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| On Mar 8, 2022 3:19 PM IST

IND vs SL: Possible Sri Lanka Playing 11 for 2nd Test, Players Stats for Today’s Dream11 Team Prediction


SL Playing 11: The second and final Test match between India and Sri Lanka will be played in Bengaluru from March 12. Led by Dimuth Karunaratne, Sri Lanka suffered a massive 222 runs and an innings defeat in the first test at Mohali and need to win the Bengaluru test to avoid the series defeat as well as complete tour whitewash. The visitors earlier suffered a 3-0 clean sweep in the T20 series and will be aiming to end the tour on a high.

It was a one-sided affair in Mohali as India turned out to be too good for the visitors and finished the test in just three days. The defeat also saw Sri Lanka slip down to the third spot in the WTC points table, with a PCT of 66.66 – two wins and a defeat. Interestingly, Sri Lanka has never won a Test match in India in the past and it has to be seen if they manage to break the jinx when both teams meet at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.


Team News

  • Lahiru Kumara is doubtful for the Bengaluru Test after suffering a hamstring injury
  • He might make way for Dushmantha Chameera if not match fit

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SL Playing 11 (likely)

  • Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Kumara will open the innings again
  • Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, and Angelo Mathews will form the middle order
  • Suranga Lakmal, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Embuldeniya will handle the attack

Dimuth Karunaratne (c)
Lahiru Thirimanne
Pathum Nissanka
Charith Asalanka
Angelo Mathews
Dhananjaya de Silva
Niroshan Dickwella (wk)
Suranga Lakmal
Vishwa Fernando
Lasith Embuldeniya
Lahiru Kumara/Dushmantha Chameera


Sri Lanka Squad

Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Suranga Lakmal, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lahiru Kumara, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dinesh Chandimal, Chamika Karunaratne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Dushmantha Chameera

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India vs Sri Lanka Dream11 captain, vice captain picks from IND

Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne has scored 55, 48, 230, 184 244 runs respectively in his last 5 Tests. He failed to score big in Mohali Test but is an ideal pick for captain/vice-captain from the Sri Lankan side. He slammed 4 centuries and 3 half-centuries in 7 test matches played last year and is expected to come good at Bengaluru.

Matches Runs Scored 50/100
75 5509 27/13


Dimuth Karunaratne in the last five appearances

  • 55 vs India in Mohali
  • 48 vs Windies in Galle
  • 230 vs Windies in Galle
  • 184 vs Bangladesh in Pallekele
  • 244 vs Bangladesh in Pallekele

Pathum Nissanka scored a half-century in the 1st innings of the Mohali Test and is the top run-scorer for Sri Lanka so far. He was in good touch with the bat in the white-ball series also and finished as the second most run-scorer for the visitors.

Matches Runs Scored 50/100
07 494 05/01


Pathum Nissanka in the last five appearances

  • 67 vs India in Mohali
  • 139 vs Windies in Galle
  • 59 vs Windies in Galle
  • 54 vs Bangladesh in Pallekele
  • 12 vs Bangladesh in Pallekele


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