IND vs SL Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jan 10, 2023

IND vs SL Match Prediction - Jan 10, 2023

ODI cricket is relevant once more as the World Cup approaches later this year. That is why both India and Sri Lanka will hope to use this series to find out more about their teams and develop a playing style. For India, the first task will be getting its combinations right. Can it afford to carry some of its seniors even as the youngsters break down the door? 

For Sri Lanka, the challenge is going to be finding a way to transition its young T20 guns to solid ODI players. If there is one format in which Sri Lanka has really struggled in the previous few years, then that is ODI cricket. 

Let us take a look at both teams more closely then. 

Match prediction and cricket betting tips for India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI 2023. The match is going to be played at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati on the 10th of January 2023.

IND vs SL Team Previews


India will welcome back its senior cricketers for this match. It appears as if the management has picked out 20 players which will play most ODI's leading into the World Cup. As a result, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Mohammad Shami are available for selection. Also, Hardik Pandya makes a comeback into the ODI squad after a long time. 

This means India has some selection debates to solve. Rohit Sharma will come back to the opening slot and he has said that he will be partnered by Shubman Gill. That means Ishan Kishan, who scored a massive double-century in his previous outing is going to be without a place! Of course, he could play in the middle order in place of KL Rahul or Shreyas Iyer but that would be a bit harsh on Iyer. There is also SKY waiting in the wings and how long can India continue to ignore him?

Hardik Pandya is sure to play at number 6 and Axar Patel has done enough to command the number seven position. The four bowlers that play this match are likely to be Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj, and Arshdeep Singh.

Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav will compete for the lone spinner's place in the team. Chahal is probably going to play but we think Kuldeep Yadav deserves a place as he can be a better wicket-taker in the middle overs. 

India Playing 11

Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, YS Chahal, Umran Malik, Mohammed Siraj.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka may have won six out of their previous ten ODI's but they came against Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. We are not sure if Sri Lanka really has a settled ODI team at the moment and expect it to struggle in this series. Here is the thing. While T20 cricket and ODI cricket are both played with the white ball, ODI cricket seems to be closer to Test cricket than the T20 format. 

Players that succeed in T20 cricket may not translate that to the ODI format. That is exactly what Sri Lanka is hoping for. Players like Dilshan Madushanka, Dasun Shanaka, or even the spinners (Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana) are excellent T20 players but average ODI players. 

Kusal Mendia, Pathum Nissanka, and Dhananjaya de Silva will lead the batting lineup with support from Charith Asalanka and the all-rounders. 

A part of the reason why Sri Lanka has started to be more effective in T20 cricket is that its players do not need to score big individual runs or pick wickets regularly. The game comes to you. That is not the case in 50 over cricket and why we think Sri Lanka will struggle. 

Sri Lanka Playing 11

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Wanidu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka.

IND vs SL Toss Prediction

The team that has chased has won the two ODI's played in Guwahati and so that may be what both teams aim to do in this match as well. 

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

There is no rain predicted on match day and the weather should be quite comfortable. As far as the pitch goes, expect a batting beauty on which some really high scores can be got. The outfield at this venue will be lightning quick and the size of the boundaries is also quite small. 

300 has to be the minimum teams aim for and something around 350 is not out of the question either. 

IND vs SL Betting Tips

We have no hesitation in backing India in this match. Not only is India an absolute beast when it comes to playing at home, but it is also just a better ODI team than Sri Lanka. Is that a guarantee of victory? No, after all, cricket is not played on paper. But all things remaining equal, we think India would win 8 out of 10 games against Sri Lanka comfortably. 

Bet on India to win.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 10CRIC


    Most Fours in the Match

    India (1.36)


This is one of the most reliable betting markets that we have seen. The team with the better batting lineup will score more fours in most cases. That is certainly not true for the number of sixes in our observation. Good odds considering the liklihood of the bet coming through.

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    Any Player to Score a Century in this Match?

    Yes (1.60)


The pitch is expected to be very batting friendly and both teams have batters that can take advantage of that. The chance of this bet coming through increases if India wins the toss but could pay out even if India bats second.

Today Match Prediction

India To Win the Match, 1.26

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Who will win IND vs SL

India 73.23% (197)
Sri Lanka 26.77% (72)
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