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IND vs SL 2nd T20I Preview Dream11 Possible Playing 11 Pitch Report

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India vs Sri Lanka 2020, take two.

After rain washed out the opening game of the series in Guwahati, attention moves to Indore, where the weather forecast looks far more promising.

India have the chance to improve on four key errors they are making in T20Is. Sri Lanka have the chance to right-the-wrongs of an awful Australia tour, so soon after their superb 3-0 series win in Pakistan. Who will take a 1-0 series lead?

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Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

  • KL Rahul has certainly made a strong case to partner Rohit permanently in T20Is. He scored 62, 11 and 91 in the recent T20I series vs West Indies.
  • Also, KL Rahul scored 89 in the only T20I played at Indore to date – also vs Sri Lanka.
  • Virat Kohli vs Sri Lanka in T20Is: 4 matches, 283 runs, average: 94.33, SR: 136.71.
  • Rishabh Pant looked promising in the recent ODI series vs West Indies, with scores of 71 and 39 in the opening two ODIs.
  • Danushka Gunathilaka has made four double-figure scores in his past five T20Is, but has only passed 20 twice. Needs to build on this.
  • Kusal Perera is the current highest run-scorer for Sri Lanka vs India in T20Is (174 at an average just under 30).
  • Bhanuka Rajapaksas recent scores in the Bangladesh Premier League: 29, 32, 6, 96*, 10.
  • India didn’t pick Yuzvendra Chahal last game, which is odd given he is the leading wicket-taker in India-SL T20Is. He took four wickets on this ground just over two years ago.
  • Jasprit Bumrah returns, take two. He needs two wickets to surpass Ravi Ashwin (52) as India’s all-time leading wicket-taker in T20Is.
  • Interestingly, Lasith Malinga averages 52 with the ball vs India in T20Is. However, he is one to watch as he bowls in the crunch overs.
  • Isuru Udana is six wickets away from 150 in T20s. He has enhanced his reputation as a fine all-round player in the short format.
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Head to Head

  • Out of six T20I series, India have won five. The other was drawn.
  • India smashed 260/5 at Indore vs SL in 2017, with Rohit hitting 118. Rohit is rested for this series, but India still possess a capable top three that SL need to overcome.

Holkar Cricket Stadium Indore Pitch Report and Conditions

The track at Indore favours batting, along with short boundaries. This was the case in the only T20I at the ground, where India amassed 260. The key will be whether the spinners can get some grip off the surface today.

Also, the forecast is promising, with no rain expected.

Possible Playing 11

India left Yuzvendra Chahal out at Guwahati, before rain washed the game out. They could do so again, for Kuldeep Yadav who took three-for on this ground vs SL two years ago.

India: 1. Shikhar Dhawan, 2. KL Rahul, 3. Virat Kohli (c), 4. Shreyas Iyer, 5. Rishabh Pant (wk), 6. Shivam Dube, 7. Washington Sundar, 8. Shardul Thakur, 9. Kuldeep Yadav, 10. Jasprit Bumrah, 11. Navdeep Saini

Sri Lanka opted for the two Fernando’s in Guwahati.

Sri Lanka: 1. Avishka Fernando, 2. Danushka Gunathilaka, 3. Kusal Perera, 4. Oshada Fernando, 5. Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 6. Dhananjaya de Silva, 7. Dasun Shanaka, 8. Isuru Udana, 9. Wanindu Hasaranga, 10. Lahiru Kumara, 11. Lasith Malinga

Dream11 Prediction

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Match Prediction

A full game is expected in Indore. India, possessing plenty of experience, will be very tough to beat.

India to win.

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