First T20 match between India and Sri Lanka being washed out the series now the second match is going to be in Indore at Holkar Stadium where both teams will go head to head once again.
Last game between both the teams in Indore taken place in 2017 which was a high scoring game powering India to 260. In T20I cricket it was the highest score ever achieved by India, Rohit Sharma batting first with century.
This time Lasith Malinga came back for Sri Lanka and this couldn’t be so easy to perform at the same level to put on against Lankans as in 2017 back. Playing with Sri Lanka is still ever immense favorite for men in blue in regards to the shortest format of the game in these recent times.
Sri Lanka trying for their best XI to be in the series while for India it is more like trying for immense players for T20I cricket. Here is their first choice players list who were fit and available at present.
Date and Day: January 7 2020, Tuesday
Time: 7.00PM –IST
Place: Holkar Stadium, Indore
There is a quite positive condition of weather for Tuesday in Indore as it will be bit cloudy but no chances of any rainy situations. Compared to Guwahati where first T20 took place, humidity level is also low. 0% precipitation and humidity is 56% replicating the weather conditions pleasant and much ideal to play the match without any distractions.
The pitch in Holkar Stadium contains red soil which helps in bouncing evenly through out the match and no chance of ball gripping into the surface. This is one of the finest and the flattest pitch Stadium in India where batsman can hit through the line of the ball.
Batsman can enjoy the game quite excitingly as short boundaries coupled with nature of the pitch. There is a scope of scoring lot of runs for the batsman who can play with horizontal bat getting on top of the bounce.
Sunday match was deserted and probably India would like to maintain the same XI announced for Guwahati.
India XI on prediction:
Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli ( C ), Shreyas Iyer, Rishab Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Wasington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini
In Guwahati, Sri Lanka didn’t opt for Niroshan Dickwella in their team and now in Indore too he is on the bench. Along with Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando was on the top order while Kusal Perera will be Wicket Keeper. Perera will bat no 3 position and continues with Oshada Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa. Match finishers will be Angelo Mathews and Dasun Shanaka.
Sri Lanka XI Prediction:
Danushka Gunthilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Janitha Perera(wk), Oshada Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Lasith Malinga (c).
India doesn’t have premier T20I batsman Rohit Sharma with them in this series but they are strong enough to compete with Sri Lanka and beat them in second T20I with a lead of 1-0.
India vs Sri Lanka Second T20I Live will be broad casted on Star Sports channel in both HD and SD quality. Public with no television access can watch live on star sports android app Hotstar.