Sri Lanka vs India 1st T20I was a thriller encounter to witness. With a strong bowling attack, Sri Lanka managed to restrict India to 164-5 in 20 overs. After Prithvi Shaw was gone for a duck, Shikhar Dhawan and Sanju Samson managed a 51-run partnership.
This was followed by another crucial 62-run stand between Dhawan and Suryakumar Yadav, with later smashing a half-century. However, the lower-order batsmen could not keep up the pace of scoring runs which affected the scoreboard.
Chasing 165 for victory, Sri Lanka opener Avishka Fernando and no.4 Charith Asalanka played brilliant knocks of 26 and 44 respectively. However, pacers Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar crushed the opposition batsmen with their 2 and 4 wickets respectively. Sri Lanka were eventually bowled out for 126, losing the match by 38 runs.
Now, the Shikhar Dhawan-led side and Dasun Shanaka and boys will lock horns in the 2nd T20I. Sri Lanka vs India 2nd T20I is set to be played at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka on July 27 (Tuesday). Here we talk about the Sri Lanka vs India 2nd T20I match predictions.
Sri Lanka vs India 2021, 2nd T20I- Prediction
India has a strong winning record against Sri Lanka in T20Is. Both the teams have collided against each other in 20 T20I matches. India has won 14 games while Sri Lanka has won just 5. There was 1 match that ended with no result. In the last 5 T20I games between India and Sri Lanka, the former has won 4 matches. There was 1 match that ended in with no result.
- Total Matches Played- 20
- India won- 14
- Sri Lanka won- 5
- Tie- 0
- No Result- 1
- India Win %- 73.68
- Sri Lanka Win %- 26.31
- Average First Innings Score- 157
- Average Second Innings Score- 138
Who will score the most runs- Suryakumar Yadav/Shikhar Dhawan
Who will take the most wickets- Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Yuzvendra Chahal
Who will score the most runs- Avishka Fernando/Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Who will take the most wickets- Dushmantha Chameera/ Chamika Karunaratne
Who Will Win the Match: Match Prediction
In Sri Lanka vs India 2nd T20I, the Indian team is a little strong against the Sri Lankan side. With the absence of their regular skipper Dimuth Karunaratne, Sri Lanka is already is short of one fine batsman.
Although the Indian squad consists of few youngsters and less-experienced players, they have a lot of IPL experienced due to which they are confident in the T20 format.
However, Sri Lanka showed great bowling against India in the 1st T20I. India’s lower-order batsmen are a weak spot and Sri Lanka has managed to crush them in the last two matches. Sri Lanka needs to execute a strong approach in batting to outplay the Indian side.