India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI 2023 Match Preview

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI 2023

The second One Day International (ODI) between India and Sri Lanka is set to take place at the Kolkata stadium on January 12, 2023. Both sides have a history of close matches, with India holding a slight edge over Sri Lanka in the head-to-head record. With the series tied at 1-0, this match will be decisive in deciding which team takes the series lead.

Both teams have some world-class players in their ranks, and it promises to be an exciting match. India will be led by Orit Sharma, while Sri Lanka will be led by Damson Shanaka.

India is the current holders of the ODI series and will be looking to continue their winning run against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will be hoping to bounce back after their disappointing performance in the first ODI.

Weather forecast for India vs Sri Lanka’s 2nd ODI match

The weather forecast for India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI is set to be sunny and bright. The temperature is expected to be around 28 degrees Celsius, with no chance of rain. This will be a perfect day for cricket, and the fans can expect an exciting match.

The humidity levels will be moderate, with the wind speed varying between 10 and 12 km/h. As per AccuWeather, no precipitation is expected during the match. This will be a day-night match, and the dew factor could come into play as the game progresses.

India vs Sri Lanka’s 2nd ODI: Pitch Report

The second One-Day International between India and Sri Lanka is set to take place at the Eden Garden in Kolkata. The pitch here tends to be on the slower side, with some assistance from spinners.

The average score batting first here is around 255 runs, and it is a good batting track in general. This should provide an opportunity for both sides to post big scores; but due to the slow nature of the pitch, stroke play may be a bit difficult.

Both teams will need to adjust their strategies accordingly and make full use of their bowling attacks. The spinners should play a crucial role in the middle overs, and the team that takes wickets regularly will come out on top.

Live streaming and broadcasting for the 2nd ODI

In India, the match will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3, and Star Sports 3 HD. In Sri Lanka, the match will be televised on SLRC (formerly Rupavahini), Channel Eye, and ITN.

The match will also be streamed live in other countries; including Australia (Fox Sports), Bangladesh (Gazi TV), Canada (ATN Cricket Plus), South Africa (SuperSport), the United Kingdom (Sky Sports), and the United States (Willow TV).

Head-to-Head Record

India and Sri Lanka have a long and storied history when it comes to cricket, having met in over 100 ODI matches since the start of their rivalry in 1983. India has been the dominant team in recent meetings, winning 10 out of the last 12 games between the two sides.

The most recent meeting between India and Sri Lanka was the first ODI of the on-going three-match series, which India won. India also has an impressive record in Sri Lanka, with eight wins from the last nine games played between them.

Overall, India has a clear advantage over Sri Lanka, having won 63 out of the 104 ODI matches between them. Sri Lanka has managed to win just 38 games, while three have ended without a result. When it comes to the 2nd ODI of this series; it looks like India is on course to extend their impressive run against Sri Lanka and take a 2-0 lead in the series.

Match Details

India Vs Sri Lanka ODI Squads

Captain: Rohit Sharma”

Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohd Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, and Arshdeep Singh Virat Kohli; Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, and KL Rahul are among the vice captains.

Sri Lanka Squad   

“Captain: Dasun Shanaka”

Charith Asalanka, Dhananjay de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga; Ashen Bandara, Mahish Teekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha; Dunitha Vellez, Pramod Madushan, Lahiru Kumara, and Nuwan Fernando

SL vs IND, 2nd ODI, Possible Playing XI


Rohit Sharma (c): Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami; Umran Malik, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (Wicket Keeper).


Dasun Shanaka (c): Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, Avishka Fernando; Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, and Charith Asalanka.