Dasun Shanaka and Shikhar Dhawan 1
Dasun Shanaka and Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credit: Twitter)

India made a dominating start to the T20I series against Sri Lanka, winning the first encounter by 38 runs. Now, both the teams will take on each other in the 2nd T20I. Sri Lanka vs India 2nd T20I game will take place on July 27 (Tuesday) at R. Premadasa Stadium. The match will begin at 8 PM in Sri Lanka and India.

Ahead of the 1st T20I, India also outplayed Sri Lanka in the ODI series. The Shikhar Dhawan-led side won the ODI series 2-1 after defeating the home team in the 1st and 2nd ODI. Sri Lanka managed to bag a victory in the 3rd ODI. All three games were won by the team batting first.

In the 1st T20I, Sri Lanka failed to chase the 265-run target set by India. Sri Lanka made a good start in the first half of the 2nd innings but lost all of their batsmen against a strong pace attack by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar, who picked 6 wickets in total.

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

Now, Sri Lanka will arrive in the 2nd T20I with a do-or-die scenario, as losing the 2nd T20I will cost a series of defeats to the home team. On the other hand, India will aim to bag victory in the match so as to grab the series in their favor. Here we talk about the pitch report and weather forecast details of Sri Lanka vs India 2nd T20I.

Sri Lanka vs India 2021, 2nd T20I- Weather Forecast

Sri Lanka vs India 2nd T20I is scheduled to be played at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Tuesday (July 27, 2021). The match will start at 8 PM (IST and local time). The toss will be held at 7:30 PM.

According to the weather forecast for Colombo city of Sri Lanka, the temperature will be between 30ºC to 25ºC on July 27 (Tuesday). The weather will be mostly cloudy and there are 70% chances of rains during the night. The humidity during the daytime will be 81% and increase to 89% during the night.

Weather Forecast at Colombo on July 27, 2021
Weather Forecast at Colombo on July 27, 2021 (Image Credit: Twitter)

Sri Lanka vs India 2021, 2nd T20I- Pitch Report

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

Sri Lanka vs India 2nd T20I will be held at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The cricket stadium has hosted 37 T20I games so far. The team batting first has bagged victories 18 times while the team batting second has also won 18 times. One game at the stadium ended with no result.

The average 1st innings score at R. Premadasa Stadium in T20Is is 157. The average 2nd innings score is 138. Hence it is not a high-scoring ground, which was also visible in the 1st T20I and the recent ODI series. There are only 3 occasions when teams batting first put up 200+ runs on the scoreboard.

Average first innings score in T20Is (in last five games, including successful defending): 154.8 (2 wins).

Average second innings score in T20Is (in last five games, including successful chasing): 142 (3 wins).