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The India vs. Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 match takes place on November 2. In the men's edition, this will be their 10th meeting. The teams have won 4 games apiece, with one game being washed out. In this edition, India is one of the favourites, while Sri Lanka had to go through qualifiers to book their place. However, they are capable of springing a surprise.
Take a look at their encounters in past World Cups, as well as the players expected to perform well in their upcoming matches. Additionally, the India vs. Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 match will also have fantasy contests. You can enrol to win huge prizes!

India vs. Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 Men's Teams

Here are the expected squads for the India vs. Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 match.
Expected ICC World Cup squad for the Indian team Expected ICC World Cup squad for the Sri Lankan team
Rohit Sharma ©, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka ©, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana

India vs. Sri Lanka World Cup Head To Head

We take a brief look at the head-to-head encounters in India vs. Sri Lanka ODI matches at the World Cup.
Team Matches Won Lost Tied/NR Highest Score Lowest Score
India 9 4 4 1 373 120*
Sri Lanka 9 4 4 1 274 109
(*India was 120 for 8 when the match was stopped due to unruly fans. They did not complete their innings).

India vs. Sri Lanka World Cup Stats Year-Wise

Here's a summary of India vs. Sri Lanka World Cup encounters over the years.
Year Match Result Overview
1979 Sri Lanka won by 47 runs. Group Stage, 16th June 1979: Sri Lanka batted first and put on a decent 238/5 in 60 overs. However, India could only put 191 on the board.
1992 No result Round Robin Group Stage, 28th Feb 1992: The match was washed out. India and Sri Lanka shared points.
1996 Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets Group Stage, 2nd March 1996: India managed 271/3 thanks to a scintillating 137 from Sachin Tendulkar, and Azharuddin's 72 off 80 deliveries. However, Jayasuriya notched a quick fire 79 off 76 deliveries.
1996 Sri Lanka won after the match was conceded Semifinal, 13th March 1996: Aravinda de Silva scored a swashbuckling 66 off just 47 deliveries. Chasing 252, Sachin, who'd picked 2 wickets, took India to 98 for 1. After his stumping, India was reduced to 120/8 in a dramatic collapse. Sri Lanka was awarded the match after disruptions from unruly fans.
1999 India won by 157 runs Group Stage, 26th May 1999: India piled on 373, thanks to Ganguly's top-scored fantastic 183 off 158 balls, and Dravid's 145 off 129 deliveries. In reply, Sri Lanka managed only 216.
2003 India won by 183 runs. Super Six Stage, 10th March 2003: India posted 292/6 thanks to Sachin's 120-ball 97. In reply, Sri Lanka was bowled out for 109. Srinath and Nehra picked 4 wickets each.
2007 Sri Lanka won by 69 runs. Group Stage, 23rd March 2007: Sri Lanka posted 254/6. Sehwag and Dravid steadied the innings after the top-order dismissals. However, India was eventually bowled out for 185.
2011 India won by 6 wickets Final, 2nd April 2011: Sri Lanka posted a challenging 274/6 thanks to Jayawardene's unbeaten 88-ball 103. In reply, India was reduced to 33/2. However, Gambhir's gritty 97 and Dhoni's unbeaten 91 took India over the line.
2019 India won by 7 wickets Round Robin Group Stage, 6th July 2019: Sri Lanka was 55/4 at one stage. However, Angelo Mathews' fighting 113 helped them post 264. In reply, Lokesh Rahul and Rohit Sharma scored centuries and India won comfortably.

India vs. Sri Lanka World Cup Match Top Picks

Here are the best picks for the upcoming India vs. Sri Lanka cricket match at the World Cup.
Virat Kohli: Virat was 'Man of the Series' against Sri Lanka in the ODIs in January 2023. He scored 2 hundreds against them and is a must-pick.
Jasprit Bumrah: Jasprit has picked 22 wickets in just 10 ODIs against Sri Lanka. This includes a 5-wicket haul and two 3-wicket hauls.
Shreyas Iyer: Shreyas has scored 256 runs in just 6 ODI innings against Sri Lanka. This includes 3 fifties, and a top-score of 88.
Dhananjaya de Silva: Dhananjaya was in great form in the recent Lanka Premier League. With pitches slowing down later in the tournament, the conditions will suit him.
Mohammad Siraj: Mohammad Siraj can hit the deck hard and give India much-needed breakthroughs. He picked 9 wickets in 3 ODIs against Sri Lanka earlier this year.
These are the best picks for the India vs. Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 cricket match.

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