IND vs SL Probable 11: Rohit Sharma-led India will lock horns with Kusal Mendis-led Sri Lanka to play the 33rd match of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 on November 2 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
IND vs SL Probable 11
IND vs SL Probable 11: Rohit Sharm and Co are the only team in this World Cup season to remain unbeaten so far. With 6 victories from the 6 games they played, India holds the second spot in the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 Points Table.
They were behind South Africa who holds the top spot in the table with 6 victories in 7 games with a NRR of +2.290. A victory in today’s game will move India to the top spot while Sri Lanka needs to win this game with a healthy NRR to stay alive in the semifinal qualification race.
On the other hand, with 2 victories from 6 games, Sri Lanka holds 7th spot in the points table. As of now, Bangladesh is the only team to be eliminated from the semifinal race.
Though team India has a quality mixup for the match against Sri Lanka, India’s leading run-scorer for this World Cup – Rohit Sharma failed to score big enough in today’s match venue.
In Wankhede Stadium, Rohit just scored 46 runs in 3 matches with the highest score of 20 runs. On the other hand, one of India’s aggressive bowler, Shami have a poor track record at Wankhede.
In Wankhede, Shami played 2 ODIs and bagged just 3 wickets at an economy of 5.49. It is worth mentioning that run machine Virat Kohli has an impressive record against Sri Lanka as well as maintains a good track record at Wankhede.
In 50 innings against Sri Lanka, Virat scored 2506 runs at an average of 62.65 which includes 11 half centuries and 10 centuries. In Wankhede Stadium, Virat scored 269 runs in 6 innings with a highest score of 121.
Sri Lanka’s spinners including Maheesh Theekshana have had an indifferent World Cup so far, faring the worst out of all teams. They have together picked only five wickets at an average of 121.6 and will need to step up against a team like India.
India Probable 11
Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Sri Lanka Probable 11
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.