Match: India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I
Date: 27th February 2022
Time: 07:00 PM IST
Venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
India is on a 2-0 lead in the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka. In the first match, India hammered Sri Lanka by 62 runs and the second game witnessed Lankan defeat again by 7 wickets. Team India is now targeting another whitewash after a clean sweep victory against West Indies. Last year, both teams collided against each other when Sri Lanka defeated India by 2-1. However, this time, Rohit & Co. own advantage on the home soil in the ongoing series.
The young potency and energy in the Indian team were genuinely displayed in the last two T20I matches. As sharks observed from outside the field, India delivered some true dominion of their passion and faith in cricket. Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson and Ravindra Jadeja were indeed the guardians for the team in the last match.
With a twisting start of the inning, the pace was set tall by Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson along with a clean finish by Ravindra Jadeja. If India wins the last match of the T20I series, Rohit Sharma will break his own record of winning most T20Is on home soil.
The Lankan team continued a good run form because of Pathun Nissanaka and Dasun Shanaka. While other batters failed to raise their banner, India bowlers were surprised by the healing score of 75 runs by Nissanka, which gave a slight edge on the field.
Lahiru Kumara strained the Indian team on the bowler side as Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan bid farewell to the field in the first five overs. However, fans are now expecting better performance by the bowlers and not offering accessible opportunities to the Indian team to sway hits.
Pitch Report & Conditions
The temperature of Dharamsala, India, is 12° Celsius during the day and 5° Celsius at night. The pitch of Dharamsala's HPCA Stadium provides many opportunities to run. The ball travels quicker since the stadium is located at a high altitude. The side batting second will benefit from the dew advantage.
Probable Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (c), Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Hooda, Venkatesh Iyer, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Pathum Nissanka, Kamil Mishara, Charith Asalanka, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Janith Liyanage, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Kumara
Players worth choosing in your MyTeam11 fantasy team:
Rohit Sharma is indeed the most popular skipper right now on record for most T20I wins at home. Preferring him to your team will work to your advantage. He is unstoppable once he gets in the flow of the field.
Not just on the bowling front, but Jadeja proved to be a wise finisher in the inning in the last match. He is an outstanding performer in the series who can increase your basket's fantasy points.
His stability and headstrong performance were impeccable in the last two matches as he proved that all it needs is just a spark and the right strategy to perform. His energy made many heads turn on the field.
Even though Lankans' performance was sloppy in the series, Shanaka has a solid and powerful spirit of putting a respectable score. Moreover, his experience and understanding of the game make him stand out for his team.
In times of desperation, he outshined on the scoreboard. Even with a late comeback performance, he gave a hard time to the skilled Indian bowlers. Picking him in your team will work to your advantage,
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