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India vs Sri Lanka: IND Playing 11 for SL, 2nd T20I. India takes on Sri Lanka in the second T20I in Pune on January 5. The Men in Blue won the first T20I by two runs and are leading the series 1-0. Sri Lanka needs to win the second T20I to keep the series alive.

The third T20I will be played in Rajkot on January 7. The three ODI games are scheduled to take place on January 10, 12, and 15 in Guwahati, Kolkata and Thiruvananthapuram. 

Both India and Sri Lanka have announced their squads for the IND vs SL 2023 series. Rohit Sharma leads India in ODIs while Hardik Pandya leads in the T20I series. Dasun Shanaka is the skipper of Sri Lanka in both the ODI and T20I series. 

Rohit Sharma-Dasun Shanaka
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India and Sri Lanka last faced each other in Asia Cup 2022. During the super 12 round, Sri Lanka gave a big blow to India by defeating them by 6 wickets in the match. As a result, India also failed to reach Asia Cup 2022 final. Later, Sri Lanka also won the final after defeating Pakistan in the final.

Vvs Laxman and Hardik Pandya
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Hardik Pandya was adamant about beating Sri Lanka in the first T20I and he stood firm on his words. He scored a crucial 29 with the bat and encouraged his players to deliver match-winning performances. 

India’s performance in the first T20I was almost clinical barring the performance of Sanju Samson. Despite getting an early life, he failed to make the most of his opportunity. Heading into the second T20I, India are likely to keep the same XI despite Sanju not scoring. They might change the XI after securing the series in Pune. 

India vs Sri Lanka: IND Playing 11 for SL, 2nd T20I

Shubman Gill 

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill (PC-Getty Images)

Gill scored seven on his T20I debut in Mumbai. He will open the batting in the second T20I in Pune. The opener had a memorable 2022 in ODIs and Tests scoring maiden hundreds in each format. 

Also Read: IND vs SL: 3 Reasons Why Sanju Samson Should Be Dropped From India’s Playing XI For The T20I Series

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Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.