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

India vs Sri Lanka Prediction- Who Will Win Today IND vs SL Match? 2nd T20I. India takes on Sri Lanka in the second T20I in Pune on January 5. India won the first T20I by two runs and is leading the three-match series 1-0. The third T20I will be played in Rajkot (January 7). Both teams play a three-match ODI series after the ODIs. The three ODI games are scheduled to take place on January 10, 12, and 15 in Guwahati, Kolkata, and Thiruvananthapuram respectively.

Both teams have announced their squads for the series. Rohit Sharma is the captain of India in the ODI series. Hardik Pandya is the skipper of India in the T20I series. For Sri Lanka, Dasun Shanaka is the captain of the team in both the ODI and T20I series.

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India vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2022
India vs Sri Lanka. Image Credits: BCCI

India and Sri Lanka last played in the Asia Cup 2022. The Lankans defeated India in the Super 4 stage to knock them out of the competition. Eventually, they went on to win the tournament last year. Sri Lanka toured India in 2022 as well for a three-match T20I series and two-match Test series. India whitewashed their opponents in both formats. 

India have started the series on a winning note and took the first step towards avenging the Asia Cup defeat. It was a complete team performance with the lesser-known players chipping in for the victory.

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Shivam Mavi
Shivam Mavi. Pic Credits: Twitter.

Deepak Hooda (41*) and Axar Patel (31*) added 68 together to take the Indian score past 160. The side was 94/5 in the 15th over at one point. Shivam Mavi then on his debut picked 4/22 to help India win the game. The pacer became the third Indian bowler to take four wickets on his T20I debut. Axar Patel after scoring 31 with the bat defended 13 off the final over. 

India vs Sri Lanka, IND vs SL,
India vs Sri Lanka (Credits: Twitter)

Sri Lanka lost wickets at regular intervals in the chase. It was skipper Dasun Shanaka who stepped up once again as he scored 45 off 27 balls to take his side close to a win. His dismissal in the 17th over, turned the game in India’s favour. Sri Lanka must win the second T20I to keep the series alive. 

India vs Sri Lanka Head To Head In T20Is

Matches Played India Won Sri Lanka Won
27 18 8

Recent Venue Records (MCA Stadium, Pune)

MCA Cricket Stadium in Pune
MCA Cricket Stadium in Pune (Image Credit: Twitter)

STATS – T20

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

Who Will Score Most Runs For India: Ishan Kishan / Suryakumar Yadav 

Who Will Take Most Wickets For India: Yuzvendra Chahal / Arshdeep Singh

Who Will Score Most Runs For Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka / Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Who Will Pick Most Wickets For Sri Lanka: Wanindu Hasaranga / Maheesh Theekshana

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

Sri Lanka have beaten India just twice in T20Is in India. Against this Hardik Pandya side, they have a tough job in the second T20I as well. India to win the game and seal the series.

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