Sri Lanka Tour of India 2023: India vs Sri Lanka – 2nd ODI Preview and Updates

The Indians will be looking to win a series when they face the Sri Lankans in the second ODI of the three-match series at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The hosts put on an excellent performance in the last game, winning by 67 runs. The Indians put on a fantastic batting display, destroying the Lankan bowling. With this victory, the team will be confident and will look to carry the momentum into the next game.

The Indians have a strong home record against Sri Lanka. They have won nine of the last ten home games between the two teams and will look to extend that streak. Sri Lankans have been poor tourists, winning only once in the last 24 months. It will be interesting to see if the visitors can surprise everyone and tie the series.

The 2nd ODI between India vs Sri Lanka will take place on January 12th, 2023 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

Match Details to Note

Match: India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Sri Lanka Tour of India 2023

Date: January 12, 2023 (Thursday)

Time: 1:30 PM IST

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

India vs Sri Lanka

India vs Sri Lanka

India (Match Odds – 1.22):


Rohit Sharma will be pleased with his team’s performance. The team put on a clinical performance in the last game. Their top order lived up to the hype, and the bowlers kept the Sri Lankans out of the game. Their opponents aren’t in great shape, and Sharma and his team will look to take advantage of that.

In the previous game, Rohit and Shubman Gill provided an electrifying start, and these players would like to replicate that performance. Kohli will be confident after his century in the previous game, and he joins Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul in the middle order. Hardik Pandya and Axar Patel round out the team’s batting lineup.

In recent months, India’s bowling has been a source of concern, and the team will look to Mohammad Shami and Mohammad Siraj to provide a strong start. Umran Malik’s confidence is growing, and he needs to bowl well in the middle overs with Pandya. Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal will benefit from these conditions and should take full advantage of them.

Full Squad:

Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Ishan Kishan (WK), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah

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Players to watch out for:

Virat Kohli

The former captain now has 45 ODI centuries and 73 international hundreds. In both of his last two games in this format, he has hit exactly 113.

Rohit Sharma

The skipper returned to international cricket on Tuesday, scoring 83 runs. In this match, he will be attempting his third consecutive ODI half-century.

Mohammed Siraj

The right-arm pace bowler took two wickets in Sri Lanka’s first six overs. In 14 of his 17 ODIs, he has taken at least one wicket.

Possible Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Umran Malik, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Sri Lanka (Match Odds – 4.30):


Dasun Shanaka hit a captain’s knock in the previous game. However, it was insufficient because the bowlers were unable to stop the Indian onslaught with the bat. The team has been inconsistent over the last 12 months, and Shanaka will need to lead from the front and instil confidence in the team if they are to level the series.

Pathum Nissanka is in good shape, but he will need the help of his opening partner Avishka Fernando. Kusal Mendis is the team’s most experienced batsman, and he must perform well in the middle order alongside Charith Asalanka and Dhananjaya de Silva. Shanaka is a world-class finisher who will look to add quick runs with Wanindu Hasaranga and Chamika Karunaratne.

The bowlers must recover from their nightmare performance in the previous game. Kasun Rajitha and Dilshan Madushanka must bowl tight spells with the new ball to prevent India’s top order from dominating the game. Hasaranga will relish these conditions and must bowl well in the middle overs alongside Karunaratne and Dunith Wellalage. Shanaka and de Silva bolster the team’s bowling attack.

Full Squad:

Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga (vc), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Mendis (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Ashen Bandara, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, Dunith Wellalage, Pramod Madushan, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Thushara

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Players to watch out for:

Pathum Nissanka

The right-handed opener hit 11 fours against India’s bowling attack on Tuesday, giving him six fifty-plus scores in 21 ODIs.

Dasun Shanaka

With his second ODI century against India in Guwahati, the 31-year-old skipper maintained his excellent form. On this tour, he has 232 runs in four innings.

Chamika Karunaratne

The bowling all-rounder has demonstrated the ability to generate good pace in the IT20s and the first ODI. He’ll enjoy bowling on this Kolkata wicket.

Possible Playing XI:

Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka

India vs Sri Lanka Top Team Batsmen

With the bat, we support Rohit Shama, Virat Kohli, and Shubman Gill for India. Sharma hit 12 boundaries in the first ODI and shares the best odds with Kohli for this game. Gill has a 58.23 ODI average after 16 innings.

Our batting options for Sri Lanka are Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, and Dasun Shanaka. Mendis and Nissanka are the joint favourites to score the most runs, and both have half-centuries against India on this tour. Shanaka hit 15 boundaries in the first ODI against India in Guwahati.

India vs Sri Lanka Top Team Bowlers

Our bowling selections for India are Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, and Umran Malik. Shami has extensive experience in all formats, having taken 153 wickets in ODIs. Malik took 3-57 in the series opener and has 10 wickets in four games for Sri Lanka on their tour.

Sri Lanka’s bowling options are Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, and Wanindu Hasaranga. Rajitha gave up 88 runs in Guwahati but took three crucial wickets. Hasaranga’s figures in the first match were 0-67, but he is a top performer, and we expect him to show his class again in this match.

India vs Sri Lanka Head to Head

With a convincing win over Sri Lanka on Tuesday, India maintained their strong form. Sri Lanka has not won consecutive One-Day Internationals against India since 2010.

India vs Sri Lanka Head to Head Stats in ODIs

Matches Played IND Won SL Won Tie NR
Overall 163 94 57 1 11
Last 5 5 4 1 0 0

India vs Sri Lanka Toss Prediction

We anticipate dew in the evening, making bowling difficult when the ball becomes wet. It’s a good surface, and we’ve seen big run chases here before. The team that wins the toss will try to bowl first and avoid bowling with a wet ball.

India vs Sri Lanka Pitch Report

Eden Gardens in Kolkata has deep boundaries and a flat surface, which helps to level the playing field between bat and ball. The flat wicket allows batsmen to play on the up. Fast bowlers have had success in the past, and spinners enjoy bowling here as the deep boundaries provide extra protection.

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On January 12, Kolkata will have clear skies. The bowlers will receive some assistance in the early overs. However, we anticipate that the wicket will be flat and good for batting, allowing batsmen to play their strokes. The team batting first would like to score 350 runs.

India vs Sri Lanka Prediction

Sri Lankans must do something extraordinary here. The inconsistency with the bat at the top has harmed the team, and they must recover. In this game, their bowlers will need to bowl better lines. The Indians have momentum on their side and a strong batting lineup. It will propel them to the top of the standings in this game. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

India is the favourite to beat Sri Lanka at the odds of 1.22.

India vs Sri Lanka Most Recommended Player for Bet:

In the first game, Mohammed Siraj took 2-30 and bowled a maiden, and he is well worth backing as India’s top wicket taker in the second ODI.

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