Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023 - India vs Sri Lanka - 33rd Match - 2 November 2023
The 33rd match of the ICC Cricket World Cup will take place between India and Sri Lanka on the 2nd of November, 2023 at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
India Form Guide:
India are currently placed at the 1st position on the points table with 6 wins to their credit.
The top run scorer for India in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Rohit Sharma with 398 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for India in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Jasprit Bumrah with 14 scalps under his belt.
India have won their previous match against England by a huge margin of 100 runs.
India batted first and they posted a total of 229 for 9 in 50 overs on a tough pitch. Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill and other top order batters struggled a lot on this surface. However, Rohit Sharma held one end and scored 87 runs in 101 balls to help India cross the 200 run mark and reach 229 in 50 overs of play. Suryakumar Yadav also played an important innings of 49 runs in 47 balls.
During the chase, England started off well, scoring almost 30 runs in the first 5 overs. Then came a Bumrah moment, when he picked up 2 wickets in quick succession and pegged England back. The English team kept crumbling under extreme conditions and Indian bowlers dominated them wholly. England were eventually bowled out for 129, losing the match by 100 runs.
Sri Lanka Form Guide:
Sri Lanka are currently placed at the 6th position on points table with 2 wins to their credit.
The top run scorer for Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Sadeera Samarawickrama with 331 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Dilshan Madushanka with 13 scalps under his belt.
Sri Lanka have lost their previous match against Afghanistan by 7 wickets.
Sri Lanka batted first and they could only post a modest total of 241 before being bowled. It was an under par total considering how the surface was assisting the batters. None of the players could convert their starts into a bigger score and as a result, Sri Lanka were bowled out for a small total of 241. For Afghanistan, Fazalhaq Farooqi picked up 4 wickets for 34 runs in his spell.
During the chase, Afghanistan lost Rahmanullah Gurbaz early on. However, after his dismissal, Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmat Shah took the responsibility for taking Afghanistan over the line. They scored 39 and 62 runs respectively to almost seal the deal for Afghanistan. Azmatullah Omarzai in the middle order played a brilliant innings of 73 not out in 63 balls to take Afghanistan home in the 46th over with 7 wickets in hand.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
India squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.
Sri Lanka Squad: Kusal Mendis (c), Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Kumara, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Angelo Mathews, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushan Hemantha, Chamika Karunaratne
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Sri Lanka
Who will win?- India
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Rohit Sharma (India), Sadeera Samarawickrama (Sri Lanka)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Jasprit Bumrah (India), Maheesh Theekshana (Sri Lanka)
Most Sixes – Rohit Sharma (India), Sadeera Samarawickrama (Sri Lanka)
Player of the Match- Jasprit Bumrah (India)
Team Scores Batting first – India 300+, Sri Lanka 270+
Match Handicap: India
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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