Sri Lanka’s unbeaten streak is on the line against their toughest opponent
Sri Lanka have been undefeated in their previous 13 One-Day Internationals. India have been dominant versus Sri Lanka in recent years, winning eight of the previous 10 encounters. India will face Sri Lanka in their next Super 4 fixture of the Asia Cup at Colombo on September 12. Their previous clash was against Pakistan, which went into a reserve day. India head into this match as favourites at 1.40.
Sri Lanka won both the matches in the group stage and are coming off a 21-run victory over Bangladesh in their first Super 4 fixture. They’re in good form but now face a tough task. Sri Lanka have odds of 2.20 to win this match.
Head-to-head record, Sri Lanka vs India
The head-to-head record between the two sides in fifty-over cricket is skewed in India’s favour. The two teams have competed in 165 ODIs, of which India have 96 while Sri Lanka have been victorious 57 times. As for the previous 10 matches, India lead the scoreline by 8-2.
R Premadasa Stadium has historically favoured the team batting first but with the possibility of rain, batting first could be tricky. Expect the team winning the toss to bowl first in this match.
Looking at both sides’ strengths and weaknesses, India are clear favourites to win this match. They have a win probability of 62%
The average batting first score in men’s ODI cricket at this venue stands at 244.
Pitch and conditions
R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo generally produces spin-friendly pitches but seamers have found assistance here in recent matches. As for the weather, there’s a big threat of rain looming over the match, with a 60% chance of precipitation.
Players to keep an eye on…
Sri Lanka Predicted playing XI: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana
India Predicted playing XI: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj: The fast bowler has done an exceptional job for India in ODI cricket. He has claimed 22 wickets in the format since the start of this year.
Sadeera Samarawickrama: The Sri Lankan batter has been rock solid for the team in the middle order. He scored a crucial fifty against Bangladesh in the group stage and 93 off 72 in the last game.
Asia Cup 2023 predictions
Sri Lanka have been on an undefeated run but have had troubles competing against India in recent years. India have a much more formidable batting unit as well as a threatening bowling unit. We predict that India will win the match.
Our pick: Back India at 1.40 to win this one!
Sri Lanka v India Betting tips
Apart from betting on India to win the match, check our other recommended bet about India’s best batter.
Shubman Gill returned to form with a superb fifty against Pakistan on Sunday. He has done well in the fifty-over format this year with three hundreds and five fifties. Back Shubman Gill at 3.75 to be India’s top batter in the match!