After a comfortable chase in the first ODI, India play Sri Lanka again on 20th July, with the hosts hoping for a comeback after a disappointing loss.
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Sri Lanka put 262 runs on the board, a total that could've been decent if they had a strong bowling attack. However, with the perfect blend of talent and experience the visitors possess, it was always going to be a tough task.
Ishan Kishan scored a fantastic 59 off just 42 balls on his ODI debut, with an unbeaten 86 by Shikhar Dhawan who reached the landmark of 6000 ODI runs in his career. There were several records broken after the first ODI. Click here to have a detailed look at each one of them.
Kuldeep Yadav also had a great game after being away from international games for a while. However, his double helped India restrict Sri Lanka from reaching the 300-run mark.
Will India go on with their incessant domination or will the hosts fight harder for their pride?
Match Toss Time: 2:30 PM Local (9:00 GMT)
Match Start Time: 3:00 PM Local (9:30 GMT)
Match Venue: R. Premadasa Stadium, Sri Lanka
Head to Head
Matches: 160, Sri Lanka: 59, India- 92, Tied:1, N/R: 11
Humidity is expected to be around 75%, with the temperature ranging around the 30°C mark. Precipitation chances are almost zero. The game is expected to be completed without much intervention.
The pitch is going to favor the batsman again, while the fast bowlers may rely on their cutters towards the end of the innings. Spinners accounted for eight wickets out of 12 in the entire game and that means we may see them fighting for chances again.
India are likely to proceed with the same squad again and ensure a series triumph. The team looked balanced in the first ODI and would look to put the final nail in the coffin in this one.
For Sri Lanka, the absence of their senior players like Angelo Mathews, Nirsoshan Dickwella, and Kusal Mendis will prove costly again. The onus will be on the skipper Dasun Shanaka and in-form Wanindu Hasaranga to perform and try to have something to toil for in the final ODI.
Probable Playing XI
Sri Lanka (SL): Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (C), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan.
India (IND): Shikhar Dhawan (C), Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan(wk), Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav
After the first ODI, Shikhar Dhawan and Ishan Kishan should be the priority Picks in a fantasy team. Dasun Shanaka will again be a reliable option from the hosts' side, while Wanindu Hasaranga did not have the best of matches in the first ODI but could still be a threat in the series.
# Shikhar Dhawan and Dasun Shanaka became the 25th skippers of India and Sri Lanka respectively.
# Ishan Kishan and Minod Bhanuka became the 25th wicket-keepers of India and Sri Lanka.
# In the first ODI, Shikhar Dhawan became the fastest player to hit 1000 ODI runs against Sri Lanka (17 innings).
# Ishan Kishan became the second-fastest player to score an ODI half-century on debut.
Also, do our the list of records and interesting stats that were broken in the 1st ODI, here.
SL VS IND Fantasy Team
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