IND vs SL 2nd ODI: Predicted Play XI, Live Streaming, Weather & Field Report from Eden Gardens in Kolkata


On Thursday, January 12, India will take on Sri Lanka in the second ODI of a three-match series at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. In the first match, India posted a formidable total of 373 runs for the loss of seven wickets to secure a victory. The team opted to include Shubman Gill in the playing 11 instead of Ishan Kishan, who went on a 143-run partnership with Indian captain Rohit Sharma. Unfortunately, both openers missed a century. However, Virat Kohli was in great form and scored his 45th ODI century.

Sri Lanka’s batting troubles continued in the first match of the ODI series, as they lost two wickets in the first six overs and another three by the end of the 15th over. Dhananjaya de Silva brought some stability to the Sri Lankan innings with his 47 runs off 40 deliveries, while Pathum Nissanka continued his excellent form in this format, scoring his fifth half-century.

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Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanka was also a strong contributor, with 108 runs off 88 deliveries. However, despite these impressive individual performances, Sri Lanka was unable to overcome their mid-order crisis that had plagued them in the T20I series.

India, on the other hand, performed strongly with both bat and ball, though they still face a selection dilemma when it comes to their game 11. It remains to be seen if they will make any changes in the upcoming matches.

Here’s everything you need to know about India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI

When will the 2nd ODI between India and Sri Lanka take place?

India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI will be played on Thursday 12 January.

Where will the 2nd ODI between India and Sri Lanka take place?

India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI will be played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

What time does the 2nd ODI between India and Sri Lanka start?

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The 2nd ODI between India and Sri Lanka kicks off at 1:30pm IST on Thursday.

Where can you watch India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI live on TV in India?

India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network channels in India.

Where can you live stream India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI in India?

India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI live streaming will be available on the Disney+Hotstar app and website in India.

IND vs SL 2nd ODI Pitch Report

The pitch can behave similarly to the surface in Guwahati, where the first match was played. The ground has hosted 29 ODIs to date and the average score has been 257 runs. Dew is expected to be a deciding factor in this game; therefore, the team winning the coin toss may choose to bowl first. The pacers will likely have the upper hand with the new ball, and the pitch could provide plenty of opportunities for the batters to score as the game progresses.

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IND vs SL 2nd ODI Weather Report

The temperature is expected to reach a balmy 27 degrees Celsius in the afternoon, with a hazy sun. As the day progresses, the temperature will gradually drop to a cool 16 degrees Celsius in the evening.

IND vs SL 2nd ODI Predicted Play XI

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

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dunith Wellalage, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka

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