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India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

India IND
Sri Lanka SL
162/5 (20)
160 (20)
India won by 2 runs

IND vs SL Betting Tips

  • Suryakumar Yadav averages 44.00 in this format and he is well worth backing as India’s highest run scorer in this opening match of the series. Arshdeep Singh took 4-37 in his last IT20 and has taken 33 wickets from 21 matches in this format. He is our tip for India’s top wicket taker against Sri Lanka.
  • Pathum Nissanka has hit nine half-centuries in IT20s and he is a strong choice for Sri Lanka’s highest run scorer in this game. With the ball, Wanindu Hasaranga ended the 2022 T20 World Cup as the top wicket taker and he is our pick for Sri Lanka’s top wicket taker at the Wankhede Stadium.
  • We recommend backing Suryakumar Yadav to score over 27.5 runs in this game.

IND vs SL Win Probability

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Our Prediction

India are favorites to win

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Both Teams to Score 150+ Runs Each and 12+ Total Match Sixes

Both Teams to Score 150+ Runs Each and 12+ Total Match Sixes


Suryakumar Yadav To Score 50 -

Suryakumar Yadav To Score 50 - YES


Number of Wickets Caught in Match -

Number of Wickets Caught in Match - Over 8.5


Pathum Nissanka to Score -

Pathum Nissanka to Score - Over 20.5


All 4 Opening Batsmen To Hit 1 Or More 4's Each

All 4 Opening Batsmen To Hit 1 Or More 4's Each



IND vs SL 1st T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

India and Sri Lanka go head to head in the first of three IT20s on Tuesday evening at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. This is India’s first IT20 since beating New Zealand 1-0 in a three-match series in November. Sri Lanka last played this format in the 2022 T20 World Cup. Read on as we preview this clash. This IT20 gets underway at 19:00 local time.

India have been disappointing in their last two T20 World Cup tournaments but have a team full of quality players. It would be a big surprise if they did not get off to a winning start in the series in this match.

Sri Lanka won the 2022 Asia Cup but are still a very inconsistent team across all formats. However, we still expect them to be competitive in this IT20.

India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 Match Live Streaming

TV channels: This match will be shown live on Star Sports, Sky Sports Cricket, Super Sports and Fox Cricket.

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IND vs SL Match Toss Prediction

Teams batting second have won 52.5% of IT20s at the Wankhede Stadium. We predict that both teams will want to field first if they win the toss.

IND vs SL, Wankhede Stadium Pitch Report

There is always good pace in this wicket and we expect the ball to come onto the bat nicely in this match. A par score will be over 175.

Mumbai Weather Report

Clear skies throughout this game in Mumbai. The temperature will be in the mid-high 20s from start to finish with moderate humidity levels.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 Match 2023

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India Team News & Playing 11

IND Team News

All-rounder Hardik Pandya, who led the team in New Zealand in November, will captain the team throughout this series although he has not been appointed as the long-term skipper in this format. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul are both not in the squad for this game or the series.

IND Key Players

  • Suryakmuar Yadav - The top order batter was the leading run scorer in IT20s during 2022. He will be vice-captain of this team but we expect him to still play with freedom in this match.
  • Hardik Pandya - The skipper had an excellent year of cricket in this format and has established himself as one of the key players for India across both white-ball teams. He will be crucial with bat and ball in this game.
  • Arshdeep Singh - The young left-arm pace bowler is capable of picking up wickets at the start and end of an innings. His yorkers are particularly impressive.

IND Team Form

Although there is still room for improvement in India’s IT20 performances, they have lost only one of their last five matches in this format.

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India Predicted Playing 11

Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Hardik Pandya (c), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal

IND vs SL Prediction
India vs Sri Lanka Match Prediction

Sri Lanka Team News & Playing 11

SL Team News

Although Sri Lanka suffered from plenty of injuries during the 2022 T20 World Cup, they come into this series with no new injuries or players unavailable. We expect Sri Lanka’s line-up to be very similar to their last game in this format during the T20 World Cup.

SL Key Players

  • Pathum Nissanka - The 24 year old opener has become one of Sri Lanka’s most important players across all formats. The opener hit 67 runs in his last IT20 and he will be looking to continue his good international form in this game.
  • Wanindu Hasaranga - The bowling all-rounder will take on the role of vice-captain in this series. He has taken 71 wickets from 52 IT20s.
  • Lahiru Kumara - Although he has played only 25 IT20s, he has an excellent record in this format. He has picked up wickets in each of his last five international appearances.

SL Team Form

Sri Lanka had some very strong performances in this format over 2021 but have lost three of their last four IT20s.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara

IND vs SL Team Form in Last Five Matches


SL : L W L L W

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India vs Sri Lanka Head to Head

India have a good record over Sri Lanka in this format and bring an overall lead of 17-8 into this first match of the series. Sri Lanka have won only three of the last 11 IT20s between the sides.

IND vs SL Head to Head Stats in T20

  Matches Played IND Won SL Won Tie No Result
Overall 26 17 8 0 1
Last 5 5 3 2 0 0

India vs Sri Lanka Betting Odds

With a strong overall record over Sri Lanka, and strong IT20 form, it is no surprise to see India as clear favourites in this game.

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Who will win India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 Match?

Sri Lanka have a good bowling attack and some very capable batters at this level. However, overall, India have the stronger players in all departments.

IND vs SL Top Team Batsmen

Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan are our tips with the bat for India. Yadav took apart most bowling attacks during 2022 and the bookies expect more of the same in this game. Gill produced some excellent batting displays in white ball internationals for India over the second half of last year.

We recommend Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis and Charith Asalanka as our batting picks for Sri Lanka. Nissanka has developed into a very reliable batter for Sri Lanka and the bookmakers have him as favourite to top score. Mendis has hit 10 IT20 half-centuries.

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IND vs SL Top Team Bowlers

We are backing Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh and Harshal Patel as the top bowlers for India. Chahal has a strike-rate of 18.8 in this format and the bookmakers are backing him to deliver in this match. Patel has IT20 best figures of 4-25.

Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana and Lahiru Kumara are our recommendations with the ball for Sri Lanka. Hasaranga is capable of keeping the runs down as well as taking wickets and is favourite with the bookies to be Sri Lanka’s top bowler. Theeksana picked up consistent wickets in last month’s LPL competition.

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🏆 India vs Sri Lanka Prediction

This should be an excellent series and cricket supporters across the world are looking forward to this opening game. Although India are without some of their top players, they still have excellent players in all positions. We expect Sri Lanka to be competitive but think that India’s bowlers will be too strong. Overall we are predicting a win for India.

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Posted On 3rd January 2023 09:43:00 AM
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