Sri Lanka vs India 2021, 2nd T20I- Sri Lanka’s Predicted XI

Sri Lanka Team
Sri Lanka Team (Image Credit: Twitter)

India and Sri Lanka are set to lock horns in the 2nd T20I of the ongoing bilateral series. Indian squad led by Shikhar Dhawan is currently on the Sri Lanka tour. India has already clinched victory in the ODI series 2-1. Sri Lanka vs India 2nd T20I match will be played at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. India defeated Sir Lanka in the 1st T20I match by 38 runs.

After opting to bowl first, Sri Lanka restricted India to 164/5 in 20 overs. For India, Shikhar Dhawan (46), Sanju Samson (27), and Suryakumar Yadav (50) played brilliant knocks. However, when these three batsmen lost their wickets till the 15th over, the lower-order batsmen could not manage to give an outstanding finish in the death overs.

Later, Sri Lanka made quite a decent start to the chase, reaching 82-3 in 12 overs. However, they later lost wickets in quick succession against a strong pace attack by Indian pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar. Sri Lanka were eventually bowled out for 126, losing the match by 36 runs.

India Team, Sri Lanka vs India 2021
India Team (Image Credit: Twitter)

Now, Sri Lanka might shuffle their playing XI for the 2nd game after the defeat, something which they also undertook after the initial loss in the ODI series. Here we take a look at Sri Lanka’s predicted XI in Sri Lanka vs India 2nd T20I match.

Sri Lanka vs India 2021, 2nd T20I- Sri Lanka’s Predicted XI


Avishka Fernando

Avishka Fernando, Sri Lanka vs India 2021
Avishka Fernando (Image Credit: Twitter)

Avishka Fernando has been the most impressive batsman for Sri Lanka during India’s tour of Sri Lanka. The right-handed batsman smashed 2 half-centuries in the ODI series, and also scored 26 runs in the 1st T20I. Sri Lanka is most likely to retain Fernando as the opener in Sri Lanka vs India 2nd T20I as well.

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