IND vs SL 2nd ODI Match: Shikhar Dhawan & Co banking on young guns to seal ODI series

IND vs SL 2nd ODI Match Preview: Can Team India drub Sri Lanka in second contest and seal series win?
IND vs SL 2nd ODI Match Preview: Can Team India drub Sri Lanka in second contest and seal series win?

IND vs SL 2nd ODI Match: Shikhar Dhawan & Co banking on young guns to seal ODI series: Shikhar Dhawan led Indian team made the opening match against Sri Lanka a cakewalk for the Men in Blue. The visitors clinched an easy win by 7 wickets having 80 balls to spare in the first ODI. While Prithvi Shaw was crowned as the ‘Man of the Match,’ enterprising innings came from skipper Shikhar Dhawan and Ishan Kishan’s willow, both of whom scored half-centuries. The series now stands 1-0 in India’s favour with two ODI matches still remaining in the contest.

In the second contest slated between the two sides on July 20 (Tuesday), a win for Sri Lanka is crucial to keep their chances alive in the series. India team, on the other hand, would try nailing the hosts to sit comfortably with the series win.

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IND vs SL 2nd ODI Match: What went wrong for India in their otherwise match-winning performance?

Team India dominated the first contest but went haywire during the death overs in their bowling. Indian bowlers, who kept chipping regular wickets were quite economical throughout but seemed hapless during the last overs of Sri Lanka’s batting. During the last 5 overs, India leaked whopping 52 runs that hogged as a matter of concern to be addressed ahead of the subsequent clashes.

Besides, India need to pull up on the misfields and missed run-outs that happened in the first ODI.

IND vs SL 2nd ODI Match: Match Details

Match – Sri Lanka vs India – 2nd match

Venue – R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Time – 03:00 PM IST, 09:30 AM GMT

Where to watch live – Sony Sports Network, SonyLIV

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IND vs SL 2nd ODI Match: Pitch report

With the same venue for the second ODI- R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, the pitch conditions remain all the more same. The unchanged nature of this batting-friendly pitch will probe the toss-winning team to opt to field first. With a little bit of dew coming under the lights- which aids the batsmen and not the bowlers, is a substantial reason to back up bowling after winning the toss.

As for the weather cards, the temperature would hog around 30 degrees and is expected to be partly cloudy. However, no signs of precipitation are predicted as of now.

IND vs SL 2nd ODI Match: SL vs IND Head-to-Head

Played – 160

India – 92

Sri Lanka – 56

N/R – 11

Tied– 1

After the win, India would not even think of making slight changes to the playing squad. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, is all likely to continue with the same team, peppered with a little motivation to work on the bowling.

India tour of Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Squad

Predicted XI:

Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan

Bench:

Pathum Nissanka, Akila Dananjaya, Ishan Jayaratne , Ramesh Mendis, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Asitha Fernando, Ashen Bandara, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Lahiru Udara, Shiran Fernando

India Squad

Predicted XI:

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan (wk), Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav

Bench:

Chetan Sakariya, Sanju Samson, Krishnappa Gowtham, Nitish Rana, Navdeep Saini, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Devdutt Padikkal

IND vs SL 2nd ODI Match Preview: Can Team India drub Sri Lanka in second contest and seal series win?

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