IND vs SL: The stage of the World Cup, India on the blue corner and Sri Lanka on the red, and Wankhede Stadium is the venue! Every Indian Cricket fan would have got that MSD’s stellar SIX in their minds when India beat Sri Lanka to lift the World Cup in 2011. India and Sri Lanka are scheduled to battle off in the exact venue today at 02:00 PM. Here we are with the IND vs SL Rain Prediction, Weather Forecast of Mumbai, and Pitch Report.
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Seems it is very mindfully done that whoever designed the fixtures for this World Cup has intentionally slated IND vs SL at Wankhede Stadium. The roars of thousands of Indians, Gautam Gambhir’s spectacular innings, Yuvraj Singh’s unmatched contributions, Ravi Shashtri on the mic, and Dhoni’s World Cup-winning shot! Those visuals never get old in our minds.
Men in blue are on fire this season. They first won the ODI Asia Cup 2023 in Sri Lanka in September, then defeated Australia 2-1 in a 3-match home ODI series and now they are the only undefeated team in this World Cup. India have defeated big teams like Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan and sit at the top win a 100% win record.
Rohit and Co. will enter the ground with an eye on 7th consecutive win in this contest against Sri Lanka. With batters getting enough runs and bowlers being the charm of the team, this combination without Pandya looks like a well-balanced team. Hardly any chance for any changes in the playing 11 to the last one. However, Iyer has been a weak link in the middle against Short-pitch balls. This is his home ground and hopefully, he can generate an excellent innings here.
Sri Lanka had a miserable start to the tournament and lost the first three matches. They, however, came to the winning track and won two straight matches but lost to Afghanistan a couple of days before. That loss has practically eliminated them from the race of semifinal but they can definitely play a Partypooper for other teams.
The last time, when India played Sri Lanka in an ODI match was the final of Asia Cup 2023. Siraj was the hero of the match where he took 6 wickets in a blink of an eye and bundled out them in just 50 runs. It will be quite interesting if Sri Lanka have anything new to challenge this time.
Overall, it is going to be a good match. Sri Lanka have always put up a fight against India and this time it is the stage of the World Cup if they can do the same. Down below is the IND vs SL Rain Prediction, Weather Forecast of Mumbai, and Pitch Report.
IND vs SL Weather Forecast
A hot but overcast day in Mumbai City. Mumbai has very ‘stable but dynamic’ kind of weather throughout the year. Today, on 2 November 2023, the temperature of Mumbai City is expected to peak at 33°C in the afternoon and drop further as the sun goes down.
Humidity is predicted to hover between 45-55% in the match hours and winds will gust towards the Northwest at a speed of ~15Kmh during the day. It might be colder during the evening as cyclone warnings have been issued to the nearby areas.
IND vs SL Rain Prediciton
There are zero chances of rain in Mumbai City of Maharashtra. The rain possibility is nearly nil during the match hours, however, there will be ~70% of the sky covered under clouds. An overcast day for India vs Sri Lanka is what weather.com predicts. Though, as it is aforementioned, the weather here in Mumbai is very dynamic. It can rain anytime when it is Mumbai but we must hope for a full 100-over game.
Pitch Report of Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Wankhede Stadium is regarded as a batting heaven. The pitch has a reputation for being batting-friendly for the course of the game and enables hitters to hit the ball through its line. This should be a high-scoring match unless Muhammad Siraj has other plans.
With only 25 ODIs being played here, the ground’s sample size is sufficient. The average first-inning score in these games is 256, with the team batting first having a 13–12 edge over the side batting second.
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