In the ICC World Cup 2023, India is set to face Sri Lanka in their 33rd match, marking their first encounter in the tournament. As things stand, India leads the points table, having won all six of their matches in the ICC World Cup 2023. In contrast, Sri Lanka holds the 7th position, having secured victory in two out of their six matches.
In their most recent outing against England, India claimed victory by a margin of 100 runs. Rohit Sharma was a standout performer, amassing 87 runs, while Mohammad Shami shone with the ball, capturing 4 wickets. Sri Lanka’s last match saw them facing Afghanistan, but they were defeated by 7 wickets.
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Pathum Nissanka contributed 46 runs for the Sri Lankan side. In their history, these two teams have crossed paths 167 times in this format. India holds the upper hand, winning 98 of those matches, while Sri Lanka has emerged victorious on 57 occasions.
India is expected to maintain the same lineup that recently defeated England in Lucknow, with the possibility of resting Jasprit Bumrah, a decision left to the pacer. The unavailability of Hardik Pandya makes it unlikely for R Ashwin to be included as a third spinner, as Pandya is required for such a scenario.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Sri Lanka’s spinners, including Maheesh Theekshana, have underperformed in the World Cup, having taken only five wickets with an average of 121.6. They need to elevate their game when facing a formidable opponent like India.
Probable XI: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (c & wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera, Dilshan Madushanka.
Fantasy XI Suggestion 1:
KL Rahul, Kusal Mendis, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Shubman Gill, Pathum Nissanka, Ravindra Jadeja,Mohammad Shami (vc), Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Dilshan Madushanka
Fantasy XI Suggestion 2:
KL Rahul, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli (vc), Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Dilshan Madushanka