Sri Lanka need to win to have an outside chance of semifinals
- India have won six out of six games in the Cricket World Cup 2023 while Sri Lanka have won two out of six.
- The scoreline for the previous 10 encounters between the two reads 9-1 in India’s favour.
India and Sri Lanka will be up against each other in match no. 33 of the Cricket World Cup 2023 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on November 2nd. The Indian team has been on a rampage, beating everyone in their path. In their most recent game, India defeated England by 100 runs while defending 229. India head into this match as favourites at 1.18
Sri Lanka have four points from six games and they now have to rely on other results while also winning their remaining three games. After winning back to back games against the Netherlands and England, they lost to Afghanistan by seven wickets. Sri Lanka have odds of 5.17 to win this match.
The head-to-head record between these two teams is dominated by India. They have faced each other in 167 ODI matches, of which India have claimed 98 games while Sri Lanka have won 57 times. Talking about the previous 10 encounters, India lead the scoreline by 9-1.
India have preferred chasing in recent times and five of their six wins in the ongoing World Cup have come while chasing. Sri Lanka’s only two wins in the tournament were while batting second. Our toss prediction is that Sri Lanka will win the toss and bowl first.
India have been the side to beat in the competition whereas Sri Lanka have lost in four of their six games. Considering the recent record, India will head into this contest as heavy favourites, with a win probability of 62%.
The average first innings score at Wankhede Stadium after 25 ODIs in men’s cricket stands at 256. The highest team score registered here was 438/4 by South Africa.
Wankhede Stadium is known for excellent pitches for batting with consistent bounce. The seamers can also find some assistance with the new ball. As for the weather, Mumbai is expected to be sunny and hot on Thursday afternoon. The temperature, likely to be in the mid to high 30 degrees, could be a challenge for players.
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (c/wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka
Rohit Sharma: The Indian captain was outstanding in the previous game, making 87 off 101 against England on a tough pitch. Rohit has scored 398 runs in the tournament at a strike rate of 119, including one hundred and two fifties.
Dilshan Madushanka: The left arm pacer has done a good job for Sri Lanka in the ongoing tournament. He has taken 13 wickets from six games at an average of 24.46, with best figures of 4 for 49.
India were tested in the previous game and they came out with flying colours. The hosts have an intimidating pace attack to go with quality spinners. The batting line-up looks pretty formidable as well.
Our pick: Back India to win the match at 1.18
Apart from betting on India to win the match, check out our other recommended bet about Sri Lanka’s best batter.
Sadeera Samarawickrama has been superb for Sri Lanka in the middle order. He has made 331 runs in the ongoing World Cup at a strike rate of 104. He has registered two fifties and a hundred in the competition. Back Samarawickrama at 5.00 to be Sri Lanka’s top batter in the match!