In a highly anticipated clash, India faced Sri Lanka in Match No. 33 of the 2023 World Cup at the iconic Wankhede Stadium on November 2, 2023, at 2:00 p.m.
Cricket enthusiasts from around the world eagerly tuned in to witness this high-stakes encounter as both teams sought to make their mark in the prestigious tournament.
The match at the Wankhede Stadium promised an exciting showdown between these cricketing giants, and fans were on the edge of their seats in anticipation of the outcome.
IND vs SL Head-to-Head Records
In the thrilling cricket rivalry between India and Sri Lanka, a total of 167 matches have been played over the years.
India has emerged as the dominant force in this contest, having won 98 of these encounters, while Sri Lanka secured victory in 57 matches.
There were 11 instances when the matches ended in a no result or a tie, with only one memorable tie on record.
In their most recent clash, which took place in the Asia Cup Final, India asserted their dominance by defeating Sri Lanka with a resounding 10-wicket victory.
The recent trend in their head-to-head encounters has seen India maintain their supremacy, as they have emerged victorious in the last 5 consecutive matches against Sri Lanka.
This long-standing cricket rivalry continues to captivate fans with its fierce competition and exciting moments on the field.
Wankhede Stadium Pitch report
The Wankhede Stadium pitch is renowned for offering a balanced playing surface, making it a favourable ground for both batsmen and bowlers.
Over the past 20 matches held at this venue, the average 1st innings score stands at 258 runs, indicating that it’s a track where batters can find success.
In the realm of ODIs, the stadium has hosted a total of 25 matches. Of these, the team batting first emerged victorious in 14 contests, while the chasing team triumphed in 11 matches, with no ties recorded.
The average score for teams batting first at the Wankhede Stadium is 258, showcasing the pitch’s propensity to yield competitive totals. The highest team total achieved on this pitch was a remarkable 438/4 by South Africa, while the lowest total was 115/10 by Bangladesh.
In terms of scoring patterns, six matches saw teams scoring below 200, four games featured scores between 200 and 249, eleven matches witnessed scores between 250 and 299, and four contests showcased scores exceeding 300, reflecting the pitch’s versatility and the potential for varied cricketing encounters.
IND vs SL Probable Playing XI
IND Probable Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Ishan Kishan
Sri Lanka Probable Playing 11
SL Probable Playing 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
Chamika Karunaratne, Dunith Wellalage, Dushan Hemantha, Kusal Perera.