SL vs IND, 2nd ODI

Match Preview

Sri Lanka and India will play against each other in the second match of the ODI series on July 20, 2021 at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Sri Lanka have lost the 1st ODI to their visitors due to weak batting performances, while India’s victory was not surprising, given their current form and flair in this format. Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan played gloriously and dominated their host with 7 wickets to spare. Sri Lankan batters need to get a grip in middle over against the spinners in the next match.

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch is inclined towards batting and is more favorable to pacers than spinners. Weather would be cloudy with temperatures at 27 – 28 °C.

STATS – ODI

Total matches                           132

Matches won batting first         71

Matches won bowling first       51

Average 1st Inns scores           235

Average 2nd Inns scores         195

Highest total recorded             375/5 (50 Ov) by IND vs SL

Lowest total recorded              86/10 (29.3 Ov) by NED vs SL

Highest score chased               288/5 (49.4 Ov) by IND vs SL

Lowest score defended            204/7 (50 Ov) by SL vs IND

Top Wicket-Keeper picks

1) Ishan Kishan – The wicketkeeper and left-handed batsman did his debut in this format in the last match. He is in good form and will prove to be beneficial for his team in the next match.

List A Records

Matches – 78

Runs – 2608

Highest Score – 173

Average – 37.25

2) Minod Bhanuka – The left-handed batsman is a talented player from his squad. He scored 27 runs in the last match and even took a wicket behind the stumps.

List A Records

Matches – 65

Runs – 1621

Highest Score – 113*

Average – 28.94

Top 4 Batsman Picks

1) Shikhar Dhawan – The stand-in Indian skipper is a strong stroke-player from his squad. He is one of the most experienced players in this format and will be a wise choice for the next match. He scored 86 runs in the last match.

Matches – 143

Runs – 6063

Highest Score -143

Average – 45.93

2) Prithvi Shaw – The right-handed opener has shown great form in the IPL and domestic ODI matches in India and the same is to be expected from him in this series against Sri Lanka. He scored 43 runs in the last match.

List A Records

Matches – 42

Runs – 2254

Highest Score – 227*

Average – 57.79

3) Dasun Shanaka – The right-handed batsman is an explosive middle-order player, he has played stable innings in the ODI series against England. He scored 39 runs in the last match.

Matches – 29

Runs – 650

Highest Score – 68

Average – 27.08

4) Avishka Fernando – The right-handed batsman played decent innings in the ODI series against England. He is in good form and is a wise pick for the next match. He scored 33 in the last match.

Matches – 21

Runs – 702

Highest Score – 127

Average – 33.42

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Bhuvneshwar Kumar – The right-arm medium bowler bowled phenomenal spells in the IPL matches. He has great potential to destroy an opponent’s batting line up owing to his great experience in this format.

Matches – 118

Wickets – 138

Economy – 5.03

2) Kuldeep Yadav – The left-arm wrist spinner is an experienced bowler in this format. His economical bowling spell can baffle even the most skillful batsman. He took two wickets in the last match.

Matches – 64

Wickets – 107

Economy – 5.22

3) Dushmantha Chameera – The right-arm fast bowler has quick pace, generated from a slightly round-arm action. He is in good form and will be beneficial for his team in the next match.

Matches – 32

Wickets – 33

Economy – 5.19

4) Lakshan Sandakan – A slight, left-arm wrist spinner, Sandakan operates off a shuffling approach and a quick action, he has the ability to turn the ball both ways, and skid it into the pad. He took a wicket in the last match

Matches – 30

Wickets – 26

Economy – 6.16

Top 4 All-rounder Picks

1) Wanindu Hasaranga – The middle order batsman and an aggressive leg-break bowler is an asset for his team. He is in good form and will be a wise pick for the next match.

Matches – 25

Runs – 526

Highest Score – 80*

Average – 27.68

Wickets – 22

Economy – 5.07

2) Hardik Pandya – He is a powerful hard-hitting batsman in the middle order and a brisk seam bowler. He has a lot of potential to play good innings in the next match. His stat records suggest he is an excellent player in this format. He took a wicket in the last match.

Matches – 61

Runs – 1267

Highest Score – 92*

Average – 27.28

Wickets – 56

Economy – 5.57

3) Dhananjaya de Silva – The right-handed batsman and right arm off break bowler played great innings in the ODI series against England. He is in good form and will be beneficial in the next match. He took 2 wickets in the last match.

Matches – 51

Runs – 1074

Highest Score – 91

Average – 26.95

Wickets – 27

Economy – 5.25

4) Krunal Pandya – The left-handed batsman and slow left arm orthodox bowler was in great form in the IPL matches. His skilful batting and bowling performance will be an asset for his team in the next match. He took a wicket in the last match.

List A record

Matches – 70

Runs – 2078

Highest Score – 133*

Average – 38.48

Wickets – 82

Economy – 6.20

Predicted Playing 11

India – Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson/Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar/Navdeep Saini, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal

Sri Lanka – Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Minod Bhanuka (wk), Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya/Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera

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