India vs Sri Lanka: Top Fantasy Picks for the 2nd T20I

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India takes on Sri Lanka in the 2nd T20 tonight in Indore at the Holkar Stadium. After the 1st T20 got washed out due to rain, both the teams would be looking to go one up in the series. Fantasy Cricket lovers at BalleBaazi have a great news waiting for them as the free ticket promised to them for the 1st T20I will be credited for the 2nd T20I as well.

While Rohit Sharma is being rested for the series, King Kohli has the chance to break many records in the upcoming series. Few of which are:

  1. He is only 31 runs away from making 11,000 runs in international cricket.
  2. He is only 7 runs away to score the highest number of runs against Sri Lanka
  3. He is only 2 runs away to become the highest scorer in T20Is of all times.

India v/s Sri Lanka is going to be a joyride because of more than one reasons since Indore has recently hosted many Syed Mushtaq T20 matches, and it’s going to be only the 2nd T20I at this venue.

Pitch & Conditions

The Indore wicket is one of the flattest tracks in India and it’s a very small stadium so the crowd can look forward to some huge sixes and boundaries in the game. The temperature is around 15 degrees and hopefully the rain Gods will not hamper the second outing.

History

Team batting 2nd has won all the matches held here in the Syed Mushtaq Ali t20 trophy and the team winning the toss here too, will prefer chasing. India & Sri Lanka have played only 1 T20I at this venue where Rohit Sharma completely owned the Lankan bowling attack and India won the match. Jasprit Bumrah who is all set to make a comeback would be looking to make amends after he was hammered on the same venue 2 years ago.

Playing 11 Updates

India & Sri Lanka did not play the 1st game due to a wash out so the playing 11 for both teams would be the same. Sri Lanka are clearly backing up their youngsters so Angelo Matthews would be left out and to tackle the lefties in the Lankan side, Ravi Jadeja would be replaced by Sundar and Kuldeep Yadav. Yadav can be the game-changing element today considering his record against the Lions.

Top Fantasy Picks

1. Virat Kohli

This one is a given. I mean, how can you make a T20 team without this gentleman. He is only a few runs away from numerous records and in the absence of Rohit he’ll be the one anchoring the innings in case Dhawan & Rahul don’t show up. We are backing King Kohli as our Captain because he loves this ground and he loves records, so this is just a dream combination for the Indian Captain.

2. Lasith Malinga

The Sri Lankan Captain would be looking to lead from the front with his toe crushing Yorkers. He can provide an early break through with Dhawan back in the Indian side after a long gap. If he does not get hammered by Kohli (ahem ahem 24 off 1 over at Hobart!), he can definitely prove to be one of the most economical bowlers. Isuru Udana and him will have to take matters in their hands considering their young side.

3. Avishka Fernando

The latest sensation in Sri Lankan cricket, Avishka Fernando is someone who’s definitely going to love the Indian conditions. Being one of the few right-handed batsmen in the side he’ll definitely have an edge over Kuldeep Yadav who could be the strike bowler for India today in the absence of Ravi Jadeja. ‘With the spin’ is going to be the key for him.

4. Kuldeep Yadav

The resurrection of Kuldeep Yadav in the West Indies series has been the talk-of-the-town after his sensational hat-trick. Like we said, he is going to be the key for India considering his record 8 wickets in 4 matches against Sri Lanka. With the lefties in the squad, Kuldeep would love to outfox the batsmen with some of his ‘Chinaman’ tricks.

5. Lokesh Rahul

KL Rahul has been undoubtedly one of the best T20 players from last year as he made his way to the T20 team of the year chosen by one of the Cricket Gurus Harsha Bhogle. He has definitely made a statement in the format by proving a point at the opening slot. It will be interesting to see how Rahul & Dhawan back themselves to become Rohit’s partner at the opening spot. 

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