- India vs Sri Lanka match prediction: India to win
- India vs Sri Lanka toss prediction: India to win the toss and bowl first
Sri Lanka and India are set to meet in this Super 4 fixture of the ongoing Asia Cup at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on September 12th. We bring you the India vs Sri Lanka prediction for this game but before that, take a look at their head to head record in One-Day internationals.
Date and time: September 12th, 3:00 PM IST
Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
- 1 India vs Sri Lanka match preview
- 2 Pitch report and expected weather conditions
- 3 India vs Sri Lanka Dream11 prediction
- 4 India vs Sri Lanka match prediction: India to win
- 5 India vs Sri Lanka betting odds
India vs Sri Lanka match preview
Sri Lanka are on a 13-match winning streak in ODI cricket but now they face their most formidable challenge against India.
The Lankan lions have done well in the ongoing Asia Cup, topping the group stage and most recently defeating Bangladesh in a Super 4 fixture by 21 runs. Sadeera Samarawickrama was outstanding with the bat, scoring 93 off just 72 balls. Defending 257, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana and Dasun Shanaka bagged three wickets each.
Sri Lanka were marred with injuries ahead of the tournament but have found a good combination. Expect them to remain unchanged.
Sri Lanka Possible 11: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana
The men in blue reached the Super 4 stage after hammering Nepal in their second group game of the Asia Cup. Their other group fixture versus Pakistan was washed out. India faced Pakistan yet again in Super 4 but the match went into the reserve day after persistent rain on Sunday.
As per our prediction for this game, India are likely to go in with the same side. KL Rahul came in for Shreyas Iyer at the last moment due to a minor injury to Iyer in warm-up.
India Possible 11: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Pitch report and expected weather conditions
R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo has traditionally assisted spinners but in recent times, seamers have been effective here with the new ball. The weather also aids seam and swing movement. The average first innings score here in men's ODIs is 244.
As for the weather, Colombo could witness some showers on Tuesday with a 60% chance of precipitation predicted.
India vs Sri Lanka Dream11 prediction
Our India vs Sri Lanka Dream11 predictions for this match:
- Wicket keeper(s): Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Mendis
- Batter(s): Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli
- All-rounder(s): Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja
- Bowler(s): Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana
- Recommended captain: Shubman Gill
- Recommended vice-captain: Mohammed Siraj
Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya and Mohammed Siraj are the automatic picks. Shubman Gill returned to form in the previous game against Pakistan while Ravindra Jadeja offers all-round value. From the wicket-keepers section, we have gone with Sadeera Samarawickrama and Kusal Mendis as they've been in good form.
We have picked two specialist bowlers from each team. Add two all-rounders and that gives us six bowling options on a pitch that has favoured bowlers.
As for the captaincy picks, we have opted to go in with Shubman Gill and Mohammed Siraj. Expect India to dominate the match and these two players should do well.
India vs Sri Lanka match prediction: India to win
India have dominated Sri Lanka in recent times across formats. In ODI cricket, they have won eight out of the last 10 clashes between the two. India have a much stronger batting unit and a versatile, potent bowling attack. Our India vs Sri Lanka match prediction is for India to win.
India vs Sri Lanka toss prediction: India to win the toss and bowl first
Colombo is a venue where the team batting first has had more success in the past. However, the current weather brings uncertainty and some movement for pacers, which makes bowling first a good option. Our India vs Sri Lanka toss prediction is that India will win the toss and bowl first.
India vs Sri Lanka Man of the match prediction: Mohammed Siraj to win
Our India vs Sri Lanka prediction for the man of the match is Mohammed Siraj. The Indian pacer is at the top of his game in ODIs. He has taken 22 wickets this year from just nine matches at an excellent strike rate.
India vs Sri Lanka betting odds
Sri Lanka odds: 2.20
India odds: 1.40
The India vs Sri Lanka betting odds suggest that India are favourites to win this match at 1.40 odds. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, are given bigger odds of 2.20 as they have a lesser chance of winning.