CricketIND vs SL 2nd T20I Preview & Dream 11 Prediction India vs Sri Lanka| All You Need To Know – 05 January 2023
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A three-match T20 series is being played between India and Sri Lanka. In the first match of the series, India defeated Sri Lanka by 2 runs.

The Hosts are currently leading the series by 1-0 in 3-match T20I Series. The next match of the series between the two teams will be played on Thursday at 07:00 PM IST Live from Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium(MCA), Pune.

Lankan Lions would be looking to bounce back in this match against Hardik’s army, while India’s captain Hardik Pandya would be looking to win this match and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. Team India’s skipper has not lost a single match as captain yet. Hardik has done exceptionally well for India as captain in the first match with both bat and ball. He is eyeing to maintain this rhythm of victory in the second fixture as well against the Lankan side.

But we might see a few changes in the Indian team in the second T20, as Arshdeep Singh can return for Team India in the next match. There are chances that Harshal Patel might be dropped for the second T20I against Sri Lanka.

Debutant fast bowler Shivam Mavi took 4 wickets for 22 runs in the first match. The Indian team is full of new faces and young enthusiasm for this T20I series. Apart from him, Harshal Patel and Umran Malik also cliched two wickets each. At the same time, thanks to the unbroken partnership of 68 runs in 35 balls by Deepak Hooda (41) and Axar Patel (31), India scored 162 runs losing 5 wickets in 20 overs.

Shivam Mavi has shown his charismatic skills in the debut match against Sri Lanka last night in Mumbai. The 24-year-old Mavi changes the course of the match in just a few balls in the last match. In the year 2018, under the captaincy of Prithvi Shaw, Shivam Mavi was a part of the team that won the Under-19 World Championship title. After this, Shivam Mavi has spread his bowling for Kolkata in Indian T20 League. In the Indian T20 League 2023 auction, Gujarat bought him for Rs 6 crore.

India and Sri Lanka have faced each other 27 times in T20 International cricket so far. Out of this, Team India has hoisted the flag of victory 18 times. At the same time, the Sri Lankan team has won eight times. And one match ended without a result. The two teams have faced each other twice in T20s here at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.

In the first match that took place on 9 February 2016, Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets. After this, the two met face to face for the second time on 10 January 2020, in which India won by 78 runs. Apart from these two matches, India won against England by 5 wickets in another match. So far only 3 T20 International matches have been played here.

Match Details

Match: IND vs SL, 2nd T2OI, Sri Lanka tour of India, 2023

Date: Thursday, January 05th, 2023

Time: 07:00 PM (Jan 05)

Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium(MCA), Pune

Pitch Report

The MCA pitch is considered good for batting, but spin bowlers get a lot of help here. Of course, it is considered good for batting, but even if a score of 150-160 runs is made while batting first, then the pressure comes on the other team. In the beginning, the emphasis has to be on scoring runs, there should be a strategy to play carefully in the middle. Chasing is going to be difficult on this pitch. Dew will not affect here, the pitch will remain dry.

For the second T20I, there is currently no probability of rain. The weather will be good for playing, with a high of approximately 30 degrees Celsius. It will primarily be 46% humid. The wind speed of 14 km/h will assist the seamers for sure in this match.


IND: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Rahul Tripathi, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shivam Mavi, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Mukesh Kumar

SL: Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Mendis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ashen Bandara, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, Dunith Wellalage, Pramod Madushan, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Thushara

Probable Playing XI

IND: Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya (c), Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik

SL: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Fernando,Aslanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Mahesh Thikshana, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka

Match Prediction

The Hosts will start as the favourite in the second T20I as well after winning the 1st T20 against Sri Lanka. Team India put on a team effort in the first T20I and won the match by two runs with the help of Axar, Hooda and Shivam Mavi’s all-round performances.

Although the Men in Blue faltered on a few occasions, especially with the bat, they are expected to take down Lankan Lions once again in the second T20I in Pune and take an unassailable lead of 2-0.