Preview and Prediction for India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Match


The Indian cricket Squad will carry on Sri Lanka in the 1st T20 match of the series on January 3rd at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This will be the first time a T20I game will be played between both teams after 2021. Indian Team is looking very Strong and Confident, This time Hardik pandy will lead the Indian team in all 3 T20Is against Sri Lanka. India will be looking to continue their winning streak in T20I matches, having won their last eight matches in a row. Indian Team has won the recent game against Australia and this will boost the team’s Confidence.

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will be looking to bounce back from their recent loss against New Zealand and Will put up a strong fight against India. Sri Lankan Captain Dasun Shanaka will be expected to lead his team to a bitter victory and gain some much-needed momentum heading into the rest of the series. Sri Lanka has seen many downfalls over the year in their Squad and in the team Performance but this time this team looks impressive and will fight hard for Victory, this is the new Sri Lankan team.

Indian Team Predicted 11

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

This time no Virat Kohli (he has been given rest by BCCI). Rohit Sharma is also injured due to his thumb injury so he is also not in the squad, Rishab Pant got into an accident and is seriously injured.

Sri Lankan Team Predicted 11

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

Team Sri Lanka is filled with many Young talents as the old players are retired. Many Srilanka star players have witnessed the last Year’s IPL.

Pitch, Whether, and Match Details

The 1st game Between India and Sri Lanka will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. This is one of the oldest Iconic Stadiums in India. This Stadium hosted many many matches.

And the Match will be Played on January 3 2023 at 7 PM IST and the Commentary will Commerce at 6 PM

Pitch Report

The Wankhede Stadium Pitch is always a Batsman paradise. This pitch support Batters and it is really difficult to bowl on this pitch. The Bowler will face difficulty in Swinging the ball. This pitch contains More grass rather than a flat pitch. Batsman will have more advantage over Bowlers

Whether Report

The Whether Condition at Mumbai Wankhede is a bit humid and the may be clear. This is a Winter Season so we can see fog in the second half of the match. The Temperature at the stadium will vary from 20 to 28 Degrees Celsius.

India vs Sri Lanka team Comparison

Both teams have a strong batting lineup, with the likes of Hardik Pandy, Shubham Gill, and Surykumar Yadav for India and Dasun Shanaka and Kusal Mendis for Sri Lanka. The battle between the two sides’ bowlers will also be an interesting one to watch, with Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal expected to lead the charge for India and Chamika and Wanindu Hasaranga expected to lead the attack for Sri Lanka.


The first T20I match between India and Sri Lanka is set to be an exciting encounter, with both teams looking to get off to a winning start in the series. Overall, it looks set to be a closely contested match, with both teams having the potential to put up a strong performance. However, given India’s form in recent times, they will start as the favorites to win the match. India has the advantage as they are playing in the home condition. Sri Lanka will definitely face many difficulties like Pitch conditions and weather. India will play a total of  3 T20Is and 3 ODI against Sri Lanka on different Venues. Let’s witness tomorrow the ind vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I match at Wankhede Mumbai.


This Article is based on Analysis and to the best of our Knowledge.