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1st ODI: India vs Sri Lanka – Prediction, Highlights – 2014 – 2nd Nov

India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI

After the Matches are abandoned by West Indies team India team felt very disappointed and then they decided to never play again with West Indies. So today the first match of this series is going to be started and they’ll play the first match of this series. So let’s see in this match who will win the match . Who have more chances of winning the match . India vs Sri Lanka 1st Odi match preview.


According to previous analysis and history records, India and Sri Lanka has had many head to head matches. Out of which, win ratio for India is approximately 55%. In short, both teams did perform equally against each other. As this series is going to held in India, India will have an edge over Sri Lanka because of its home ground. India people are generally more patriotic about cricket than any other nation. So in this India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI they’ve to get a winning due to love of their peoples about cricket.

Weather report

According to this report the forecasters said that match will be played well and whole day weather will be fine with out any fluctuations in the pitch. Maybe the tempreture can vary between 22 degree centigrade. Pitch will be dry and hard so that they can play well.

Pitch report

Today’s India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI is going to be played in the ground of Barabati Stadium, India. This match will be very interested according to the home ground of the India team and they’ll also have a good crowd support.

  • Maximum and Highest scores made in this ground were 301 from India team against Zimbabwe team on 9th Apr 1998
  • Highest scores successfully chased on this pitch which were made in this ground are 273 by India team against England team on 26th November 2008.
  • There are total of 9 matches won by team who batting first in this ground.
  • In comparison of this the bowling first teams won 15 matches.
  • Head to Head ODI matches between these teams are 150 in total and 78 matches won by India team and 56 matches won by Sri Lanka team. This proves that India has more strength in ODI’s and total abandoned matches are 18


According to pitch and weather report we can predict that India team has more winning rate and also have highest scores in this ground so that they have more chances to win the match and in condition if they choose or get selected for field first

India team

India has best batting line up of the world at the moment containing the best batsmen like Kohli, Raina, Rahane, Dhoni, Dhawan, Jadeja, Vijay etc. They all are quite active players for ODI. India opening is so strong and impressive. All players can play big shots that leads to boundaries without losing their wickets because they are much experienced. Some players in the team are good finishers too. In batting, Dhawan is the strong opener. Dhawan came to team with his new attractive style. His cover shots are famous for his popularity. He doesn’t play slow as many players do play at the start of match. He does score boundaries along with saving his wicket. Another good batsman of India is Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli has much talent. He has a lot of experience in domestic cricket. One good thing about Kohli is that he performs in all matches whenever he gets a chance. It is very rare that he could not do a good score for India. He almost does fifty in all his innings. He is the quite active player. Critics say that Kohli has many times more talent than he use to show in the match. Kohli plays in the middle order help India to score maximum. Besides this, Kohli while as a captain has a problem that he comes to pressure soon even if batsman has hit one or two boundaries. India’s bowling is not too impressive. They have to avoid this fault in this India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Although Murli is a good rising bowler but Yadav and Sharma are not as good as they should be. Ishant Sharma has enough height that he can make use of it but it’s of no use for him.

Sri Lanka team

Sri Lanka has usually experienced players. Captaincy of Srilankan team always remain the main reason for their victories. Sri Lanka fielding is quite famous among cricket teams. This series, Sri Lanka is going to play in India. Sri Lanka batting and bowling both at the moment are satisfactory while playing against India. In Batting, many famous players are here. First of all, The Kumar Sangakara, is absolutely an amazing and superb batsman.  His style, technique, skills, experience all are impressive. He never gave his wicket while playing loose shot like ordinary players use to do. He comes to the crease when Sri Lanka needs important player of its team. He does good score and provides backbone to the team. He is simply excellent wicket keeper and have to show his capabilities in this India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI also to get a win. When he was the captain of team, it is worth to watch his captaincy. He knows when to give an over to some bowler and how to capture the ball behind the wicket. Sri Lanka bowling is also much better than India. Kulasekra is the pacer and through his appropriate line and good length, he can disturb the batsman at any time.  If some match is carefully observed, it can be seen that Kulasekra put up his all efforts to win the match for Sri Lanka. Thisara Perera is the good all rounder. He is a good batsman and mostly act as the good finisher.Expect a better finish from his side in this India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI . He is hard hitter and comes to bat during last overs, so he can play according to his attractive style at the finish point.

This match is 50-50 and anyone can win the match because both team have equally experienced and talented players.

India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI
Time and starting

Greenwich mean time : 08:00 (GMT)
India Standard time : 13:30 (IST)
Sri Lanka Standard time : 13:30 (AEDT)
Match is scheduled to be started at these standard times. if the weather condition will be fine according to the weather report

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