India vs Sri Lanka world cup 2023 playing 11 prediction: India’s star all-rounder Hardik Pandya will not be able to return before the team’s last league match against Netherlands on November 12 in Bangalore. Pandya suffered an ankle injury while fielding on his own bowling in the match against Bangladesh on 19 October.
The teams of India and Sri Lanka will face each other in the 33rd match of the World Cup. The Indian team will be eyeing its seventh win in the tournament at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. At the same time, the Sri Lankan team, which lost in the last match against Afghanistan, would like to make a comeback. For him it will be a do or die contest. If Sri Lanka loses, their hopes of reaching the semi-finals will almost end.
India’s journey in this World Cup has been fantastic so far. He has won all his six matches and has 12 points in his account. Team India will look to continue this winning streak. They have defeated Australia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, New Zealand and England.
Sri Lanka has got only two wins
Talking about Sri Lanka, it has got two wins in six matches. He has defeated Netherlands and England. At the same time, it has faced defeats against South Africa, Pakistan, Australia and Afghanistan.
Injured Hardik will not be able to return before the last group match
India’s star all-rounder Hardik Pandya will not be able to return before the team’s last league match against Netherlands on November 12 in Bengaluru. Pandya suffered an ankle injury while fielding on his own bowling in the match against Bangladesh on 19 October. He could not play against New Zealand and England and will also not be able to play against Sri Lanka on Thursday and South Africa on November 5. India has to play its last league match against Netherlands on November 12 in Bangalore.
Hardik is important to balance the team
The Indian team, which has won all the six matches so far, is certain to enter the semi-finals. To make up for Pandya’s absence, Suryakumar Yadav has been included in his place at number six in the team while five bowlers are playing. Considering the excellent form of Mohammed Shami, the team is not missing Pandya as a bowler but his presence is very important for the balance of the team. Pandya is currently at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.
It is difficult for Shardul to get a chance
In Hardik’s absence, fast bowler Mohammed Shami was given a chance, who impressed by taking nine wickets in two matches. Strengthened their fast bowling attack. Due to his presence, it is difficult for Shardul Thakur to get a chance. Due to Shami’s excellent performance, there will be pressure on Siraj to do better. The batsmen of the opposition teams are not able to play Shami easily and it will not be easy for the Sri Lankan batsmen to play him too.
Iyer has one half-century in six matches
Openers Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer have not been able to play big innings in the tournament. Gill could not play the first two matches due to dengue and even after his return he has been able to score only one half-century. At the same time, everyone knows Shreyas Iyer’s weakness against short pitch balls and he also practiced hard to get rid of it. Iyer has scored only one half-century in six matches. On many occasions he failed to play the role of finisher
Will Ishaan return?
If Rohit Sharma wants to drop Shreyas Iyer in this match, then Ishan Kishan may return. Ishaan had opened in the first two matches of the World Cup. He is also capable of scoring runs in the middle order and with his arrival the team will also get a left-handed batsman. Now it remains to be seen whether Rohit Sharma brings him back or not.
Probable playing-11 of both the teams
Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer/Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.
Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (captain/wk), Sadira Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjay de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Mahish Tikshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dushman Chameera, Dilshan Madushanka.