India Vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20
Question in detail
India Vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20, match preview: Lanka moves to Indore for the second T20 and again as the underdogs striving to find form and gain momentum that don't come overnight. A winning start to the series must have given India a boost to add to Lanka's misery. Although the majority of spectators will be taking the series as a one-sided affair from here on now, what will keep the thrill up in the second game is Lanka's quest to fight back. Can they? When figuring out their last performance, a win for them resides outstation. Yes, it does until something magical happens. With problems aplenty, another series defeat looms large around the visitors.
Lanka will be disappointed the way they played in the first T20. Their pacers did get the early advantage winning the toss in Cuttack, but couldn't quite hold on the momentum. A fifty from KL Rahul wasn't enough to post a competitive total, but Pandey and Dhoni's late strike made it so. Although competitive, 180 is not a target to scare off in contests where dew plays its part more than bowlers. What went wrong with Lanka was again an unpromising batting display.
They were never in the chase. Things went bad to worse with each wicket falling and credit to Yuzvendra Chahal the way he bowled. Each of his four overs produced him a wicket, thus breaking Lanka's backbone. Chahal and Kuldeep's jugglery in middle made it a one-sided affair. The spin duo shared a combined figure of 6 wickets conceding just 41 runs in 8 overs. Pandya, too, tried his hands at ball and pocketed 3 wickets to wrap the opponents. After a massive 93-run win, the hosts will be eyeing an early wrap-up to the series in India Vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20 at Holkar Cricket Stadium.
As it's a series to test India's best strength, a few changes can be seen in India's probable XI for the second T20 against Lanka. Those in focus will be Deepak Hooda and Mohammed Siraj. Hooda can replace Dinesh Kartik and Siraj can be seen as Unadkat's replacement. Not much is expected to change in the batting line-up. India's probable XI for second T20 against Lanka: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.
Will India get an unassailable lead or will Lanka fight back to level the score in the second T20?