The India VS Sri Lanka 1st T20 was a nail-biter. On the 5th of January, the 2nd T20I will take place. The Indian Cricket Team leads the series by 1-0 after securing a win in the first Twenty20 international. Aar Patel bowled a good final over to get India out of a crunch situation. Also, Shivam Mavi, the debutant was really impressed with the ball. Umran Malik also broke the record for bowling the fastest delivery ever bowled by an Indian pacer. Here is a quick preview of the India VS Sri Lanka 2nd T20I:
Indian team Preview Before India VS Sri Lanka 2nd T20I:
The Indian team is looking solid. Sanju Samson has got a point to prove. The middle order was struggling big time. It was the lower middle order that held things together for the Indian Cricket Team. Axar Patel and Deepak Hooda made invaluable contributions with the bat and helped India get to a respectable total. Responsibility has to be taken by the likes of Suryakumar Yadav and Sanju Samson. The bowling department looks sorted and needs no alteration in the India VS Sri Lanka 2nd T20I.
Indian Squad and Expected Playing XI:
Hardik Pandya (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav (vc), Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar.
Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya (c), Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Shivam Mavi, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sri Lankan Team Preview Before India VS Sri Lanka 2nd T20I:
The Sri Lankan cricket team also looked relatively sorted. There were not many flaws in the squad. The spinners did their job exceptionally well. Hasaranga spun his magic around the Indian batters. Maheesh Teekshana was good too. But just two poor deliveries and he got smacked by Deepak Hooda. Madhushanka was also good with the ball. The batters need to improve their shot selection. Chamika Karunaratne needs to be used more effectively. He is a good batter and he can bat up the order as well.
Sri Lankan Squad and Expected Playing XI:
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara, Avishka Fernando, Ashen Bandara, Pramod Madushan, Dunith Wellalage, Nuwan Thushara, Sadeera Samarawickrama
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka
The Venue, Timings, and Broadcasting for India VS Sri Lanka 2nd T20I:
The game will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. It was a home for the Rising Pune Super Giants and was also a home for the Chennai Super Kings for a while. The wicket is spin friendly but has a bit of bounce too. The game will begin at 7:00 pm Indian Standard Time. The broadcaster is the evergreen Star TV Network.
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