IND vs SL 2nd ODI: Dream XI Team, Fantasy Tips, Match Prediction, Playing XIs
It was largely a dominant outing for India a day ago at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati, where the Men In Blue registered a 67-run victory over Sri Lanka, to take a 1-0 series lead in this 3-ODI rubber.
Rohit Sharma (83 off 67) and Shubman Gill (70 off 60) provided India with a solid start with their 143-run opening stand before the showstopper Virat Kohli stole the limelight with his 45th ODI century and his two in a row.
With the ball, for India, Mohammed Siraj and Umran Malik breathed fire to take 5 combined wickets and leave Sri Lanka at 206/8 before Dasun Shanaka showed his batters how its done, by notching up his second ODI ton, but it was too much for Shanaka.
In the 2nd ODI, India aim to clinch another home bilateral series - they haven’t lost a home series since mid-2019 - while Sri Lanka will look to bounce back.
IND vs SL 2nd ODI pitch report, date and time
Date: Thursday, January 12 at 1.30 IST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
IND vs SL 1st ODI pitch report:
Dew has been a key talking point in white-ball matches at the Eden, and hence, expect the captain winning the toss to bowl first. The team bowling first will also have the opportunity to make use of the tinge of green that is present at the Eden pitch. Anyway, another high-scoring encounter is expected.
IND vs SL 2nd ODI Predicted playing XI:
India are unlikely to make any changes, barring late injury.
India’s probable XI:
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sri Lanka could bring in Maheesh Theekshana for Dunith Wellalage, and they could also ponder over bring in the fast bowler Lahiru Kumara for this pitch.
Sri Lanka probable XI:
Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dunith Wellalage/Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka/Lahiru Kumara
IND vs SL 2nd ODI Match prediction: India to win
IND vs SL 2nd ODI Dream XI Team and tips:
Rohit Sharma recorded his world-record 264 vs Sri Lanka at this venue! Spinners are unlikely to make big impact, so you can avoid them from your fantasy team. You may take the top-order batters of the team chasing and drop middle-overs bowlers of the team bowling second.
Dream XI team: