IND vs SL Live Score 2nd ODI, India vs Sri Lanka Live Score, 2nd ODI
On Thursday, the 12th of January, India will lock horns with Sri Lanka in the 2nd ODI at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Sri Lanka lost the T20I series by 2-1 and are 1-0 down in the ODI series as well, it’s a do-or-die game for them with the series on the line.
Despite missing a few senior players, India managed to win the T20Is and will be raring to bag the ODI series. Although the return of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma has boosted their batting, the focus will be on Shreyas Iyer and the other youngsters.
It was Virat Kohli’s who came out trumps at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill laid the platform with classy half-centuries, and Virat Kohli continued the onslaught with his 45th ODI hundred as India posted 373/7 in their allotted 50 overs.
The Men in Blue would look to continue their good run of form in the second ODI, as India will look to seal the series with a game in hand.
With most of the senior players back in action, it will be a very tough task for Sri Lanka to get over the line in this series.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka have lots of concerns. Their bowlers let them down after opting to bowl first on a solid batting track. Virat Kohli made them pay with a fantastic knock.
The Island Nation had a huge task ahead of them, chasing 374 to win. While Pathum Nissanka held one end up with a fighting half-century, wickets fell regularly at the other end. Once Nissanka got out, it was thought that the visitors would fold out quickly, but Dasun Shanaka had other ideas as he continued his rich vein of form from the T20Is.
Sri Lanka might make a change or two depending on the fitness of Dilshan Madushanka, who landed awkwardly on his right shoulder in the previous match and walked off the field bowling only six overs.
IND vs SL: Head-to-Head
IND vs SL Head-to-Head (in ODIs):
Total matches played – 163
India has won – 94
Bangladesh has won – 11
No Result: 1
IND vs SL: Pitch Report
The pitch at Eden Gardens is one of the best batting wickets in India. However, it aids the spinners as the match progresses. The boundaries on either side are fairly small and the batter will enjoy this. Another high-scoring is on the cards with dew expected in Kolkata. 19 matches have been won by the team bowling first and 12 while the bowling second. The captain who wins the toss will choose to bowl first.
IND vs SL: Live Telecast and Live Streaming
The IND vs SL 2023 series will be Telecasted live on Star Sports network and will be Live Streaming on the Disney+Hotstar app
IND vs SL: Squad
India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara, Ashen Bandara, Nuwanidu Fernando, Pramod Madushan, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Jeffrey Vandersay, Sadeera Samarawickrama
Also Read: IND vs NZ: India T20 Squad for New Zealand
IND vs SL: Form Guide
India: W W L L L W (most recent first)
Sri Lanka: L W L L W W (most recent first)
IND vs SL: Probable Playing XI
India: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav/Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal/Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh/ Umran Malik
Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (C), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka/Lahiru Kumara
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