India will play Sri Lanka in the first one-day international (ODI) of the World Cup in 2023 at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. The match will be played on January 10 and will feature key Indian players like Jasprit Bumrah, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma back in the team.
India Team- Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (WK)/ KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya (VC), Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami/ Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh.
Sri Lanka Team- Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama.
Venue Details- This match will take place at Guwahati's Barsapara Cricket Stadium. The stadium has hosted a few Twenty20 matches and one One Day International. It can hold 40,000 people.
Toss: To Bowl
In that match, India beat West Indies by chasing a target. The winning captain typically bowls first because the pitch favors batters in the second inning.
We predict that India will defeat Sri Lanka.
When comparing the two teams, India has a leg up on Sri Lanka in the upcoming ODI series. Jasprit Bumrah's return to the squad gives the bowling unit an advantage, and the Indian team has serious depth in the batting department. The Sri Lankan team does not have any good all-rounders. India's primary all-rounder, Hardik Pandya, could have a significant impact on the game