- January 03, 2023 23:01Hardik Pandya
It was just cramps (injury in 2nd innings). Now I have a tendency to scare people. I did not sleep well, did not drink enough water and hence the glutes were stiff. I want to put this team in difficult situations because it will help us in big games. Bilaterals we are very good at and this is how we are going to challenge ourselves. To be honest, all the young guns got us out of the situation today.
- January 03, 2023 23:00Deepak Hooda - Player of the Match
I try my best to practice according to the number I bat. We were discussing it is a matter of 2-3 hits and that we will get with some momentum. I want to contribute in every manner. I am coming on the back of domestic cricket and know how to target the spinners.
- January 03, 2023 22:59Dasun Shanaka
Really disappointed with the way we finished, it was a game we should have won. At Wankhede, the batters need to cross the line easily when you are chasing 163. We used the match-ups well to restrict India. This bunch of youngsters is a very good bunch of players, they will come back strongly.
- January 03, 2023 22:48Shivam Mavi
“I was waiting for this moment for the last six years. Had injuries in between and it felt my dream will never come true. Nerves were 3-4 on a scale of ten because you know what to expect when you have played the IPL. The first wicket was my favourite.”
Best bowling figures for India on men’s T20I debut:
4/10 - Barinder Sran v ZIM, 2016
4/21 - Pragyan Ojha v BAN, 2009
4/22 - SHIVAM MAVI v SL, today*
3/9 - Bhuvneshwar Kumar v PAK, 2012
3/17 - Axar Patel v ZIM, 2015
- January 03, 2023 22:46A winning start to 2023
India pulls through at Wankhede, barely! On a half-paced wicket in the traditionally quick Mumbai wicket, India faltered with the bat in the first 15 overs before Deepak Hooda and Axar Patel pushed the total past 150 with their late surge. An impressive start from India’s bowlers led by skipper Hardik Pandya, Shivam Mavi and Umran Malik meant the home side had put Sri Lanka under pressure with constant wickets. However, Hardik’s counterpart, Shanaka put up an excellent riposte to keep his team in the chase. While Shanaka fell short of his half-century, Karunaratne nearly pulled off a win for Sri Lanka but Axar Patel managed to hold his nerve in the final over.
- January 03, 2023 22:34WSL 160 all out in 20 overs
Axar Patel to bowl last over. He starts with a wide! Rajitha flicks the next ball for a single. 11 needed off 5. Axar keeps it out of Karunaratne’s arc and maintains the ball within the permissible range as well. Karunaratne expects a wide but is denied one. Short ball from Axar and Karunaratne clobbers it over wide long-on for SIX! Another ball within the tram line and another ball let go by Karunaratne! 5 needed off 2. Axar to Karunaratne, OUT! Run out at the non-striker’s end as Karunaratne flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket and attempts to reel in two runs. Hooda sends in a good throw from the deep and Axar does the rest. Sri Lanka needs four runs from one ball to win.
19.6 - Axar to Karunaratne: Axar comes over the wicket. Karunaratne slogs but only manages a single as he miscues the hit to deep mid-wicket. India beats Sri Lanka by 2 runs. What a match to start India’s home season!
Kasun Rajitha run out (Hooda/AR Patel) 5 (4b); Dilshan Madushanka run out (Hooda/AR Patel) 0 (0b)
- January 03, 2023 22:306SL 150/8 in 19 overs
Harshal concedes a no-ball for height against Karunaratne. Rajitha finds himself on strike and Harshal gives away a wide. Harshal strays to the pads and Rajitha flicks it through short-fine leg. Misfield from Chahal and the ball trickles to the fence. Mavi cuts the ball out from the boundary and saves a single. Length ball and Karunaratne smokes it over deep mid-wicket for SIX! Karunaratne advances and slaps the ball to long-off for one run. 14 needed off 7. Rajitha only gets a single off the last ball as he drives it down the ground. Sri Lanka needs 13 off 6 but Rajitha will keep strike for the last over.
- January 03, 2023 22:22WSL 134/8 in 18 overs
Shivam Mavi is up for his last over. Karunaratne drives the first ball to long-off for one run. Slower-ball from Mavi and Theekshana slaps it straight to the cover fielder. Shivam Mavi to Maheesh Theekshana, OUT! Length ball and Theekshana lifts it to the long-off fielder. Mavi bowls out with figures of 4-0-22-4 - only the third Indian bowler to pick four wickets in men’s T20I debut.
Maheesh Theekshana c Yadav b Shivam Mavi 1 (4b)
- January 03, 2023 22:12WSL 131/7 in 17 overs
Umran to bowl out. Room on offer and Shanaka slashes it straight to the point fielder. Length from Umran and Shanaka nonchalantly flicks it over square-leg for SIX. What a shot. Umran sends in one into the blockhole. And there is some discussion after Kishan’s clean take. India reviews for a catch but the visuals suggest that the ball is deflecting to the ground after hitting the bat. Umran to Shanaka, OUT! Undone by sheer pace. Full and straight at 155kph. Shanaka attempts to carve it over cover but fails to overpower Umran this time. Fine catch from Chahal as well. Will that do for India? Maheesh Theekshana walks in at 9.
Dasun Shanaka c Chahal b Umran Malik 45 (27b 3x4 3x6)
- January 03, 2023 22:086SL 123/6 in 16 overs
Harshal returns. Harshal sends in a short ball and Shanaka swat it over deep mid-wicket for SIX. A couple of singles to follow. Short ball and Shanak slaps it across the line for FOUR.
- January 03, 2023 22:01WSL 110/6 in 15 overs
Mavi sends in a quick bumper to Shanaka. The ball lobs over to the on-side as Hasaranga sets off on a single and briefly crosses lines with Mavi. Mavi collects the ball and attempts a hit at the non-striker’s as Hasaranga puts in a desperate dive and hurts himself in the process. A single to follow. Mavi to Hasaranga, OUT! Holes out straight to mid-off. Mavi moves the ball outside Hasaranga’s reach and he still has a swing at it. Simple catch for Hardik and SL are six down now. Chamika Karunatne in at 7. A wicket and just three runs from Mavi’s third over.
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva c Pandya b Shivam Mavi 21 (10b 1x4 2x6)
- January 03, 2023 21:556SL 107/5 in 14 overs
Chahal is back. A couple of singles to start the over. Shanaka steps out and flicks the ball through the on-side and attempts to find two but settles for another single. Loopy delivery lands on the full and Hasaranga unleashes the slog-sweep for SIX. Another SIX. Similar trajectory from Chahal and a similar result. Hasaranga flat-bats the ball through wide long-on for a maximum. Hasaranga completes the over with two runs and seems like Mavi has hurt his finger in the process of collecting the ball.
- January 03, 2023 21:514SL 90/5 in 13 overs
Umran returns. Hasaranga guides the ball down to third for one run. Shanaka uses the pace of Umran and guides the ball down to third-man. Samson rallies around the ball but lands his knee hard on the ground and trips over. The ball trickles away for FOUR. Umran follows up with a searing delivery past Shanaka’s outside-edge. Short ball and Shanaka pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one run. Width on offer and Hasaranga guides the ball over backward point for FOUR.
- January 03, 2023 21:47SL 80/5 in 12 overs
Axar continues. Shanaka and Hasaranga exchange strike with singles. Axar slides the ball in and Shanaka makes room to pump the ball down the ground for SIX.
- January 03, 2023 21:41WSL 68/5 in 11 overs
Harshal slips in the slower-ball from around the wicket and Rajapaksa attempts to run it past Ishan Kishan down leg. Rajapaksa chips another slower ball through mid-wicket and sneaks in two runs. Harshal to Rajapaksa, OUT! In the air and Hardik holds onto a simple catch running backwards from mid-off. He is limping after completing the catch and falls down with cramps. He clutches his right calf and he walks off the field with the physios.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa c Pandya b HV Patel 10 (11b 1x4)
- January 03, 2023 21:364SL 66/4 in 10 overs
Axar Patel into the attack. Axar cramps Shanaka with the angle. He slides the ball into Shanaka and forces him to find singles across the line. Shanaka gets a thick outside-edge off the last ball for FOUR.
- January 03, 2023 21:32WSL 57/4 in 9 overs
Harshal Patel into the attack. In the slot and Mendis pumps it down the ground for FOUR. Harshal to Mendis, OUT! Straight to Samson at deep point. Width on offer and there to be hit but Mendis slaps it straight to the fielder. Big blow for Sri Lanka and captain Dasun Shanaka walks in at 5. He gets a single. Harshal comes around the wicket and Rajapaksa gets a thick outside-edge past the keeper for FOUR.
Kusal Mendis c Samson b HV Patel 28 (25b 5x4)
- January 03, 2023 21:25WSL 47/3 in 8 overs
Umran continues to attack the stumps. Mendis and Asalanka nudge through the gaps for single. IN THE AIR and short of Harshal at third-man. Umran sends in a quick bumper and Mendis nearly lands his upper-cut in Harshal’s throat. Umran to Asalanka, OUT! Ishan Kishan pouches a spectacular catch. Short ball and Asalanka’s attempted pull shoots straight up. Kishan runs to his right and latches onto the catch with a superb dive. Bhanuka Rajapaksa in at 5.
Charith Asalanka c †Ishan Kishan b Umran Malik 12 (15b 1x4 1x6)
- January 03, 2023 21:206SL 44/2 in 7 overs
Yuzvendra Chahal replaces Hardik. Inside-edge from Mendis gets him a single. Chahal tosses one on the full and Asalanka smokes it over the bowler for SIX. Nine runs from the over.
- January 03, 2023 21:17SL 35/2 in 6 overs
Umran Malik replaces Shivam Mavi. Umran starts with a 145kph wide delivery! Umran rushes the ball in and Mendis simply glides the ball past deep third for FOUR. A single to follow. Umran constricts Asalanka with a couple of incoming deliveries from around the wicket. Four successive dots. Fine start for Umran.
- January 03, 2023 21:124SL 29/5 in 5 overs
Hardik continues to surprise the batters with his movement and extra pace. A hint of room on offer and Mendis guides the ball to deep backward point for one run. Hardik shapes the ball away from the left-handed Asalanka who is content by leaving the deliveries on length. Fraction short from Hardik and Asalanka pulls the ball through deep mid-wicket for FOUR.
- January 03, 2023 21:04WSL 24/2 in 4 overs
Mavi goes full and straight. de Silva flicks the ball to the square-leg fielder. Mavi pushes another ball through the gates and hits de Silva high on the back-pad. Mavi strays to the pads and de Silva flicks it down leg for FOUR. In the slot and de Silva elegantly lofts the ball over mid-off for FOUR. Mavi to de Silva, OUT! In the air and straight to Samson at mid-on. Undone by the extra pace here is de Silva. He hits the deck hard and gets the extra bounce to put off de Silva’s flick towards mid-on. Samson is watchful this time and pouches an easy chance. Charith Asalanka in at 4.
Dhananjaya de Silva c Samson b Shivam Mavi 8 (6b 2x4)
- January 03, 2023 21:03SL 16/1 in 3 overs
Fraction short from Hardik and Mendis slices the ball to the point fielder. Mendis shuffles across the line and Hardik slides the ball in past the gloves to the keeper down leg. Beauty from Hardik. Hardik swings the ball in sharply to beat the outside-edge. Quicker from Hardik and he attacks the stumps. Neat defence from Mendis to keep out the nagging delivery. A touch too full from Hardik and Mendis lifts the ball over mid-wicket for FOUR.
- January 03, 2023 20:55WSL 12/1 in 2 overs
Debutant Shivam Mavi from the opposite end. Mavi starts with a length ball past Mendis’ outside-edge. Straighter line from Mavi and Mendis shuffles across nimbly and lofts the ball over mid-on for FOUR. Mavi overpitches and Mendis punches the ball through cover for another FOUR. Change of pace from Mavi and Mendis gets an outside-edge past first slip for a single. Mavi to Nissanka, OUT! Cleans him up. Full and straight from Mavi and the ball zips past Nissanka’s inside-edge to knock over the stumps. Dhananjaya de Silva in at 3.
Pathum Nissanka b Shivam Mavi 1 (3b)
- January 03, 2023 20:49SL 3/0 in 1 over
Interesting to see Hardik Pandya taking the new ball. A hint of swing away from the pitch for Hardik as he shapes it towards the off-stump from length. Mendis offers a solid block. Hardik follows up with a sharp inswinger that slides down leg for a wide. In the air and dropped! Sanju Samson pops a catch second ball. A cracking delivery from Hardik finds the leading-edge from Mendis that flies over the bowler. Samson runs in from wide mid-off and puts in a dive and the ball pops out of his grasp as his elbow hits the ground. Hardik squares up Mendis with another length ball that shapes away genty past the outside-edge.
- January 03, 2023 20:47Back for the chase
Hardik leads the talk in the Indian huddle. Kusal Mendis and Pathum Nissanka walk out for Sri Lanka in the chase.
- January 03, 2023 20:346IND 162/5 in 20 overs
Rajitha to bowl the last over. A fine yorker to start off. Hooda slices it through cover for one run. Axar drives the next ball to long-on for a single. Slower-ball on length and Hooda smokes it over the sightscreen for SIX! Swing and a miss. Rajitha offers a half-volley outside the off-stump but Hooda plays down the wrong line. Room on offer and Hooda slices the ball over short-third for FOUR. Rajitha finishes with a yorker from around the wicket and India makes 162.
- January 03, 2023 20:306IND 149/5 in 19 overs
Madushanka slides the ball in quickly to it Hooda on the back-pad. He finds a leg bye but SrI Lank opts for an lbw review. Wickets missing and Hooda survives. Madushanka tails the ball in and Axar flicks it over the deep square-leg for SIX. Madushanka bowls one outside Axar’s hitting arc and finds a dot. Slower-ball on length and Axar chips it over the bowler and finds two runs. Axar gets another thick outside-edge over short-third and gets two more runs that brings up the 50-run stand between him and Hooda. Full and wide and Axar lifts it over cover for FOUR.
- January 03, 2023 20:264IND 134/5 in 18 overs
Rajitha offers length and Axar Patel pumps the ball down the ground for FOUR. Slower-ball on the full and Axar drives it to long-off for one run. Hooda retains strike with a single off the last ball.
- January 03, 2023 20:236IND 128/5 in 17 overs
Hasaranga up for his last over. Axar and Hooda exchange strike with singles. Short ball and Hooda rocks back to slog-sweep for SIX over deep mid-wicket.
- January 03, 2023 20:186IND 118/5 in 16 overs
Theekshana to bowl out. Too short from Theekshana and Hooda pummels it over deep mid-wicket for SIX. SIX more! Hooda swings across the line once again as Theekshana wafts one into the slot.
- January 03, 2023 20:13WIND 101/5 in 15 overs
Madushanka to Hardik, OUT! A fine ball to find the edge. Madushanka cramps up Hardik with a quick bumper and Hardik’s attempted cut lands in the keeper’s gloves. That’s a huge wicket for Sri Lanka. Axar Patel in at 7. Outside-edge for Axar off a fuller ball and the ball races away past the keeper for FOUR. Tighter lines and Madushanka slides the ball past the outside-edge. High bouncer and the umpire signals a wide. 100 up for India.
Hardik Pandya c †Mendis b Madushanka 29 (27b 4x4)
- January 03, 2023 20:09IND 94/4 in 14 overs
Hasaranga is back. Hasaranga strays to the pads and Hardik flicks the ball through the square for one run. Hooda reciprocates with another single. Excellent string of variations from Hasaranga. Just three runs from the over.
- January 03, 2023 20:05IND 91/4 in 13 overs
Length ball from Theekshana and Hardik pumps it over the bowler for one run. Hooda and Hardik tread on singles. Theekshana darts in a surprise yorker that floors Hardik. Five singles from the over.
- January 03, 2023 20:014IND 86/4 in 12 overs
Karunaratne returns. He starts with a bouncer to Hooda who guides it through the on-side for one run. Karunaratne rolls in a loose slower-ball down leg and Hardik puts bat to ball and leads it past the keeper for FOUR. Eight runs from the over.
- January 03, 2023 19:55WIND 78/4 in 11 overs
Hasaranga dips one onto the pads. Kishan leans forward and sweeps the ball through square for one run. Hardik flicks the ball through mid-wicket for another run. Hasaranga to Kishan, OUT! Straight to deep mid-wicket. The pressure gets to Kishan who slog-sweeps against the turn of Hasaranga’s googly. Easy catch for de Silva and India loses its fourth wicket. Deepak Hooda in at 6. A cracking googly beats through Hooda’s attempted drive and the keeper flicks the bails in one motion. The third-umpire signals to out on replay.
Ishan Kishan c DM de Silva b PWH de Silva 37 (29b 3x4 2x6)
- January 03, 2023 19:50IND 75/3 in 10 overs
Rajitha returns. Width on offer and Kishan smokes it over point for SIX. Slower-ball on the full and Kishan creams it through cover for FOUR. A single to follow. 11 runs the over.
- January 03, 2023 19:47IND 64/3 in 9 overs
Wanindu Hasaranga into the attack. BANG! Hardik smacks the ball right back for a cracking FOUR through the hands of Hasaranga. Hardik guides the next ball to wide long-off for a single. Six runs from the over.
- January 03, 2023 19:414IND 58/3 in 8 overs
Fuller delivery from Karunaratne and Pandya slams it through cover for FOUR. FOUR more! Back-of-a-length from Chamika and Hardik slaps it through cover off the backfoot this time. Hardik flicks the ball through mid-wicket and sneaks in two runs. 11 runs from the over.
- January 03, 2023 19:35WIND 47/3 in 7 overs
Dhananjaya de Silva into the attack. Kishan chips the ball to long-on for one run. IS THAT OUT? Samson slog-sweeps Dhananjaya to deep mid-wicket. No timing there and Asalanka leaps forward to claim a catch at deep mid-wicket. A review for the third-umpire and the replays suggest that Asalanka has grassed the ball. Huge reprieve for Samson. Dhananjaya de Silva to Samson, OUT! He falls this time. A rash swipe across the line and the leading edge falls to short-third man. Hardik Pandya walks in at 5. He is off the mark with a single.
Sanju Samson c Madushanka b DM de Silva 5 (6b)
- January 03, 2023 19:28WIND 41/2 in 6 overs
Chamika Karunaratne replaces Madushanka. Karunaratne to Suryakumar, OUT! Karunaratne strikes first ball! Length ball and Suryakumar Yadav attempts to ramp and miscues it straight to short-fine leg. Huge wicket for Sri Lanka as Sanju Samson walks in at 4. Karunaratne sends a wide down leg. Length ball from Karunaratne and Samson drives on the up to the cover fielder. Karunaratne tails the ball in and Samson flicks it to mid-on, no run. Samson pushes the ball to mid-off and gets off the mark with one run. Change of pace from Karunaratne and the late bounce off the deck surprises Kishan. A single to end the over and the PowerPlay ends with India at 41/2.
Suryakumar Yadav c Rajapaksa b Karunaratne 7 (10b 1x4)
- January 03, 2023 19:24IND 38/1 in 5 overs
Theekshana slides the ball in and Kishan flicks it to deep mid-wicket for one run. India is treading cautiously at the moment. Suryakumar works the ball through square-leg for one run. Theekshana constricts the batters and concedes only four singles in the over.
- January 03, 2023 19:204IND 34/1 in 4 overs
Madushanka continues. Inside-edge past the stumps and Kishan escapes with a single. Madushanka cramps up Suryakumar with an incoming delivery and follow up with a ball that shapes across the line. Shorter ball and Suryakumar leans into the drive past mid-off for FOUR. Madushanka corrects his line and finishes the over with two dots.
- January 03, 2023 19:13WIND 29/1 in 3 overs
Theekshana replaces Rajitha. Theekshana starts with a straighter delivery to Kishan who pushes it back to him. Kishan drags the next ball to deep mid-wicket for a single. Theekshana to Gill, OUT! Trapped in front and the umpire raises his finger. Theekshana foxes Gill with a delivery that skids on from the length to hit the back pad as he attempts to pull the ball in front of square. India reviews and loses it, THREE reds on replay.
Suryakumar Yadav in at 3. He is off the mark with a single. Theekshana comes around the wicket and darts in the carrom ball to unsettle Kishan who flattens the ball to the ground. A single to follow. Top over from Theekshana.
Shubman Gill lbw b Theekshana 7 (5b 1x4)
- January 03, 2023 19:074IND 26/0 in 2 overs
Dilshan Madushanka from the opposite end. Madushanka starts off with a wide. Madushanka overpitches and Gill gets off the mark in T20Is with a first-ball FOUR through the covers. Madushanka attempts to slide the ball in and Gill tucks the ball back to the bowler. Fuller delivery and Madushanka finds the inside-half of the bat. The ball zips through towards mid-wicket and Gill collects two runs. In the air and Gill guides a back-of-a-length ball past point for a single. Fuller ball to Kishan and he drills it straight to mid-off, no run.
- January 03, 2023 19:006IND 17/0 in 1 over
Kasun Rajitha takes the new ball for Sri Lanka. Ishan Kishan takes strike. A hint of swing from over the wicket for Rajitha. Kishan keeps his blade low and flicks across the line and picks up two runs. Inswinger again and Kishan digs out the ball from a fuller length to mid-on. Length from Rajitha and Kishan flicks it nonchalantly over deep mid-wicket for SIX. A wide to follow. Rajitha continues to attack the pads and Kishan chips one just short of the short mid-wicket fielder. Rajitha comes around the wicket. He rolls in a slower-ball and Kishan plays a checked shot down the ground for FOUR. Short ball angling in and Kishan swats it behind square for FOUR more. 17 runs from the first over!
- January 03, 2023 18:59Game On
The Sri Lankan players take the field as Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill walk out for India.
- January 03, 2023 18:55National Anthem time
The Indian and Sri Lankan players walk out for the national anthems.
- January 03, 2023 18:35Playing XI
India Playing XI: Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Yuzvendra Chahal.
BCCI update: Arshdeep Singh wasn’t available for selection for the 1st T20I against Sri Lanka since he has still not fully recovered from his illness.
Sri Lanka Playing XI: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka
- January 03, 2023 18:27TOSS updates
TOSS: Sri Lanka wins toss, opts to bowl.
Hardik: Always been excited to play for the country, but obviously leading now makes it more special. I am excited to see how this new bunch of guys express themselves. We were going to bat first. Yes, this is a chasing ground but we want to put ourselves in more difficult situations generally in bilaterals. Anyone who comes here we will make sure we’ll give them confidence. Two debutants today - Gill and Mavi. Arshdeep was not available.
Shanaka: Going to bowl first. Dew factor will be there later. We were doing well in T20Is except the World Cup. We are following the routines. Got the same batting line-up we had previously. Bowlers will be changed.
Hardik Pandya and Dasun Shanaka walk out for the toss.
- January 03, 2023 18:15Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill make debut
Seamer Shivam Mavi and batter Shubman Gill will make their debuts tonight in Mumbai. India becomes the second team after Australia to hand 100 T20I caps.
- January 03, 2023 18:11ICYMI: BCCI to work on player workload management with IPL franchises
- January 03, 2023 18:11The road to the 2023 World Cup
- January 03, 2023 18:04Shubman Gill to debut?
Early indications from Mumbai had suggested that Shubman Gill could make his T20I debut tonight. Gill could become the 100th man to feature in a T20I for India.
- January 03, 2023 18:00IND vs SL 1st T20 Dream11 prediction
Wicketkeeper: Ishan Kishan, Kusal Mendis
Batters: Suryakumar Yadav(c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya , Wanindu Hasaranga (vc)
Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Maheesh Theekshana, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal
Team Composition: SL 5:6 IND Credits Left: 8.5
- January 03, 2023 17:52A new T20I era?
Hardik Pandya’s fresh young brigade will have a lot to prove in this series. While T20Is will be largely inconsequential this year, India will aim to start set a new template in place for next year’s T20 World Cup.
- January 03, 2023 17:45IND vs SL Live Streaming info
Which TV channel will telecast IND vs SL 1st T20I live?
The first T20I between India and Sri Lanka will be aired LIVE on the Star Sports Network.
Where can I watch the live stream of IND vs SL 1st T20I?
The first T20I between India and Sri Lanka will be streamed LIVE on Disney+Hotstar.
- January 03, 2023 17:40Wankhede filling up
It’s the start of the 2023 home season for India and we cannot ask for a better venue than the iconic Wankhede Stadium to play host. Less than an hour for the toss and the stands are slowly filling up.
- January 03, 2023 17:32Mavi relishes maiden India call-up
Shivam Mavi has been at the top of his mark for Uttar Pradesh in the 2022-23 domestic season across formats. Mavi was also the most expensive uncapped player signing at the IPL 2023 auction. Here’s more on the 2018 U19 World Cup star:
- January 03, 2023 17:25Team Stats: IND vs SL in T20Is
- IND (highest score) vs SL: 260/5 (20) - India won by 88 runs (Indore; December 2017)
- IND (lowest score) vs SL: 81/8 (20) - Sri Lanka won by seven wickets (Colombo; July 2021)
- SL (highest score) vs IND: 215/5 (20) - Sri Lanka won by 29 runs (Nagpur; December 2009)
- SL (lowest score) vs IND: 82 (18.0) - India won by nine wickets (Visakhapatnam; February 2016)
- January 03, 2023 17:12HEAD-TO-HEAD STATS IN T20IS
Matches played: 26
India won: 17
Sri Lanka won: 8
No result: 1
Last result: Sri Lanka won by six wickets (Dubai; September 2022)
Last five results: IND won - 3; SL won - 2
- January 03, 2023 17:06Bumrah boost for ODIs
ICYMI: Jasprit Bumrah will mark his return next week after the seamer was added to India’s ODI squad earlier on Tuesday.
- January 03, 2023 16:26IND vs SL T20 MATCH PREVIEW
Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav were among the few bright spots for India’s men’s cricket team in a largely forgettable 2022.
The duo will start the New Year at the helm of affairs of the T20I team as India looks to continue its enviable record in bilateral series.
Hardik, the captain, with Surya as his deputy will shepherd a young Indian squad against neighbours Sri Lanka in a three-match T20I series, starting at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday. In a year when the focus will primarily be on ODIs, with T20Is taking a backseat, the only aspect that will spice up the contest is the memory from United Arab Emirates last year.
After bowing out of the Asia Cup with a loss to Sri Lanka in September, India’s young brigade will be keen to avenge the loss with a whitewash in the series. While the captain stressed on India not looking to “settle any scores”, he added that India will ensure the Sri Lankans feel like “playing India in India”.
The task, though, will be easier said than done. Sri Lanka is an extremely competitive unit, especially in the subcontinent. It will rely on its spin twins — Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana — to use their prowess and utilise the Indian Premier League experience to pressurise India’s batters.
Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis will be eager to continue their good work at the top of the order. In addition, a fit Avishka Fernando will further bolster the islanders’ batting armoury.
India, on the other hand, will hope that Ishan Kishan will carry on his exploits from the ODIs in Bangladesh at the top of the order. It will be interesting to see who will partner the little dynamo up top. If India’s pre-match training was an indication, Shubman Gill is likely to be handed debut in the shortest format.
Similarly, India will also face a conundrum of selecting its bowling combinations. Yuzvendra Chahal, the lone leggie in the squad, faces stiff competition from spin-bowling allrounders Axar Patel and Washington Sundar.
As for the pace attack, with Arshdeep Singh leading the attack, Umran Malik’s raw pace all but makes him a certainty. Whether India prefers Harshal Patel as the specialst death bowler or hands debut to either Shivam Mavi or Mukesh Kumar will be a point to ponder for Hardik and head coach Rahul Dravid.
- Amol Karhadkar
India Squad: Hardik Pandya (captain), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar.
Sri Lanka Squad: Dasun Shanaka (C), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Mendis (VC for ODIs), Bhanuka Rajapaksa (only for T20Is), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga (VC for T20Is), Ashen Bandara, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay (only for ODIs), Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, Nuwanidu Fernando (only for ODIs), Dunith Wellalage, Pramod Madushan, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Thushara (only for T20Is).
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