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India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I – IND vs SL Cricket Match Preview, Prediction, Where To Watch, Probable 11 And Fantasy 11 Tips

Asian champions Sri Lanka would eye to stay alive in the 3-match series as they clash against hosts team India in the 2nd T20I in Pune. 

Rishabh Gautam
By Rishabh Gautam January 04, 2023 • 13:04 PM

Asian champions Sri Lanka would eye to stay alive in the 3-match series as they clash against hosts team India in the 2nd T20I in Pune. 

IND vs SL 2nd T20I: Match Preview:


Indian batters disappointed in the first T20I as the home team managed a small total of 162 runs while batting first at Wankhede. Debutant Shubman Gill scored just 7 runs while opening the innings while #1 T20I batter Suryakumar Yadav had difficulties in middling his shots, getting dismissed for 7 runs off 10 balls. Sanju Samson (5) also failed to make good on the opportunity. Captain Hardik Pandya scored 29 runs at an ordinary strike rate of 107.41. However, Deepak Hooda maintained his good run with an unbeaten 41 runs off 23 balls and etched an unbroken partnership of 68 runs for the 6th wicket along with Axar Patel (31*). 

Debutant Shivam Mavi was the star with the ball as he picked up 4 wickets for 22 runs in his overs, recording the 3rd best bowling figures by an Indian on his T20I debut. Umran Malik and Harshal Patel picked up 2 wickets each, but Harshal gave away 41 runs in 4 overs which brought the match too close for India's comfort. Even though Axar Patel managed to successfully defend 12 runs in the last over, the spinners had a below-par outing as Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar went wicketless for a total of 57 runs in 6 overs without a wicket. Captain Hardik Pandya's bowling in the powerplay was a pleasant sight for Indian fans as the all-rounder bowled 3 out of the first 6 overs, giving away just 12 runs along with 13 dot balls. 

Sri Lankan batting crumbled in the 1st T20I and despite a below-par total and dew on their side, fell short of their target by just 2 runs. Dasun Shanaka was the top batter as he maintained his good form against team India, scoring 45 runs off just 27 balls. Opener Kusal Mendis scored 28 runs off 25 balls while none of the other batters managed to cross the 25-run mark. Chamika Karunaratne brought the match really close with his unbeaten 23 runs off 16 balls but failed to cross the line for his team. 

The visitors' bowlers did well to restrict India to a low total at Wankhede. Kasun Rajitha was the only weak link as he went for 47 runs in his 4 overs without picking up a wicket. All the other bowlers  - Dilshan Madushanka, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunratne, Dhananjaya de Silva and Wanindu Hasaranga registered 1 wicket each. Dhananjaya bowled just 1 over and got the wicket of Sanju Samson in the over. 

IND vs SL 2nd T20I: Match Details

  • Date – Thursday, January 05, 2022
  • Time – 07:00 PM IST
  • Venue – Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

Today's Match Prediction: Who will win today's cricket match? IND vs SL 2nd T20I

After winning the first T20I, team India would start as slight favourites to win the 2nd T20I against Sri Lanka and build an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match series. 

IND vs SL Head-to-Head:

  • Total – 27
  • India – 18
  • Sri Lanka – 8
  • No Result – 1

IND vs SL 2nd T20I: Where to Watch?

The T20I series between India and Sri Lanka will be broadcasted by Star Sports while it will be broadcasted digitally on the OTT platform Hotstar+ app. 

IND vs SL 2nd T20I Team News:

  • India – Arshdeep Singh missed the 1st T20I due to a niggle and there are no updates on his fitness as of now. The left-arm pacer can replace Harshal Patel in the 2nd T20I, who went for plenty of runs in the 1st match. Sanju Samson has been excluded from the remainder of the series and Rahul Tripathi has been named replacement. 

IND vs SL 2nd T20I Probable Playing XI:

  • India – Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Ruturaj Gaikwad/Rahul Tripathi, Hardik Pandya (c), Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh/Harshal Patel, Shivam Mavi, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Sri Lanka – Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka

IND vs SL 2nd T20I Fantasy XI:

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