runs scored per wicket: 65

India vs Sri Lanka, First ODI : Probable Playing XIs

Indian Team News

Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the series. Ishan Kishan will not be playing in the match as per Indian skipper Rohit Sharma. 

India Probable Playing XI

Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Mohammed Shami

Sri Lankan Team News

No major updates as of now. 

Sri Lanka Probable Playing XI

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (WK), Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (C), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka

Key Facts to be kept in mind

  1. In the last and only ODI played at the venue Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, both scored centuries against West Indies
  2. Virat Kohli averages 60 against Sri Lanka in 46 ODI innings. 
  3. Shreyas Iyer has five 50-plus scores in the last 10 ODI innings in which he has batted. 
  4. Dasun Shanaka who has a decent record against India in T20Is averages just 18.33 against the same opponent in ODIs. 
  5. Wanindu Hasaranga concedes 41 runs and takes 45 balls to pick up a wicket against India in ODIs. 

Expert's Tips

The pitch at Barsapara cricket stadium has favoured the batters so far. So packing the team with more batters, especially from the team that bats second along with all-rounders who can be handy with the bat is the right way to go for the match. 

Team 1: For Head-to-Head contests (Cricket Exchange Fantasy App)

Wicketkeeper: Kusal Mendis

Batters: Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, Aviska Fernando, Pathum Nissanka

All-rounders: Axar Patel, Hardik Pandya, Dhanajaya de Silva

Bowlers: Umran Malik, Mohammed Siraj, Kasun Rajitha

Captain: Shreyas Iyer
Vice-captain: Virat Kohli

Team 2: For Winner takes all contests (Cricket Exchange Fantasy App)

Wicketkeepers: Lokesh Rahul, Kusal Mendis

Batters: Shreyas Iyer, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Pathum Nissanka

All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Wanindu Hasaranga

Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Maheesh Theekshana

Captain: Virat Kohli
Vice-captain: Rohit Sharma

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