- Rohit Singh | January 11, 2023 | 9:21 pm
IND vs SL, 2nd ODI Preview
The second game of the ODI series between India and Sri Lanka takes place at Eden Gardens Kolkata on Thursday. IND vs SL, India won the opening game by 67 runs in Guwahati. The hosts posted 373-7 before restricting Sri Lanka to 306-8 in reply. India have won their last two games by 227 runs (against Bangladesh) and 67 runs on Tuesday. The victory over Sri Lanka was never in doubt in Guwahati and we expect India to dominate them again in this match. After conceding 303 runs before taking their fourth wicket in the opening match of the series, Sri Lanka were always on the back foot. It will take a huge turnaround with bat and ball if they are to win this ODI.
IND vs SL, 2nd ODI Details
India vs Sri Lanka – 2nd ODI
Venue: Eden Gardens – Kolkata
Date & Time: 12th January 2023 at 01:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network
IND vs SL, 2nd ODI Pitch Report
There is always pace in the wicket at Eden Gardens and we expect the quick bowlers to perform better than the spinners in this match. A par score will be around 360-370 in this ODI. The temperature will be at 26 degrees for the first ball before dropping slightly over the rest of the match.
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IND vs SL, 2nd ODI Probable Playing XIs:
India Probable Playing XIs
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik
Sri Lanka Probable Playing XIs
Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha
Topmost Picks for IND vs SL Dream11 Prediction, 2nd ODI:
Top Picks – India
- Virat Kohli – It is now 45 ODI centuries for the former skipper and 73 international hundreds in total. He has hit exactly 113 in both of his last two games in this format.
- Rohit Sharma – The skipper returned to international cricket with 83 on Tuesday. He will be looking for his third successive ODI half-century in this match.
Top Picks – Sri Lanka
- Dasun Shanaka – The 31 year old skipper continued his very strong form against India in Guwahati with his second ODI century. He has 232 runs from four innings on this tour.
- Chamika Karunaratne – The bowling all-rounder has proved capable of generating good pace across the IT20s and the first ODI. He will enjoy bowling on this wicket in Kolkata.
Suggested Playing XI N0.1 for IND vs SL Dream11 Team:
KL Rahul, Kusal Mendis, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(C), Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka(VC), Chamika Karunaratne, Mohammed Siraj, Kasun Rajitha, Umran Malik
Suggested Playing XI N0.2 for IND vs SL Dream11 Team:
KL Rahul, Shubman Gill(C), Virat Kohli, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Hardik Pandya(VC), Chamika Karunaratne, Mohammed Shami, Kasun Rajitha, Umran Malik
Captain and Vice-Captain Options:
Captain – Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli
Vice-captain – Dasun Shanaka, Hardik Pandya
Wicketkeeper – KL Rahul
IND vs SL 2nd ODI Probable Winners:
Although Dasun Shanaka is in remarkable form for Sri Lanka, the batting unit for India is very strong. The host’s top three made scores of 83, 70 and 113 on Tuesday. Although Dasun Shanaka batted very impressively over the final stretch of Sri Lanka’s innings in the opening game, India’s victory was never in doubt. Across both batting and bowling, India were much the better side and particularly with the bat, India have a far superior record. With the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in top form, we are predicting another win for India. Sri Lanka have a good squad to pick from and they will be looking to build early momentum ahead of the World Cup later this year. Considering the team combination, India is expected to win this match.