IND vs SL Match Preview

Rohit Sharma continued his impressive batting form on Sunday against England, recording his third score of 50 or more in the tournament.

In an uncommon setback, Virat Kohli was dismissed without scoring a run, while Shubman Gill returned to the pavilion after contributing 9 runs. Nevertheless, Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul displayed resilient performances with the bat. With the majority of the batsmen in excellent form, India will aim to achieve a substantial total if they have the opportunity to bat first.

The team's bowling has also been a notable aspect of their performance thus far. Although Jasprit Bumrah has been the leading wicket-taker, Mohammed Shami has been exceptional in the last two matches, claiming a total of 9 wickets. The two spinners, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav, have effectively maintained control during the middle overs.

The injuries and the absence of key players, such as Wanindu Hasaranga, have significantly impacted Sri Lanka's prospects in the tournament. Sadeera Samarawickrama and Pathum Nissanka have displayed impressive batting skills, with the former emerging as the team's leading run-scorer.

Nissanka has achieved four half-centuries in the previous five matches and aims to provide a strong start for the team alongside Chamika Karunaratne. Despite being a highly talented batsman, Kusal Mendis has been inconsistent in his performances.

Unfortunately, the lower order has failed to deliver a strong finish for the team. Dilshan Madushanka has been the standout bowler, taking 13 wickets. However, the other seamers, Kasun Rajitha and Lahiru Kumara, have been quite expensive.

There is immense pressure on Maheesh Theekshana to perform, but he has only managed to secure three wickets thus far.

Weather Report

The weather will remain warm and there is some cloud cover expected. However, there is no forecast of rain. The temperature will remain above 30 degrees.

Pitch Report

The Wankhede Stadium usually offers a good batting surface and this match is likely to be no different. There are plenty of runs on offer especially when the pitch is new. The bowlers will need to hit the deck hard to get something out of the surface. Teams batting first will look to get around 350 runs. The ball does slow down a bit as the match progresses, helping the spinners. 

Notable stats

Unstoppable Shami

Mohammed Shami has an excellent record in the World Cups. He has 6 hauls of 4 wickets or more in the marquee event, which is the joint-highest along with Mitchell Starc.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


IND vs SL Probable 11

IND Playing 11

  • Rohit Sharma (C)
  • Shubman Gill
  • Virat Kohli
  • KL Rahul (Wk)
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Mohammed Siraj
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Shreyas Iyer

SL Playing 11

  • Pathum Nissanka
  • Chamika Karunaratne
  • Kusal Mendis (C)
  • Sadeera Samarawickrama
  • Charith Asalanka
  • Dhananjaya de Silva
  • Angelo Mathews
  • Maheesh Theekshana
  • Kasun Rajitha
  • Dushmantha Chameera
  • Dilshan Madushanka
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing India to win this match. They have been flawless in their performance so far and most of the players in the squad are in prime form. Looking at how the Sri Lankans have played so far, they will find it extremely difficult to stop the Indian juggernaut. 


Top Picks

Rohit Sharma: Rohit Sharma is the top-scorer for India in this tournament and is averaging 66.33. He has scored 6 centuries and 7 half-centuries against Sri Lanka in his career.

Jasprit Bumrah: Bumrah has picked up 14 wickets so far in 6 matches. He has a bowling strike rate of 24.08 against Sri Lanka.

Pathum Nissanka: Nissanka has been one of the most consistent performers for Sri Lanka this year, scoring 1108 runs at an average of 48.17. His knocks include 9 half-centuries and 2 centuries. 


IND vs SL Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: K Mendis, S Samarwickrama

Batters: R Sharma, V Kohli (C), P Nissanka

All-rounders: R Jadeja (VC), A Mathews

Bowlers: J Bumrah, M Shami, K Yadav, D Madushanka

IND vs SL Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction