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Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, Pitch Report: Batting And Bowling India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I Preview (1/3/23): Sri Lanka tour of India, 2023 – Live Cricket Score

India will be captained by Hardik Pandya in this series, and it would be intriguing to see how the Indian squad approaches this format without their veteran players. This home season is crucial for the Indian squad, and they would like to get off to a good start.

Sri Lanka’s T20 campaign has been marked by highs and lows. Dasun Shanaka is the team’s captain, and he has a new vice-captain in Wanindu Hasaranga. This squad has showed promise, and the players can outperform any team on their day.

Match details

  • Match: India vs Sri Lanka
  • Date: 3rd January 2023
  • Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India

Stadium pitch report 1st T20

The legendary Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai has hosted a T20I match for the first time in more than three years. T20 matches in Mumbai are typically entertaining since this is one of the greatest batting surfaces in the country, and the same can be expected in this encounter.

At the Wankhede, a red-soil surface will be used, and this track has a lot of bounce. Pacers will be able to swing the ball in the early overs of the encounter. This is a lovely batting cage where hitters will receive full credit for their efforts. The small borders and speedy outfield make the batters’ task much simpler.

There were 21 IPL 2022 games played here, with the average first innings score of 168 runs, however it is safe to state that this number will not be secure at all here at the Wankhede Stadium. The dew factor will be crucial in this match, as both captains will choose to chase after winning the toss. 

Weather Report :

On matchday, the temperature is forecast to be approximately 27°C, with 55% humidity and a wind speed of 11 km/hr. During the game, there is no danger of rain.

Probable XIs Sri Lanka Tour of India 1st T20I:


  • Ishan Kishan (wk)
  • Shubman Gill
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Deepak Hooda
  • Hardik Pandya ©
  • Sanju Samson
  • Washington Sundar
  • Harshal Patel
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Arshdeep Singh
  • Umran Malik

Sri Lanka:

  • Pathum Nissanka
  • Kusal Mendis (wk)
  • Avishka Fernando
  • Charith Asalanka
  • Bhanuka Rajapaksa
  • Dasun Shanaka ©
  • Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Chamika Karunaratne
  • Maheesh Theekshana
  • Lahiru Kumara
  • Dilshan Madushanka

Where to watch

The whole Sri Lanka tour will be televised live on Star Sports Network stations, with live streaming accessible on the Disney+Hotstar app, since Star Sports has exclusive rights to broadcast Team India’s home events. DD Sports broadcasts live matches between India and Sri Lanka.

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