India vs Sri Lanka – 2nd ODI Preview

India vs Sri Lanka

India won the first phase of the series by winning 3 match T20I Series between Sri Lanka and India by margin of 2-1. Now they have also dominated the opposition in 1st ODI match of the series and won to take the lead in the series. See complete details of India vs Sri Lanka today match below.

India vs Sri Lanka Today Match Preview

India dominate Sri Lanka in first game and in-fact both teams crossed 300 run mark in their 50 overs but India’s win margin still huge which shows how well they played in 1st ODI of the series.

India vs Sri Lanka

All the Indian batters who have comeback into the side showed no signs of rustiness in their stroke play. Virat Kohli scored his 45th ODI hundred whereas captain Rohit Sharma and Shubhman Gill scored fifties and out on 143 runs for the opening wicket. Umran Malik and Shami both went for over 7 runs in over and India would love to improve on it.

On the other hand Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka completes his unbeaten century on 2nd last ball of the match but it was all too late for Sri Lanka. Pathum Nisanka scored assured 72 at the top but wickets fell around him at the top. Kasun Rajitha and Dinuth Welalage went for mofre than 8 runs per over.

Team Combination

India Playing 11

India have plenty of decision to make atleast for three slots. There is lots of talent available in the bench so it will be atougher ask for management to decide who will sit out.

Probable XI: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt.), 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 KL Rahul (wk) 5 Suryakumar Yadav/Shreyas Iyer, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Yuzvendra Chahal/Kuldeep Yadav, 9 Mohammed Siraj, 10 Mohammed Shami, 11 Arshdeep Singh/ Umran Malik

Sri Lanka Playing 11

Sri Lanka will be looking to continue with their ODI mantra but they need to decide on the fast bowling slot with Kasun Rajitha.

Probable XI: 1 1 Kusal Mendis (wk), 2 Pathum Nissanka, 3 Avishka Fernando, 4 Dhananjaya de Silva, 5 Charith Asalanka, 6 Dasun Shanaka, 7 Wanindu Hasaranga, 8 Chamika Karunaratne, 9 Maheesh Theekshana, 10 Kasun Rajitha, 11 Dilshan Madushanka/Lahiru Kumara

Head to Head Record

India have won 94 ODI Matches against Sri Lanka, while Sri Lanka have managed to win 57 against India. A total of 161 matches have been played in the 50 over format of the game between the two nations.

Players to Watch Out For

Captain Dasun Shanaka has been leading from the front and has been in some form both with the ball and bat during the series. In last game he scored the fastest T20I fifty for Sri Lanka and will look to have a huge impact in deciding match of the series for his team,

Virat Kohli seems to have find his old groove since he relinquishes the captaincy. He will be a player to watch as he also had a short break to refresh himself. Shreyas Iyer is also proving himself a great asset to have in T20I and he will look to transform the same in ODI’s too.

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