Series: T20 International, 2022
Match: 2nd match, IND VS SL
Team: India VS Sri Lanka
Venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala.
Time: February 26, 2022, 7:00 pm
Live: Sony Sports Network.
INDIA TO WIN THE MATCH
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
India will try to win their second series in as many weeks and build on the advances gained in the second T20 International against Sri Lanka on Saturday when they significantly altered their batting strategy.
Pitch & Condition
Over the years, the surface has favoured fast bowlers, and both teams may be tempted to put in an additional pacer due to the conditions. Based on previous performances on the surface, the captain who wins the toss will prefer to bat first, although the dew factor could be vital for the second bowling side.
The par score is expected to be in the range of 170-180.
The weather will be cool, with temperatures hovering around seven degrees Celsius. Humidity levels will be around the 40s.
The team that chose to bat first won four of the last five games. The pitch has been advantageous to bowlers in the latter stages of the match when dew factors are present.
According to toss prediction, India will win the toss and bat first.
Point Table Analysis
In IT20 cricket, India was once again too strong for its opponents. They have now won ten games in a row in this format and are confident of making it eleven.
Sri Lanka was far behind the pace in the first T20I but should fare better in this match. However, they will need to make significant improvements to win the game.
Recent Form (L to R)
India – W W W W W
Sri Lanka – L W L L L
Head to Head (Last 5 Matches)
Total Matches Played- 5
India won- 3
Sri Lanka won- 2
India easily defeated Sri Lanka in the first game, winning 62 runs. After three matches, the hosts now have a 1-0 advantage in the bilateral series. The second game will be played at Dharamsala, and India will be hoping to win both the game and the series while playing at home. The Sri Lankan captain asked the Indian openers to bat first, and both openers took advantage of the choice to get the inning off to a solid start. Rohit Sharma’s 44 runs from 32 balls, combined with Ishan Kishan’s 89 runs from 59 balls, formed a 111-run partnership for the first wicket. Following Rohit Sharma’s first wicket, Shreyas Iyer stepped up to bat in the middle order, scoring 57 runs off 27 balls.
Thanks to a strong batting performance, India has set a target of 199 runs in two overs. While defending the target, skipper Rohit Sharma used seven different bowlers, and the bowlers did an outstanding job, resulting in a victory. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar bowled a brilliant opening spell in which he took two wickets for nine runs in two overs. Vyankatesh Iyer also contributed to his two wickets in three overs, conceding 36 runs. In the absence of Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, and Deepak Chahar, the Indian team has filled in admirably and appears to be a formidable foe. They will try to maintain their winning streak in the second game.
Top players to bet on- Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah.
After losing the previous series against Australia and the opening match of the T20 series against India, Sri Lanka is still looking for a win. They will meet India in Dharamsala in the second game, striving to end India’s 10-match T20I winning streak. Sri Lankan bowlers gave an average effort against India’s formidable batting squad in the first match. In 20 overs, they have given up 199 runs. No single bowler maintained a bowling economy of less than 7.00. Only Dasun Shanaka and Lahiru Kumara shared one wicket in the first inning.
The Sri Lankan batting order imploded in the face of India’s bowling onslaught. Sri Lanka lost the first five wickets for 60 runs in 11 overs while chasing a goal of 200 runs in 20 overs. Despite Charith Aslanka’s unbeaten 53 runs off 47 balls, no other hitter spent enough time on the wicket to establish a good partnership. As a result, Sri Lanka was defeated by a wide margin of 62 runs in the opening match. Sri Lanka’s new and inexperienced unit lacks experience. When they play the hosts in the second T20 game, they must execute their preparations efficiently on the ground. The second game will be crucial for visitors because it will decide the series.
Top players to bet on – Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka, Dushmantha Chameera.
Ravindra Jadeja, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda, Venkatesh Iyer.
Chamika Karunaratne, Jeffer Vandersay, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dasun Shanaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kamil Mishara, Janith Liyanage, Dinesh Chandimal, Charith Asalanka.
Dream 11 Prediction
India starts as clear favourites to win this match after a dominant all-around performance in the first T20I. Sri Lanka must rise to the occasion. They’re under a lot of pressure to finish the series, and it will be a difficult task for them once more.