India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI: Weather forecast and Pitch Report for the 1st ODI | Who will win the 1st ODI IND vs SL 2023
Weather forecast and Pitch Report for the 1st ODI at Barsapara Cricket Stadium

India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI: The Men in Blue are set to lock horns against the Lions on January 10 (Tuesday) with the return of regular skipper Rohit Sharma. This series itself has huge importance as the team begins to prepare for the 2023 ODI World Cup, scheduled for later this year.

Toward the close of 2022, the Men in Blue suffered two consecutive ODI series losses—first to New Zealand and then to a competitive Bangladesh team, but in the third ODI against Bangladesh, Ishan Kishan hit a double century and Virat Kohli scored his 72nd international century, allowing India to showcase the potential of their players. The hosts will surely intend to continue in that way.

Other than Rohit, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, and KL Rahul will also be returning to the lineup for the series. But all eyes will be on Suryakumar Yadav, who produced his third T20I century against Sri Lanka in the last T20I.

India and Sri Lanka will meet for the first time at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, where they were scheduled to play in a T20I in 2020 but were forced to abandon due to rain. In fact, the Barsapara Stadium has only hosted one ODI match so far, which took place against West Indies in 2018 and featured hundreds from Rohit and Kohli.

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Let’s check the weather forecast and Pitch report of Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. ‘Will rain interrupt the game? 

India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI: Weather Forecast

India vs Sri Lanka | 1st ODI of Sri Lanka tour of India 2023 will take place on January 10 (Tuesday) at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, India. The match begins at 1:30 PM IST.

India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI: Weather forecast and Pitch Report for the 1st ODI | Who will win the 1st ODI IND vs SL 2023
(India vs Sri Lanka | Guwahati weather Forecast)Weather.com

According to weather.com, on January 10 (Tuesday) the temperature of India’s Guwahati city will peak at 26° Celsius during the day and drop to a maximum of up to 13° Celsius at night. The sky will be crystal clear. The chance of rain is 6% during the day and 6% at night. The humidity will be 71% during the day and increase to 93% at night. Winds will move towards North-East and South-West at a speed of less than 5 kph. Hence we can enjoy a complete 100-over match without interruption by rain.

India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI: Pitch Report

India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI: Weather forecast and Pitch Report for the 1st ODI | Who will win the 1st ODI IND vs SL 2023
Barsapara Cricket Stadium pitch (Twitter)

The pitch at this stadium is high-scoring, with batters finding value for their shots. This stadium is set to host its second ODI after one in 2018 when Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli scored hundreds to help India chase down a total against West Indies. Chasing might be the ideal thing to do on this pitch and the team which wins the toss will look to do just that.

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The Indian team appears more potent than the Sri Lankan team, even though Jasprit Bumrah is injured and cannot play. In the opening few overs at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, the ball swings in the air, which the Indian bowlers may utilize more effectively.

The toss will play a crucial role; the winning team will attempt to limit the other camp to low runs before coming to chase. This field’s previous pattern benefits the teams batting later. If India bat first, they will have to put up a humongous total on the board as it is more like a batting surface.

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