IND Vs SL 2nd ODI Preview: India will Look to Clinch the Series

IND Vs SL 2nd ODI Preview: Virat Kohli gave a spectacular performance in the first ODI. Along with him Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill and the pacers too joined the party. This collective effort allowed India to go one nil in this three-match one-day international series.
IND Vs SL 2nd ODI Preview: India will Look to Clinch the Series
IND Vs SL 2nd ODI Preview: India will Look to Clinch the Series

IND Vs SL 2nd ODI Preview: Play Fantasy Sports Online Contests only on 11Sixes mobile app. 11Sixes is the most trusted application for fantasy cricket online, and it is the best app, also.

During the matches of the Sri Lanka Tour of India 2023, one can participate and win many prizes by using their cricketing brains and knowledge.

Download the app from Google Play Store and Apple Store.

IND Vs SL 2nd ODI Preview: India will Look to Clinch the Series
Can These 4 Unsold 2022 IPL Players be Picked in IPL 2023 Mini-Auction?

IND Vs SL 2nd ODI Preview: Match Details

  • Match – India Vs Sri Lanka 2nd One-Day International Match Preview 

  • Date – Thursday, 12th January 2023

  • Venue – Eden Gardens in Kolkata 

  • Toss Time – 1 PM Afternoon IST and Local, 7.30 AM GMT 

  • Match Time – 1.30 PM Afternoon IST and Local, 8 AM GMT 

  • TV Channel – Star Sports India Network 

  • Live Streaming – Disney+ Hotstar

IND Vs SL 2nd ODI Preview: Team India’s Likely Playing XI

Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(wk), Hardik Pandya(vc), Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik and Yuzvendra Chahal. 

IND Vs SL 2nd ODIImage Credit: Twitter/@imVkohli

India won the first one-day international match by 67 runs. The top three batters of the men in blue side batted excellently. Rohit and Gill started the innings nicely.

They added 143 runs for the opening wicket and gave a platform for Virat and Co to impose a daunting score for the Lankan Tigers to chase.

It was only Virat Kohli who smashed his 73rd international ton and 45th ODI century, which was also his ninth hundred against Sri Lanka. 

Kohli smashed his 73rd international ton against Sri Lanka yesterday
Kohli smashed his 73rd international ton against Sri Lanka yesterdayImage Credit: Twitter/@imVkohli

But the middle order batters got starts and to increase the run flow, they gave their wickets away. The Sri Lankan bowlers did a decent job of pulling things back because the way the Indian batters were going it looked like they would score close to 400 runs.

India needs their middle-order batters to come good in the next game and also, and they will want their top three batters to continue their blazing form. 

Defending 374 runs might look easy, but actually, it was not because of the nature of the pitch. Still, the pacers did a good job.

Umran Malik was awesome as usual in the middle overs and Mohammed Siraj was the one who gave the team the early wickets. He removed Avishka Fernando and Kusal Mendis early. Siraj also bowled one maiden over.

India's Mohammed Siraj
India's Mohammed SirajImage Credit: Twiiter/@BCCI

While Umran Malik got three wickets in the middle overs which never allowed Sri Lanka to run through the game. Shami too bowled well alongside Hardik Pandya and Yuzvendra Chahal.

The pacers are in good form and the team would want them to stick with that throughout the year, especially with the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 is around the corner. 

India doesn’t need to make any changes for the next game. But if they want, they can include Washington Sundar in place of Axar Patel.

Which is a like-for-like replacement. Some experts also suggested that Ishan Kishan should walk into the playing XI after his double ton and he can come in for KL Rahul.

IND Vs SL 2nd ODI Preview: India will Look to Clinch the Series
Virat Kohli and his Love Affair with Adelaide Oval

IND Vs SL 2nd ODI Preview: Sri Lanka’s Playing XI

Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis(wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga/Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Dunith Wellalage/Jeffrey Vandersay, Kasun Rajitha and Dilshan Madushanka.

Dasun Shanaka was the only big positive from the Sri Lankan point of view in the first ODI. The skipper of the Lankan team smashed his second hundred in the one-day international format and that too when the team needed it the most.

It might have come in the losing cause. Still, it was a brilliant effort from him. Shanaka’s knock was a perfect tutorial for his teammates on how to bat in India. 

Dasun Shanaka was the only big positive from Sri Lanka in first ODI
Dasun Shanaka was the only big positive from Sri Lanka in first ODIImage Credit: Twitter

Other than Shanaka’s 108 runs. It was Pathum Nissanka scored 72 runs and Dhananjaya de Sliva scored 47 runs.

The openers and the middle-order batters need to contribute in the next games, which is the only way to win. Sri Lanka can add Ashen Bandara to their playing XI. He could strengthen their batting.

The bowling too was not good and the fielding also needs to improve. Kasun Rajitha made his ODI debut in the last game and picked up three wickets which also included the big wicket of King Kohli.

Shanka also needs to bowl more. He bowled well and gave the first breakthrough. Dasun should bowl with the new ball, which can help the Lankans to start the innings well with the ball. 

The visitors can bring back Maheesh Theekshana because Wellalage and Hasaranga went for runs in the first ODI.

They can also bring Vandersay in place of Wellalage and Theekshana in place of Hasaranga. That might make their bowling stronger. However, Sri Lanka will go with a batter short.

Still, that can be a good move because they can restrict a batting powerhouse like India to a decent score.

IND Vs SL 2nd ODI Preview: Pitch Report

The pitch at Eden Gardens in Kolkata is also a batter's wicket. The second one-day international match will also be a high-scoring affair.

The bowlers will get a minimum help and that too with the new ball. Once the white cherry gets old, the batters will smash the bowlers all over the park because the boundaries size is also small at this venue.

IND Vs SL 2nd ODI Preview: Weather Report 

The climate is good for the second One-Day International game between India and Sri Lanka in Kolkata.

IND Vs SL 2nd ODI Preview: 11Sixes Fantasy Eleven

  • Batters – Virat Kohli, Dasun Shanaka and Dhananjaya de Silva 

  • Bowlers – Kasun Rajitha, Umran Malik and Dilshan Madushanka

  • All-rounders – Chamika Karunaratne and Axar Patel 

  • Wicket-keeper – KL Rahul 

  • Vice-captain – Pathum Nissanka 

  • Captain – Shreyas Iyer

By: Kaushal Kowjalgi

IND Vs SL 2nd ODI Preview: India will Look to Clinch the Series
ODI Asia Cup 2023: Top Performers from India in Last Edition of Asia Cup 2022

Related Stories

No stories found.
Since independence