The Indian cricket team started their New Year with a campaign against the Sri Lanka team, it was good start for the team as they won both the T20 (2-1) and ODI series (3-0) started from 3rd January 2023, comprised 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs.
Hardik Pandya led the team in the T20 Series against Sri Lanka while Rohit Sharma returned to the team after his injury break. Rohit made a nice comeback after his injury, India won the first ODI by 67 runs and second by 4 wickets and 3rd was historical by 317, biggest and first 300+ win till date.
India vs Sri Lanka 2023 Schedule
IND vs SL, 1st ODI– 10 Jan 2023 (Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati)
IND vs SL, 2nd ODI– 12 Jan 2023 (Eden Gardens, Kolkata)
IND vs SL, 3rd ODI– 15 Jan 2023 (Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram)
IND vs SL, 1st T20– 03 Jan 2023 (Wandkhede Stadium, Mumbai)
IND vs SL, 2nd T20– 05 Jan 2023 (Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune)
IND vs SL, 3rd T20– 07 Jan 2023 (Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot)
IND vs SL Squads
BCCI on Tue (Dec 27) announced the two white-ball squads for the upcoming series at home against Sri Lanka. Shikhar Dhawan has been dropped from the ODI Squad, meanwhile, the selectors also omitted Rishab Pant from both squads.
Subhman Gill has returned to the ODI fold for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka after being ignored for the Bangladesh series. The IND Vs SL series will begin in Mumbai on Jan 3 and the ODIs will be played on Jan 10, 12, and 15. Ravindra Jadeja will miss the whole series as he continues his recovery.
India ODI Squad: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (VC), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh.
Sri Lanka Squad: Dasun Shanaka (C), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Mendis (VC), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ashen Bandara, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dunith Wellalage, Pramod Madushan, Lahiru Kumara.
Dasun Shanka continue to lead the Sri Lankan team in both the formats T20Is and ODIs.
India vs SL 3rd ODI Overview
On 15th of Jan, India won the toss at Greenfield Stadium and decided to bat first, opening pair made it great start as Rohit Sharma (42), Shubhman Gill (116) played so well and the king Kohli (166*) convert these beautiful innings into the storm, India scored 391 in 50 overs by loosing 5 wickets.
Sri Lanka’s entire battling collapsed, scored just 73 runs in 22 overs. Mohammad Siraj took 4 wickets, Shami and Kuldeep Yadav took 2-2 wickets, rest two got run out.
India vs SL 2nd ODI Overview
Sri Lanka won the toss again, decided to bat first this time but lost the match and series to India. Nuwanidu Fernando (50), Kusal Mendis (34), Dunith Wellalage (32) tried to give big target but their whole team played just 39.4 overs and scored 215 runs, this was not easy for India but KL Rahul (64*) crucial inning saved the match, India lost 6 wickets to score 219 in 43.2 Overs.
India vs SL 1st ODI Overview
In the first match on 10 Jan, Sri Lanka won the toss but decided to bowl first and Indian batters proved this decision wrong as opener Rohit Sharma (83), Shubhman Gill (70) gave great start and Virat Kohli (113) made this stronger. After which Shreyas Iyer (28), KL Rahul (39), Hardik Pandya (14) played to make it target of 374.
Pathum Nissanka (72), Dhananjaya de Silva (47) and captain Dasun Shanaka (108*) played well but other batters couldn’t add their contribution, and Sri Lanka scored just 306/8 in 50 overs.
Ind vs SL T20 Series Overview
In India, Sri Lanka won just three T20 matches out of 16 (including the latest win in Maharastra Cricket Association Stadium on 5th Jan), India is dominating at homegrounds with 12 wins while 1 match had no result.
If we talk about all the International matches, there are 28 matched have been played between India and Sri Lanka where India won 18, SL won 9 and rest one has had no result.
India T20 Squad
Hardik Pandya (C), Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi
Bench: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Washington Sundar, Mukesh Kumar, Harshal Patel, Sanju Samson ruled out due to injury, uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Jitesh Sharma replaces him.
KL Rahul, Rohit and Virat Kohli will not play in the T20 series whereas Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rahul Tripathi returned to the T20 squad. Gaikwad and Tripathi came in the place of Shreyas Iyer and Rishab Pant.
Sri Lanka T20 Squad
Dasun Shanaka (C), Pathum Nissanka, Wanindu Hasaranga (VC), Kusal Mendis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha
Bench: Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Ashen Bandara, Dunith Wellalage, Pramod Madushan, Nuwan Thushara, Lahiru Kumara
India vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming Details
The Indian team first played 3 T20Is followed by 3 ODIs. The T20Is started at 7:00 PM Local/01:30 PM GMT, and the ODIs will begin at 1:30 PM Local/08:00 GMT.
The IND vs SL 2023 series broadcast only on the Star Sports Networks (Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports First, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, and Star Sports 1 Kannada). Viewers can live stream the matches on the streaming app Disney+Hoststar.
India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20 Overview
SKY did what cricket fans expected from him, his not out inning 112* in just 51 balls made it like a video game, Shubhman Gill (46) and Rahul Tripathi (36) add fuel to this fire and target was 228/5, Captain Pandya won the toss and decided to bat and won the match like a boss.
Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis (23), Dasun Shanaka (23) and Dhananjaya de Silva (22) were top scorers, the whole team failed to face attacking Indian bowling, last match failure Arshdeep made nice comeback, bowled 2.4 overs, took 3 wickets by giving just 20 runs. Hardik, Unman, Chahal each took 2 wickets and Axer took crucial wicket Kusal Mendis.
India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20 Overview
India won toss but decided field first, it was bad show by Indian bowlers as lead pacer Ashdeep Singh threw 5 no balls, gave 37 runs in just 2 overs and failed to take any wicket. Another pace battery Urmaan Malik succeeded to take wicket but gave 48 runs in 3 overs.
Debut match hero Shivam Mavi had to satisfy with no wickets and gave 53 runs in his 4 overs spell. Axer Patel was treat to watch with both bat and balls, he bowled 4 overs and spent just 24 runs and took two crucial wickets.
Pathum Nissanka (33), Kunsal Mendis (52), Charith Asalanka (37), Dasun Shanaka (56*) set 206/5 runs on scoreboard. India’s top order collapsed, Suryakumar Yadav (51) and Axer Patel (61) couldn’t save this match.
India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 Overview
India’s T20 Captain Hardik Pandya is known for his aggressive cricket, recently shared his new year resolution that to win World Cup 2023. We saw a thrilling T20 first match where Sri Lanka won the toss but invited India to bat (162/5), Deepak Hooda (41*), Ishan Kishan (37), Axar Patel (31), Hardik Pandya (29) were top scorers. SL bowlers Dilshan Madushanka, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunarathne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Waning Hasaranga took 1-1 wicket.
India’s debutant bowler Shivam Mavi made this target tough for Srilankan batting lineup, he took 4 wickets with 22 runs, Pacer Umran Malik threw 155 KMPH, highest by any Indian and took 2 crucial wickets, Harshal Patel also took 2 wickets and rest two got run out by Deepak Hooda. Dasun Shanaka (45), Kusal Mendis (28), Chamika Karunaratne (23*) tried hard to compete but SL lost all wickets and scored 160 in 20 overs .
A. Rohit Sharma led in ODI, Hardik Pandya led in T20.
A. Disney+Hotstar, Star Sports Networks
A. ODIs will begin at 1:30 PM Local/08:00 GMT
A. Dasun Shanaka is SL captain in both the formats.