Mon, 9 Jan 2023

Indian Cricket: Preview for the 1st ODI between India and Sri Lanka at Guwahati

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One Day Cricket is back as Indian cricket team as turn their sights to the format with the huge world cup in fray later this year. India and Sri Lanka have been playing each other each year, but this year it has a different significance. Both the teams will want their teams to get ready for the biggest event this year. For India, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli make a comeback to the Indian side. Jasprit Bumrah on the other hand pulled out at the last moment due to a recurrence of the back stiffness.

Venue – Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati

Time – 1330 PM IST

Likely pitch conditions –

The ground at Guwahati has hosted just one ODI before this, India had played West Indies in 2018. The weather is expected to be clear with dew expected to play a huge role. In the only game played here, India won the game while batting 2nd against West Indies. The same is expected again as the team winning the toss will bowl 1st again.

Likely India XI –

R. Sharma, S. Gill, V. Kohli, KL Rahul or I. Kishan, SK Yadav or S. Iyer, H. Pandya, A. Patel, Chahal or Kuldeep, Shami, Siraj and Arshdeep or Umran

Likely Sri Lanka XI –

K. Mendis, P. Nissanka, A. Fernando, D. De Silva, C. Asalanka, D. Shanaka, W. Hasaranga, C. Karunaratne, M. Theekshana, K. Rajitha, L. Kumara

India vs Sri Lanka Head to Head record

Games played – 162

Wins for India – 93

Wins for SL – 57

No result -11

Tied games -1

Head to Head in India –

Games played – 51

Wins for India – 36

Wins for SL – 12

No result – 3

Last game in India –

17th Decem, 2017 – at Vizag – India won the game by 8 wickets

Guwahati ground record

Games played – 1

Wins for India -1

Games won after batting 2nd  – 1

Games won after winning the toss -1

Highest score by a batter – Rohit Sharma -152 not out vs West Indies in 2018

Best bowling figures – 3/41 by Y. Chahal vs West Indies in 2018

Highest team score at this venue – 326/2 by India vs WI in 2018

Highest chase – 326/2 by India vs WI in 2018

Approaching milestones –

·Chahal with 118 ODI wickets needs 2 wickets to go past Kuldeep Yadav (119) into the 18th place for all time ODI wicket takers for India

·Chahal with 118 wickets can also go past Bumrah (121 wickets) if he picks 4 wickets to go into 17th place for all time ODI wicket takers for India

·Kuldeep Yadav with 119 ODI wickets needs 3 wickets to go past Bumrah (121 wickets) to go into 17th place for all time ODI wicket takers for India

·Virat Kohli needs 87 runs to reach 14,000 runs in List A cricket

·This is Kohli’s 300th List A match

·Virat Kohli needs 1 century to tie with Tendulkar on 20 ODI centuries in India

·Kohli needs 180 runs more to reach the top five in all time scoring list of ODI cricket

·Kohli also needs just one century to become the highest century maker for India vs Sri Lanka in ODI cricket

·Rohit Sharma needs 1 more century to score his 7th ODI ton vs SL and move into the 3rd place with Sanath Jayasuriya

·Rohit Sharma has two double tons vs Sri Lanka – 264 in 2014 at Kolkata and 208* in 2017 at Mohali

·Kuldeep Yadav needs 3 wickets to complete 200 international wickets

·Mohammad Shami with 152 wickets needs 3 and 4 wickets to go past Tendulkar (154 wickets) and Nehra with (155 wickets) to be the 11th all time leading wicket taker in ODI cricket for India

·Shubman Gill needs 49 runs to go past 3000 runs in List A cricket

·Surya Kumar Yadav needs 38 runs to complete 2000 runs in international cricket

·This is Dasun Shanaka’s 1st ODI in India

·Shanaka needs 54 runs to score 1000 runs in ODI cricket

·Kusal Mendis needs 2 more catches to reach 50 catches in ODI cricket

·Avishka Fernando needs 36 runs to reach 1000 runs in ODI cricket

·Pathum Nissanka needs 63 runs to reach 3000 runs in List A cricket

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