India vs Sri Lanka
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India vs Sri Lanka Prediction- Who Will Win Today IND vs SL Match? 1st T20I. Sri Lanka takes on India in a three-match T20I series starting on January 3 in Mumbai. The next two T20Is will be played on January 5 (Pune) and January 7 (Rajkot). The three ODI games are scheduled to take place on January 10, 12, and 15 in Guwahati, Kolkata, and Thiruvananthapuram respectively.

Both teams have announced their squads for the series. Rohit Sharma is the captain of India in the ODI series. Hardik Pandya is the skipper of India in the T20I series. For Sri Lanka, Dasun Shanaka is the captain of the team in both the ODI and T20I series.

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India vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2022
India vs Sri Lanka. Image Credits: BCCI

India and Sri Lanka last played in the Asia Cup 2022. The Lankans defeated India in the Super 4 stage to knock them out of the competition. Eventually, they went on to win the tournament last year. Sri Lanka toured India in 2022 as well for a three-match T20I series and two-match Test series. Indi whitewashed their opponents in both formats. 

India vs Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan and KL Rahul
India vs Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan and KL Rahul (Credits: Twitter)

Heading into this series, India played an ODI and Test series against Bangladesh. The Tigers shocked the Men in Blue by beating them 2-1 in the ODI series. India came back to win the Test series 2-0. The win kept them alive in the WTC 2021-23 final race. 

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SL vs AFG 2nd ODI
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Sri Lanka last played an ODI series against Afghanistan in November 2022. The series ended in a 1-1 tie. Afghanistan won the 1st ODI by 60 runs while Sri Lanka won the 3rd ODI by 4 wickets. The 2nd ODI was washed out due to rain.

India vs Sri Lanka Head To Head In T20Is

Matches Played India Won Sri Lanka Won
26 17 8

 

Recent Venue Records (Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai)

Wankhede, IPL 2021
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Image source- aajtak.in

STATS – T20

Total matches 7

Matches won batting first 2

Matches won bowling first 5

Average 1st Inns scores 194

Average 2nd Inns scores 182

Highest total recorded 240/3 (20 Ov) by IND vs WI

Lowest total recorded 172/10 (20 Ov) by AFG vs RSA

Highest score chased 230/8 (19.4 Ov) by ENG vs RSA

Lowest score defended 209/5 (20 Ov) by RSA vs AFG

Who Will Score Most Runs For India: Ishan Kishan / Suryakumar Yadav 

Who Will Take Most Wickets For India: Yuzvendra Chahal / Arshdeep Singh

Who Will Score Most Runs For Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka / Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Who Will Pick Most Wickets For Sri Lanka: Wanindu Hasaranga / Maheesh Theekshana

India vs Sri Lanka Prediction- Who Will Win Today IND vs SL Match? 1st T20I

In-home conditions, India are favorites to win the first T20I and the series. However, having beaten India in the Asia Cup, Sri Lanka will be confident of beating them again.

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