SL vs IND, 2nd ODI Live Cricket Score Streaming, Ball By Ball Highlights 24th August 2017 :- The much awaited and anticipated match between India and Sri Lanka is all set to take place today which is resulted in the hosts being clean swept and this one is the Test series and most crucial match of the series.
In the first ODI as Virat Kohli’s side made a record victory in Dambulla, chasing down 217 with more than 20 overs to standby. The stage now shifts to Pallekele, the same venue where India already won its first overseas Test whitewash, for the second and the third ODIs, and going by consecutively the series has progressed and going.
IND Vs SL, Live Score 2nd ODI Match Highlights Result
Now the country is literally all set to witness seems like another huge Indian victory and it can be considered as the fair prediction. It wasn’t that Sri Lanka did not show any fight and in their first ODI the match performances were being witnessed.
Anyway, the players somehow failed to capitalize on a good start and threw their wickets which caused much anger among the fans which result in showing the protesting and shouting slogans against the team post the Cricket game was done.
Now at 139 for 1, Sri Lanka had reached a solid position before crashing to 216 all out. 4 players out of the top 5 have managed to cross 30 but only Niroshan Dickwella deal with a half-century while the rest failed to convert their promising starts. Their bowling was for the match for India’s batting might because the spectators’ raced to the target, registering a nine wicket victory.
Shikhar Dhawan, who scored an unbeaten 132, summed it up declares as the best player of the Indian team and the team Sri Lanka is a young goes via a midway or the transition phase.
On the other hand, this phase has been going and depicting since longer period and performances of the players are anyway helping the team and country to maintain and managed its position in the World Cricket Board.
“For me, if we were left alone and you could work with this group of players, you could get some stability and consistency over a period of six months”, stated by the interim head coach Nic Pothas, but he also emphasized the fact that the selectors need to show some patience.
Batting, fielding, catching, bowling – nothing has gone right this time for the team Sri Lankans and the team is having bad performances these days which reflects in the series reportedly, with some key players are going through injuries which further reducing resources of the team.
The hosts Sri Lanka has been failed to help and the fact is being visible that the player Lasith Malinga, their pace spearhead over the years, which over shadow his real and former self.
The team is this time failed to see in the everlasting actions and the team is showing the same since its ODI action since of the November 2015, Malinga returned to the squad now for the ICC Champions Trophy.
In the nine games which are going on since June 2017, Malinga has picked up seven wickets and it also goes very close to six an over with a bowling average of 61.71.
The 33-year-old might be on borrowed time which will be justifying his place in the team; Sri Lanka might have to look and appeared with its different style.
In the meantime, everything has been rosy in the Indian camp and this is display at the Sri Lanka. One controlled performance after another, contributions coming to display in the coming corners of the match which emphasis on fitness and a proposed rotation policy to keep everybody on their toes, this one is also considered as the happiest moment for the team.
From past few days, the team Sri Lanka displays its towering performance from their last game in the series of time. The quick bowlers make a mistake on either side which showcased in the wicket so it was very hard to hit the right lengths, thus contribution marks the crucial and major share of the 10 wides that were bowled in the first ODI.
The bowling coach Bharat Arun stressed the importance of measuring the conditions beforehand and become accustomed to it. Whether the practice sessions leading up to the game and it seems like quite the idea remains to be seen.
The other instantaneous issue stated that the India needs to address is the running which displays between the wickets. Rohit Sharma did not appear too supple in the first game so this one is involving in the few mix-ups with Dhawan.
These apart, India already covered all bases which will be head-to-head display in the game with their confidence post meter running in left-over.
When: Sri Lanka vs India, 2nd ODI – Thursday, August 24 at 2:30 PM Local Time
Where: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
What to expect: Totals in excess of 300 this is the limited in Pallekele, only three in 18 completed matches here, and needleless this pitch offers a good balance between bat and ball.
The last time India played at this venue in August 2012 and the team defended a total of 294.
This is anticipated that it would be cloudy for the entire period of the game with a high of 30 degree Celsius.
Thisara Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, and Wanidu Hasaranga failed to impress in the last game but still, they are supposed to be in the likely to play eleven for the second ODI.
But still, Milinda Siriwardana, Malinda Pushpakumara, and Dushmantha Chameera can be replacing them which will be clear in the today’s match.
If not the nature of the wicket forces a change in combination in the late injury, the visitors are likely to stick to the same eleven which reflected in the last match Dambulla.
Probable XI (India):
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kedar Jadhav.
Probable XI (Sri Lanka):
Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga (c), Malinda Pushpakumara, Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Malinga, Vishwa Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedara and Milinda Siriwardana.
Match Prediction: India will be win.