The second T20I between India and Sri Lanka is all set to take place on Thursday, January 5 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. The three-match T20I got off to a thrilling start, with the hosts winning a close encounter in the first game. They secured a two runs win, defending 162 at the Wankhede Stadium.
Batting first, Ishan Kishan played a fine hand of 37 runs, while Deepak Hooda and Axar Patel provided a great finish to take India to 162 runs. Hooda scored 41 runs off 23 deliveries, with a boundary and four sixes. On the other hand, Axar slammed 31 runs off 20 deliveries. In response, Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka smashed 45 runs, however, it wasn’t enough. India’s debutant Shivam Mavi was the pick of the bowlers in the game, picking four wickets.
Sri Lanka will be keen to make a comeback and equal the scoreline in the second T20I. Meanwhile, India will be hoping to consolidate their lead and win the series. All in all, we are in for an exciting contest at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.
Details: India vs Sri Lanka, Second T20I
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Date and Time: Thursday, January 4, 7:00 pm IST
It is expected to be a good batting surface, however, spinners are known to play a role at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium as the match progresses. The average first-innings score at the venue is 162 runs. The team that wins the toss is likely to bowl first.
India (IND) vs Sri Lanka (SL) – Predicted Playing XI
India – Hardik Pandya (C), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Sanju Samson/Rahul Tripathi, Harshal Patel, Shivam Mavi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik
Sri Lanka – Dasun Shanaka (C), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka
Fantasy Team Suggestions – IND vs SL
Team 1: Kusal Mendis, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Dasun Shanaka, Deepak Hooda, Dhanajaya de Silva, Hardik Pandya (C), Wanindu Hasaranga (VC), Shivam Mavi, Maheesh Theekshana, Umran Malik
Team 2: Ishan Kishan, Pathum Nissanka, Suryakumar Yadav (C), Dasun Shanaka, Deepak Hooda, Chamika Karunaratne, Hardik Pandya (VC), Wanindu Hasaranga, Shivam Mavi, Maheesh Theekshana, Umran Malik