India recently defeated Pakistan convincingly in their last match. They had to reschedule the match for another day so, they will be playing two ODIs on two consecutive days.
Team India will play against Sri Lanka in the fourth game of the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup 2023 at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on Tuesday. The match will start at 2:30pm local time. India will compete in the third day of a match against Pakistan after their last Super 4 game ended due to bad weather.
Sri Lanka has won 13 matches in a row, which is the second-best in the history of ODI cricket after Australia’s 21 consecutive wins. Sri Lanka will try to win against India to take a big step towards qualifying for the Asia Cup 2023 final. Rohit Sharma’s team is trying hard to secure a place in the Finals. They are currently at the top of the Points Table after a huge 228-run win against Pakistan on Monday.
The Indians batted really well on this pitch during the last game, suggesting that it is a good pitch for batting. However, faster bowlers can still improve their skills by practicing and also by analyzing the pitch. The batsmen will have to wait for the new ball to be used. The ground is wet and the ball might be low. The spinners will start working in the second half.
HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCH HISTORY BETWEEN PAKISTAN VS. INDIA
Both the teams have played a total of 165 One Day International matches so far. India has won 96 times, which is more than Sri Lanka’s 57 wins. A total of 9 matches ended in a draw, while 1 coordination was a tie.
Team Sri Lanka
- Dasun Shanaka (c)
- Pathum Nissanka
- Dimuth Karunaratne
- Kusal Mendis (wk)
- Sadeera Samarawickrama
- Charith Asalanka
- Dhananjaya de Silva
- Dunith Wellalage
- Maheesh Theekshana
- Kasun Rajitha
- Matheesha Pathirana
- Rohit Sharma(c)
- Shubman Gill
- Virat Kohli
- KL Rahul
- Ishan Kishan(w)
- Hardik Pandya
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Shardul Thakur
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Mohammed Siraj
Virat Kohli once again shown his class in the last match against Pakistan. He completed one more century of his career. So, this is understood that he is familiar with the pitch and will try to make it difficult for the Sri Lankan bowlers
Matheesa Pathirana the young pacer performed aggressively taking three wickets against Bangladesh in the last match. He just gave a score of in 9.1 overs. He will surely try to take as many wickets as he can.
SWOT Analysis for Both Teams
Here we go with a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) Analysis of both the teams:
Team Sri Lanka Strengths
Likewise India, Sri Lanka has also presence of skilled as well as some new players. Players like Kusal and Dimuth appear to stabilize the batting lineup of their team. Kusal Mendis being a wicket keeper adds to the middle order strength. De Silva is a versatile player as he plays well both while batting and bowling.
Matheesha , Pathum and Maheesh are some secret weapons of Sri Lanka who will prove lethal.
Team Sri Lanka Weaknesses
As far as the batting lineup is concerned, this team possesses a strong batting lineup. But, they have shown weakness in the middle order phase in the last match. It depends upon the conditions how consistent the middle order will be.
Opportunities For Team Sri Lanka
Team Sri Lanka is at a crucial stage where they can still improve and secure chance to win. The presence of Matheesha , Pathum and Maheesh provides a great opportunity to make some new records in critical cricket matches.
Threats For Team Sri Lanka
The biggest problem of Sri Lanka is to get pressure against the strong teams. Unexpected problems like any injuries disturb the decorum of this team. They need a strong plan to strengthen their team.
Team India Strengths
Indian team is a well mixture of young and experienced players. It has Kohli, Sharma and Bumrah as well. These are skilled enough to win any tricky match. Whereas, Pandeya and Jadeja have leveled up as professionals. Yadav’s left spinning style will help India get wickets in middle overs.
Team India Weaknesses
India won against New Zealand and Sri Lanka in the start of the year. As we know, Rahul is injured and it will lead to rearrange the playing sequence. Ishan is a good opener, he can manage to play well. Team India lacks a good spinner who can spin from the initial stage of the match.
Opportunities For Team India
India won against many teams in Asia Cup 2023. It has also been a well deserved Champion. But also it has missed many opportunities. The win against the strong Pakistani fast bowlers give them a great opportunity to stand still.
Threats For Team India
The inconsistency of the Indian team leads them to miss chances. Any chance missed in such critical matches now will prove to be a support against their defeat. They must not get any pressure and play with patience to earn the victory.
WINNING CHANCES OF TODAY’S MATCH FOR BOTH TEAMS
Meanwhile, India has won the hearts of people with their performance. Sri Lanka team has also been seen in form during the last few matches. Fair weather conditions will hopefully let team India win according to their performance record in Asia Cup 2023.
TOSS ROLL IN TODAY’S MATCH
This pitch supports the one who bat first as proved in the last match where India won. The one who bats first will get the opportunity to set a huge target.
WEATHER REPORT (FORECAST) FOR TODAY MATCH
The sky is full of clouds and there is a chance of rain interruption as it happened in last few matches.
If Sri Lanka win the toss and bowl;
India will score 300-320 runs
If India win the toss and bowl;
Sri Lanka will score 265-275 runs
In both cases, India will win