Charith Asalanka is doubtful for this match.
Sri Lanka messed up in the run-chase, and as a result, they lost the 1st T20I by 38 runs. They placed some avoidable shots and brought their downfall. The hosts did a great job to restrict India for 164 runs, but the lack of experienced batters in the middle-order made them lose the game. It’s a do-or-die game for them and they must win this match to stay in this series.
India were professional right throughout the 1st T20I and their key players stood up to the occasion and performed well when it mattered the most. Suryakumar Yadav is showing that he can be a regular member of the Indian side for the long run. They are likely to seal the series with one game still left.
Sri Lanka vs India, 2nd T20I
Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Date & Time: July 27th, at 8:00 PM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
The surface is on the slower side and the spinners will play a major role in the middle overs to put breaks to the run-flow, and the varying pace makes quick bowlers more effective. It’s a 160-170 kind of a wicket and bowling first is a good option.
Probable Playing XIs for SL vs IND:
Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka / Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ashen Bandara, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Chakravarthy, Yuzvendra Chahal
Top Picks for SL vs IND Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batsmen
Avishka Fernando should blame himself for getting out after an excellent start he provided to his team. He is someone who knows his game well and just needs to bat through the innings. Fernando notched 26 runs in the 1st T20I, which comprised of 3 fours.
Shikhar Dhawan is making every opportunity count. With a lot of competition for the opening spot for the T20 World Cup, he had to deliver big innings in this series. He looked very well in the 1st T20I and scored 46 runs from 36 balls.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Chamika Karunaratne made a good debut in the 1st T20I by picking up his maiden T20I wicket, when he dismissed Shikhar Dhawan. He can be a good pick for your fantasy teams.
Hardik Pandya is still struggling in this tournament to find his timing with the bat. He managed to score only 10 runs from 12 balls in the 1st T20I and took a wicket in his 2 overs. He can be backed to do well in this match.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Dushmantha Chameera was straight away into the act in the 1st T20I when he dismissed Prithvi Shaw in the very first ball of the match with a peach of a delivery. He later got rid of Hardik Pandya as well.
India’s interim vice-captain, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the player of the match in the 1st T20I for his tremendous bowling performances, where he took 4 wickets by conceding 22 runs.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
Ishan Kishan is a hard-hitting batter. He scored 20* runs from 14 balls in the first T20I, which included one four and a six.
SL vs IND Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (This Series)||Dream11 Points|
|Shikhar Dhawan||46 runs||60|
|Avishka Fernando||26 runs||33|
|Ishan Kishan||20 runs||41|
|Dushmantha Chameera||2 wickets||57|
|Bhuvneshwar Kumar||4 wickets||122|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SL vs IND Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Ishan Kishan (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw (vc), Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Hardik Pandya, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dushmantha Chameera
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SL vs IND Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Sanju Samson, Minod Bhanuka, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Avishka Fernando (vc), Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy
SL vs IND Risky Captaincy Choices:
Minod Bhanuka is getting good starts, but is struggling to convert them into big ones. Considering this, he will be a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.
Sanju Samson hasn’t used his opportunity to the fullest in the T20Is. That being said, he is an effortless timer of the ball and you can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team captain.
Player you should avoid:
Akila Dananjaya went for plenty of runs in the 1st T20I. Considering this, it’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.