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India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I Match Analysis

As we all know that this game is going to be super awesome in terms of winning, Both the teams are super talented and played well in previous matches.

Let’s check more information about the exciting match which is going to happen on 5th of January this year, 2023.


Match Details

India vs Sri Lanka

Time – Start at 07:00 PM (IST)

Date – 5 January 2023, Thursday 

Venue – Maharashtra Cricket Association, Pune

Series – Sri Lanka tour of India, 2023

Pitch Report and Details

     The black soil on the pitches of MCA Stadium is thought to help spin bowling. Although initially thought to be batting-friendly, the wickets at MCA Stadium can support good spin bowling. According to past international and IPL results, the chasing team enjoys an advantage on the wickets at Pune's MCA Stadium.

Pitch Behaviour

     Batting favour


     On January 5 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association, Pune, India will face Sri Lanka in the 2nd T20I match of the Sri Lanka tour of India, 2023 on Thursday. The match begins at 07:00 PM IST.

     Axar Patel (31) and Deepak Hooda (41) came into the game late and had an unbroken 68-run stand for the fifth wicket to lead India to 162 for 5 in 20 overs after being put into bat. Later, India restricted Sri Lanka to 160 All Out in 20 overs thanks to the bowling brilliance of debutant bowler Shivam Mavi (4 for 22).

     When the play moves to Pune, the hosts will try to establish an unstoppable lead, while the visitors will try to tie the series and force a decisive game. 

     The two teams will square off at the MCA Stadium, the location of their previous two meetings in 2016 and 2020. The first encounter was won by Sri Lanka by 5 wickets, and the second match was won by India by 78 runs.

IND vs SL, Match Possible Playing XI


Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya (c), Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik

Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka 

Match Analysis 

Chances of winning

Win bat first: 50%
Win bowl first: 40%

Average Score:

1st Innings- 178 + runs

2nd innings- 174 + runs

     However, India is favourites to win. Whereas Sri Lanka is fully prepared for the win.

Possible toss winner - Sri Lanka

Possible match winner - India


Note: This analysis is based on the site administrators' knowledge, analysis, and intuition. Consider the information provided and make your own judgement when making your analysis.


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