2nd ODI: India vs Sri Lanka | Fantasy Tips and Teams

image-lcregtpjRohit Sharm vs Sri Lanka in the First ODI (Source: AP Newsroom)

India have dominated the first ODI and won it by a comfortable margin of 67 runs. India posted a huge total on the board and put in a great show with the ball, but it was Dasun Shanaka who kept the match interesting till the last ball of the match. 

Now the action shifts to Eden Gardens in Kolkata for the second match of the series. The match will be played on the 12th of January, 2023 Thursday. It is scheduled to start at 1:30 PM IST.

The hosts will be eager to put in another dominating performance and clinch the series before it boils down to the decider. On the other hand, Sri Lanka will look to bounce back with a strong performance and keep themselves alive in the series. 

Ground Stats: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Eden Gardens has traditionally favoured spinners. But in recent times there have been attempts to make the pitch a bit faster bringing the pacers more into play. 

In the last five matches, the team batting first has won the match at Eden Gardens. But it's winter and there will be dew on the field in the evening. So, it will be a dicey decision for the captain that wins the toss. 

ODI Records at the ground (Last 10 matches)

Total Matches: 10

Matches won batting first: 3

Matches won batting second: 7

Average Score batting first: 289

Average Score batting second: 221

Average runs scored per over: 5.88

Average runs scored per wicket: 33

India vs Sri Lanka, Second ODI : Probable Playing XIs

Indian Team News

No major updates

India Probable Playing XI

Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal

Sri Lankan Team News

Dilshan Madushanka might sit out owing to injury. However, no updates has yet arrived.

Sri Lanka Probable Playing XI

Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charitha Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka/ Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana

Key Facts to Be Kept in Mind

  1. The last time India and Sri Lanka played an ODI at Eden Gardens, Rohit Sharma scored 264 off 173 balls. 
  2. Shubman Gill averages 56.75 in the last five ODIs.
  3. In the last four international matches against India, Dasun Shanaka averages 116.00. 
  4. Mohammed Siraj has picked up 13 wickets in the last five ODIs.
  5. In the last three ODIs, Kasun Rajitha has picked up three-wicket hauls. 

Expert's Tips

The team batting first has enjoyed the conditions at Eden Gardens in the last some ODI matches. But at this time of the year, there will be a lot of dew at the venue. Keeping everything in mind, wait for the toss and then pick pacers from the team that bowls second and spinners from the team bowling second. 

Team 1: For Head-to-Head contests (Cricket Exchange Fantasy App)

Wicketkeeper: Kusal Mendis

Batters: Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Dasun Shanaka, Pathum Nissanka

All-rounders: Dhananjaya de Silva

Bowlers: Umran Malik, Mohammed Siraj, Kasun Rajitha

Captain: Shubman Gill
Vice-captain: Shreyas Iyer

Team 2: For Winner takes all contests (Cricket Exchange Fantasy App)

Wicketkeeper: KL Rahul

Batters: Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Dasun Shanaka, Pathum Nissanka

All-rounders: Axar Patel, Hardik Pandya, Dhananjaya de Silva

Bowlers: Umran Malik, Mohammed Siraj, Chamika Karunaratne

Captain: Shreyas Iyer
Vice-captain: Dasun Shanaka

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