India vs Sri Lanka, World Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma’s India are expected to name an unchanged starting XI for the World Cup match against the 1996 champions.
India. Sri Lankan. The Wankhede River. The last time these two sides met in an ODI here was in the 2011 World Cup final. But things have changed in the intervening twelve years.
Sri Lanka, who qualified for this World Cup through the Qualifier method, are fighting for their lives. They have four points from six games and are coming off a defeat to Afghanistan. Another defeat will put them on the verge of being eliminated.
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) November 2, 2023
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Mathews has a strong track record versus India. All three of his centuries have come against India. Against the Men in Blue, the Sri Lankan superstar had an average of 53.57 and a strike rate of 84.93. In ODIs, Mathews has dismissed India captain Rohit Sharma seven times. Against Sri Lanka, India’s captain averaged 14.71 and had a strike rate of 58.85. Former India captain Kohli can equal Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s world record by hitting his 49th century in 50-over cricket.