India vs Sri Lanka Cricket World Cup 2023: Match Preview, Key Players, Head-to-Head, Prediction, Probable XI, Key Players, Weather Report, Pitch Report

India can qualify for the knock-out stage with a win over Sri Lanka, who will need to beat the hosts to maintain their own chances of advancing in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.

India vs Sri Lanka Cricket World Cup 2023: Match Preview, Key Players, Head-to-Head, Prediction, Probable XI, Key Players, Weather Report, Pitch Report

India and Sri lanka will face each other in match No. 33 of ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 on Thursday (Nov. 02). The match will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, Maharashtra, starting from 2:00 pm IST / 8:30 AM GMT.

India vs Sri Lanka Match Details

November 02, 2023, ThursdayIND vs SL2:00 PM IST / 8:30 AM GMTWankhede Stadium, Mumbai

After six convincing victories, India is the only team still unbeaten. They are currently leading the rankings and very certain to advance to the knockout stage.

India can adjust their lineup and aim for a first-place finish if they win seven straight games, which will guarantee their spot in the tournament’s final four.

Sri Lanka were touted as one of the shocks of the tournament after they stormed into the Asia Cup final on home soil last month, but the drubbing at the hands of India in the decider will never go away.
In that match, the 1996 champions were bowled out for just 50 when batting first, with Mohammed Siraj taking 6/21 as India chased down the target in just 6.1 overs, all 10 wickets taken.

India had triumphed in their previous encounter at the same tournament, as well as in all three ODIs they played in January this year. But the Sri Lanka XI will be different this time around.

India vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 Match Preview

have lived up to their billing as pre-tournament favorites, winning all six of their matches so far. Despite missing Shubman Gill for their first two matches and Hardik Pandya for the last two, the team has shown great depth and resilience. A victory over Sri Lanka on Thursday would make India the first team to qualify for the semi-finals.

Sri Lanka, who qualified for the World Cup through the Qualifier route, are struggling to stay alive in the tournament. They have just four points from six games and are coming off a loss to Afghanistan. Another defeat would all but eliminate them from contention.

India vs Sri Lanka ODIs and ODI World Cup Head-to-Head Records

India vs Sri Lanka ODIs Head-to-Head Records

In total, 167 ODIs have been played between the two teams. India have triumphed 98 times, while Sri Lanka have triumphed 57 times. Eleven matches have gone without a result, while one have been tie.

MatchesIndia WonSri Lanka WonNo ResultTie

India vs Sri Lanka ODIs World Cup Head-to-Head Records

On the other hand, the record is more even when it comes to the World Cups. Sri Lanka have won 4 of their 8 ODIs against India in the format of the World Cup so far. India, on the other hand, have triumphed in Four times of their eight ODIs against Sri Lanka, In the last 5 World Cup encounters, India have won 4 India.

MatchesIndia WonSri Lanka WonNo ResultTie

India vs Sri Lanka Match Prediction

There is an 83% possibility that India will defeat Sri Lanka in this match, according to Google’s win probability.

Regardless of who bats first, India will win for the seventh time, according to CricTracker.

MyKhel too believes that India would win again. If India keeps playing the way they have been playing, we don’t think they can lose this match.

India vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 Match Squad

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav

Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis (c), Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Angelo Mathews, Dushmantha Chameera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushan Hemantha, Chamika Karunaratne

India vs Sri Lanka Key Players

India : Jasprit Bumrah,

Sri Lanka : Pathum Nissanka

India vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 Match Probable Playing XI

India Playing XI : Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj/Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav.

Sri Lanka Playing XI : Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (capt, wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dinuth Wellalage/Dhananjaya de Silva, Kasun Rajitha, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushmantha Chameera

India vs Sri Lanka Match Weather Report

TemperatureHumidityWind SpeedRain
35°C59%11 Km/HrNo

India vs Sri Lanka Match Pitch Report

Wankhede likes players who can swing the ball in the early stages of the game, but he also likes pacers and spinners. The longer the match goes on, the more effective spin bowlers become. If batters are patient, they can score big.

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