Pitch and weather: It is expected to remain sultry, with humidity likely to be a massive factor. Evening showers are forecast, although if there’s one thing we have found out over the past week. It’s futile trying to predict weather patterns. It isn’t clear yet if a fresh surface will be used for this match. Either way, given the pitch will be fully covered until about noon. Rain or no rain. There could be some moisture for the fast bowlers to try and exploit first up, before conditions spice up for them under lights.
Sri Lanka vs India Highlights 2023, Tuesday 12-9-2023, 10th Match Asia Cup, Super Four (D/N), R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
“It’s the challenge you come across as a sportsman.” Rohit says, on playing for the third straight day. “You’ve got to adjust, adapt as quickly as you can. The pitch looks a little dry, no grass on the pitch. India are playing the third spinner, so Axar Patel replaces Shardul Thakur.”
Shanaka says he would have batted first too. “The youngsters have become senior players. Young Wellalage is doing so well, Samarawickrama, Matheesha Pathirana. Hopefully everyone will continue their momentum today. They are a pretty strong side compared to us, we need to play a quality game of cricket.” Sri Lanka are unchanged.
Toss: India chose to bat.
Sri Lanka team: Dimuth, Pathum, Kusal (wk), Sadeera, Charith, Dhananjaya, Dasun (capt), Dunith, Maheesh, Kasun, Matheesha.
India team: Rohit (capt), Shubman, Virat, Rahul, Ishan (wk), Hardik, Jadeja, Axar, Bumrah, Kuldeep, Siraj.
Head to Head In ODI’s: 165
Sri Lanka Won: 57
India Won: 96
Sri Lanka ODI Rankings: 8th
India ODI Rankings: 3rd
(last five completed ODI’s, most recent first)
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Match Timings: 9:30 AM GMT | 3:00 PM Local
Umpires – Masudur Rahman, Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire – Paul Wilson
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Asif Yaqoob
Match number – ODI no. 4641