After a dominant performance in the first ODI in Guwahati, a confident India would look to seal the series in the 2nd match at the iconic Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. Virat Kohli slammed his 45th ODI ton in the first match and the openers in Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill too looked in fine touch.
Sri Lanka will need to bolster their bowling if they want to stay afloat in the series.
Ahead of the series, Indian captain Rohit Sharma had said that he was not looking to chop and change a lot and hence, the hosts should go in with an unchanged playing XI.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, would be forced to replace Dilshan Madushanka with Lahiru Kumara if the left-arm seamer is not fit enough to take part.
India vs Sri Lanka Match Predicted XI
India Predicted XI
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Umran Malik
Sri Lanka Predicted XI
Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dunith Wellalage, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara
India vs Sri Lanka Match Details
Match: India vs Sri Lanka, ODI 2
Date & Time: January 12, 1:30 PM
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Hotstar app
India vs Sri Lanka Fantasy Team
Captain – Shreyas Iyer
Vice-Captain – Pathum Nissanka
Wicketkeeper – KL Rahul
Batters – Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka
All-rounders – Axar Patel, Dhananjaya de Silva
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka
India vs Sri Lanka Kolkata Weather and Pitch Report
The pitch at the Eden Gardens Stadium last hosted an ODI 5 years ago. It was a low-scoring affair and the conditions could well be the same where the spinners could enjoy themselves. There is no forecast of any rain, but haze could be factor. The captain winning the toss could well elect to bowl first considering the dew that is expected to hamper the side bowling second.
India vs Sri Lanka Match Prediction
It is a World Cup year and for India, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have started in sublime manner. Siraj and Umran have been impressive with the ball, while Shreyas Iyer gives a great balance to the middle order. Sri Lanka need their bowlers to strike early and their top order to give them runs. On account of the first ODI, India are favourites to win this match and seal the series.