At Wankhede, the game was close and easily could have gone Sri Lanka's way had the hitters maintained composure through the final three deliveries. Where credit is due, credit must be given. After giving up 8 points in the first three balls, Axar Patel performed a fantastic job of bringing the game back.
- India will be motivated to register another win and clinch the series
- Sri Lanka has good depth at the lower order
- Deepak Hooda will be the player to watch out and the opposition will keep an eye on him
IND vs SL - 2nd T20 - Venue Details
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, IndiaDate: 5th January 2023Time: 7.00 PM (IST)
IND vs SL - 2nd T20 - Team Previews
India won to start the new year off right. a new captain, a new crew, and perhaps a different course moving forward. This might be a positive development for the T20 World Cup in 2024. Umran Malik is getting acclaim from everyone and may have a good chance of becoming a regular for the Indian team.Keeping all the positive things aside, the major concern for team India was the instability in the opening order. Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, and Sanju Samson were gone too soon and the whole pressure of scoring runs was on the middle order. Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, and Axar Patel played a valuable inning and helped the team to reach a comfortable score.Another point of concern for the team management will be a complete failure of the spin attack. Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel failed to pick wickets and gave away easy runs. Shivam Mavi had an impressive spell as he picked up 4 wickets in the game.Players under the leadership of Hardik Pandya have a bright future and it is expected that Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda, Umran Malik and Shivam Mavi will get more chances to prove their worth.
The hosts were successfully kept to a par total by Sri Lanka. With the exception of the final few overs, the foreign team dominated India's innings. Pressure on the hosts was increased by frequent wickets and a dearth of boundaries. Going into the T20I in Pune, Shanka will view this performance favourably. In this team to watch out for, Hasaranga, Theekshana, and Chamika Karunaratne will once again be the important bowlers.At number 6, Dasun Shanaka plays a significant role as a finisher. He has frequently performed well for his club, and the most recent game was no exception. His 45 off 27 helped Sri Lanka get the run chase back on track. Right now, Sri Lanka needs their main players at the top to make a comeback. For the visitors, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, and Dhananjaya de Silva make up a potent top three.In the IPL, Rajapaksa attracted attention for Punjab Kings with his aggressive batting at number 3. His return to form can have a significant impact on the game because he hasn't been in great form lately. The good news is that this squad has depth, and Wanindu Hasarnaga and Chamika Karunaratne can both contribute significantly at the end.
IND vs SL - 2nd T20 - Probable Playing XI
India: Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya (c), Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Shivam Mavi, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra ChahalSri Lanka: Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka
IND vs SL - 2nd T20 - Toss Prediction and Pitch Report
The hitters from both teams will profit from the betting-friendly environment at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Since the chase will be challenging on this pitch, the team that wins the toss should choose to bat first.
IND vs SL - 2nd T20 - Match Prediction
India's team is filled with powerful match-winners who are eager to play once more. India are the favourites in our match prediction thanks to the home advantage, a strong team, and a good speed assault.