IND Vs SL Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: After a dejecting truncated series opener, both sides look to finally get the series underway today.
The much awaited first T20 of T20 ended up being abandoned without a ball being sent down with incessant rainfall and a wet pitch leaving play redundant on the day. However, with clear skies in store for the second T20 between India and Sri Lanka, we are set to revelled in an intriguing brand of cricket when the two behemoth Asian sides step out to the middle come today.
This promises to be an intoxicating brew, a tie which is set to engage us in an enthralling brand of cricket as the two sides look to leave no stone unturned. With this being reduced to a two mach series only, a win for either side would be pristine today, seeing them take an unassailable lead in the series.
And with India having dominated Sri Lanka traditionally not only across T20s but all formats of the game, this will be an outing which the home side will make a foray in as overwhelming favourites. The home side are coming into this one having decimated all of South Africa, Bangladesh and West Indies while Sri Lanka were ripped apart by Australia, a set of events which sets the tone for the forthcoming series opener.
Sri Lanka have managed to defeat India only one time in the previous 9 nine encounters these two sides have stepped out and we envisage India keeping that sparkling record intact today. On this wicket, the side’s batting unit will serve them judiciously to see the side take a 1-0 lead in the series.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A completely batting conducive batting track, this is a hard and brown surface completely devoid of anything in it for the bowlers. The team winning the toss will be looking to step out and bat first on this track and pile on an extremely challenging target for their opponents.
Probable Playing 11
Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah
Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera (WK), Oshada Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga (C), Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara
Three Match T20 Series
Match: India Vs Sri Lanka Second T20
Date And Time: 7th January, Tuesday- 7:30pm IST
Venue: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Telecast: Star Sports 1, Hindu, Select HD 1/HD, JioTV
- Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
- Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga
Top 4 Batting Order
- Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer
- Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Oshada Fernando
- Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant
- Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera
Death Overs Bowlers
- Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
- Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara
IND Vs SL Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Rishabh has been massively berated and smeared for his laggard displays across 2019 but the wicket-keeper did manage to come up with a couple of good innings against West Indies. And we envision him emulating the same against a dreary Sri Lankan bowling unit, one which was repeatedly cleaned apart for over 200 runs by Australia.
The one pick will be coming into our slot from Sri Lanka as well with us venturing in with Kusal Perera for the encounter. He’s scored 177 runs against India and on conditions akin to hs country, he should come up with a stellar display today as well.
IND Vs SL Dream11 Batsmen
While the 70 runs in 29 balls he got against West Indies in the final T20 encounter were always going to be enough to see us get in the Indian captain, his sublime record against Sri Lanka makes him a firm contender as our first pick. He’s scored 283 runs in 5 T20 encounters against the opposition, runs which emote to how easy he’s found it to score against the side.
Elsewhere, KL Rahul has 189 runs in 6 matches against Sri Lanka to see us pick him up as well for the day along with Shreyas Iyer whose been in solid touch off late. Dhawan will be playing his first match since injury today for the side to see us leave him out for this one with the player being way too inconsistent in 2019. Because of Shreyas Iyer batting into the lower order, we have to go for Avishka Fernando if Sri Lanka Bats First.
IND Vs SL Dream11 All-Rounders
Ravindra Jadeja wasn’t in India’s playing 11 in the previous affair and we don’t see him being included for this one as well. It’s evident that the hosts are looking to use this outing as a means to give some lesser played players matches which sees us go in for Washington Sundar.
With Jadeja out, he’ll be handed over an elevated role with the ball and with him capable off coming up with quick runs in the lower middle-order, he becomes good value for the day. Meanwhile, we have a partnership being brought in from Sri Lanka, one which begins with Isuru Udana.
He came up some tenacious in South Africa with both the bat and ball for his side to see us rope him in for the day along with Dhananjaya de Silva.
IND Vs SL Dream11 Bowling Order
Jasprit Bumrah has finally recovered from his injury to come back and spearhead India’s pace attack. And he immediately comes into today’s upcoming encounter with the quick being capable of sending down pinch perfect yorkers in the death overs and picking up wickets at regular intervals.
Kuldeep Yadav got two wickets in the final T20 against West Indies to see us make the wrist spinner our second pick from the Indian side. Navdeep Saini was considered as well by us for this one but he was a tad expensive against West Indies on a track which won’t favour which massively, his lack of versatility could go against him here.
Elsewhere, with just 8 credits in our hand, we had to let go of Lahiru Kumara with us going in with Kasun Rajitha. He’s capable of snaring wickets as he entices batsmen to go for the big shots and makes them hole out the ball at the boundary injury.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Captain : Kohli
Vice Captain : Bumrah ( If India Bowls First )/ KL Rahul ( If India Bats first)
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.