SL vs IND 2nd T20I: Possible Playing 11 of Sri Lanka

Updated on: Jul 28, 2021 12:03 am IST

  • SL Playing 11: With an aim to level the series, Sri Lanka will be up against India in the second T20I here at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. The hosts are trailing 0-1 in the series thanks to some professional performance from the visitors in the first match. Sri Lanka would believe they had their moments but they failed to capitalize on them allowing India to win easily in the end. Improving the batting performance will certainly give them a better chance of winning this match. India leads Sri Lanka 14-5 in the head-to-head record in T20Is.

    Team News

    • Bhanuka Rajapaksa is likely to be unavailable due to finger injury. That means Ashen Bandara, who struggled in the last match, could be given another go.
    • Charith Asalanka is doubtful for the match having complained about his hamstring.

    SL Playing 11 (likely)

    Avishka Fernando
    Minod Bhanuka (wk)
    Dhananjaya de Silva
    Charith Asalanka
    Ashen Bandara
    Dasun Shanaka (C)
    Wanindu Hasaranga
    Chamika Karunaratne
    Isuru Udana
    Akila Dananjaya
    Dushmantha Chameera

    SL batters need to put runs on the board for their bowlers. Avishka Fernando looked good in the last match as SL got off to a bright start. But the lack of runs in the middle order put them behind. Charith Asalanka has been in superb form and seems to be the only batsman who could take on India’s spinners at the moment. Bowlers have looked impressive with Chameera and Hasaranga leading the way in the last match. They will have a tough task in hand in restricting India’s IPL superstars.

    READ: Hardik Pandya gifts Chamika Karunaratne a spare bat

    Sri Lanka Squad

    Dasun Shanaka (C), Dhananjaya de Silva (VC), Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ashen Bandara, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Lahiru Udara, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dananjaya, Shiran Fernando, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Praveen Jayawickrama, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana.

    Where to Watch SL vs IND Live 2nd T20I

    You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the Sri Lanka vs India 2nd T20I match on Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv. The match will be played on 28 July and will start at 8:00 PM (IST).

    READ: SL vs IND: 1st T20I Players Ratings for Indian Cricket Team

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