In Match 33 of the ICC Cricket ODI World Cup 2023, India will square off with Sri Lanka. The much-awaited showdown will unfold at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday, November 2.

India carries with them a strong momentum after a convincing victory against the defending champions, England. On the other hand, Sri Lanka will be determined to make a comeback following their recent defeat to Afghanistan.

ODI Stats and Records at Wankhede Stadium:

  • Total matches: 31
  • Matches won batting first: 16
  • Matches won bowling first: 15
  • Average first innings scores: 239
  • Average second innings scores: 200
  • Highest total recorded: 428/4 (50 Overs) by South Africa vs India
  • Lowest total recorded: 79/10 (27.1 Overs) by India Women vs Australia Women
  • Highest score chased: 284/4 (49 Overs) by New Zealand vs India
  • Lowest score defended: 192/9 (50 Overs) by West Indies vs India

Wankhede Stadium Pitch Report:

The Wankhede Stadium pitch provides favourable conditions for both fast bowlers and spinners, with a specific advantage for swing bowlers in the initial stages of the match. As the game unfolds, spinners also find their chances for success. Furthermore, batsmen can accumulate significant runs by exercising patience and delivering well-timed shots on this ground. In light of these factors, the team that wins the toss may opt to field first to make the most of the current conditions.

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Mumbai Weather Forecast:

Mumbai Weather Forecast (Image Source: Twitter)

The weather in Mumbai is expected to be sunny, and there is no likelihood of precipitation. The temperature at the venue is projected to reach approximately 35 degrees Celsius, with humidity levels around 46%. Additionally, a gentle breeze is forecasted to blow at a speed of 18 kmph. These conditions indicate that the match is unlikely to experience any weather-related disruptions.

IND vs SL, probable playing XI

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (c & wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha Dilshan Madushanka

Also READ: ICC announces the latest ODI rankings; Shaheen Afridi claims No.1 spot – November 1, 2023

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