- Opener Avishka Fernando was one of two half-centurions for Sri Lanka in the second ODI. He also made 33 in the opening ODI and is a good bet for Sri Lanka’s leading run scorer in this clash. Wanindu Hasaranga bowled economically in the first ODI and took 3-37 including both Indian openers. The spinner is a smart choice for Sri Lanka’s top wicket taker in this match.
- India’s captain Shikhar Dhawan only made 29 in Tuesday’s game but hit 86* in the opening game and is a class player. He is a reliable option for India’s top run scorer in this game. With the ball, Yuzvendra Chahal has 5 wickets in the series so far and is well worth backing as India’s leading wicket taker in this clash.
- With the gloves, Sri Lanka’s Minod Bhanuka took a catch and made 36 to back up his 27 in the opening ODI. Ishan Kishan took a catch, ran out a batsman but only made 1 with the bat. We are going with Minod Bhanuka as the leading wicket-keeper in this game.
Date-Jul 23, 2021
Time –15:00 IST / 9:30 GMT
Venue –R. Premadasa Stadium – Colombo, Sri Lanka
SL vs IND Match Toss Prediction
As with the opening ODI, Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat first. Although they may want to stick to this plan they must be tempted to insert India after causing them problems with the ball on Tuesday.
SL vs IND Pitch Report
Once again it was the spin bowlers who delivered the best bowling figures in the second ODI. 300 should be the par score in an ODI on this wicket.
Highs of 28 degrees but feeling very muggy with a large threat of thunderstorms over Colombo during the game.
Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11
Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan
India Predicted Playing 11
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan (wk), Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav
- Shikhar Dhawan(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Dasun Shanaka, Prithvi Shaw, Avishka Fernando
- All Rounder:Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva
- Wicket Keeper:Minod Bhanuka
- Bowler:Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal (vc), Deepak Chahar