Hardik Pandya and Dasun Shanaka, IND vs SL, India vs Sri Lanka
Hardik Pandya and Dasun Shanaka (Credits: Twitter)

IND vs SL Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s India vs Sri Lanka Match? 2nd T20I. India and Sri Lanka are set to battle against each other in the 2nd T20I of the ongoing series. IND vs SL 2nd T20I takes place on January 5 (Thursday).

The venue of the match is MCA Stadium in Pune. Hardik Pandya is the captain of India in IND vs SL series while Dasun Shanaka is the captain of Sri Lanka. India leads the three-match series 1-0.

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Hardik Pandya
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India won the opening T20I clash by 2 runs. In the match, India batted first and posted 162-5 on the board. Ishan Kishan scored 37 runs at the start. Indian batter lost wickets cheaply in the middle to Sri Lankan spinners. Later, Deepak Hooda hit an unbeaten 41 while Axar Patel scored an unbeaten 31.

Deepak Hooda
Deepak Hooda. (Photo: BCCI)

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Later, Sri Lanka opener Kusal Mendis scored 28 runs. Later, skipper Dasun Shanaka scored 45 runs to take the game close. Chamika Karunaratne hit an unbeaten 23 off 16. When Sri Lanka needed 4 runs off the final ball, Karunanratne failed to clear the boundary.

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Chamika Karunaratne
Chamika Karunaratne (Image Credit: Twitter)

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IND vs SL Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s India vs Sri Lanka Match? 2nd T20I

IND vs SL Head-to-Head Records (T20I)

Stats Matches IND Won SL Won No Result
Overall 27 18 8 1
At MCA Stadium, Pune 2 1 1 0
In the last 5 matches 5 4 1 0
In India 15 12 2 1

Recent Venue Records (MCA Stadium, Pune) 

Stats- T20Is

Total matches- 3

Matches won batting first- 1

Matches won bowling first- 2

Average 1st Inns scores- 153

Average 2nd Inns scores- 128

Highest total recorded- 201/6 (20 Ov) by IND vs SL

Lowest total recorded- 101/10 (18.5 Ov) by IND vs SL

Highest score chased- 158/5 (17.5 Ov) by IND vs ENG

Lowest score defended- 201/6 (20 Ov) by IND vs SL

Toss Prediction for the IND vs SL Match

India vs Sri Lanka
India vs Sri Lanka (Image Credits: Twitter)

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The team winning the toss might opt to bowl first. Chasing is a preferred option for teams in T20Is. Sri Lanka won the toss in the last match and opted to bowl first. They might use the same strategy in the 2nd T20I as well. India’s batting did not go well batting first in the last game. Hence, they might also look to bowl first this time.

Predicted Scores For the IND vs SL Match

Team 1st Innings 2nd Innings
IND 160-180 160-180
SL 150-170 150-170
Players’ Form- India- Batting
Players Matches Runs Average
Deepak Hooda 1 41  _
Ishan Kishan 1 37 37.0
Axar Patel 1 31  _
Hardik Pandya 1 29 29.0
Shubman Gill 1 7 7.0
Suryakumar Yadav 1 7 7.0

Who will score the most runs for IND in the match: Deepak Hooda or Hardik Pandya

Players’ Form- India- Bowling

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal. Image Credits: BCCI

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Players Matches Wickets Average
Shivam Mavi 1 4 5.50
Umran Malik 1 2 13.50
Harshal Patel 1 2 20.50
Hardik Pandya 1 0  _
Yuzvendra Chahal 1 0  _
Axar Patel 1 0  _

Who will pick the most wickets for IND in the match: Umran Malik or Hardik Pandya

 

Players’ Form-Sri Lanka- Batting

Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis. PC- Getty
Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis. PC- Getty

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Players Matches Runs Average
Dasun Shanaka 1 45 45.0
Kusal Mendis 1 28 28.0
Chamika Karunaratne 1 23  _
Wanindu Hasaranga 1 21 21.0
Charith Asalanka 1 12 12.0
Bhanuka Rajapaksa 1 10 10.0

Who will score the most runs for SL in the match: Dasun Shanaka or Kusal Mendis

Players’ Form- Sri Lanka- Bowling

Maheesh Theekshana, IND vs SL
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Players Matches Wickets Average
Dhananjay de Silva 1 1 6.0
Wanindu Hasaranga 1 1 22.0
Chamika Karunaratne 1 1 22.0
Maheesh Theekshana 1 1 29.0
Dasun Madushanka 1 1 35.0
Kasun Rajitha 1 0  _

Who will pick the most wickets for SL in the match: Dhananjay de Silva or Wanindu Hasaranga

Betway backs India to win the 2nd T20I against Sri Lanka currently priced at 1.26 and 4.45 respectively.

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