India started their tour to Sri Lanka with a comprehensive and pleasant win as they battered Sri Lanka by 7 wickets. The Indian top-order starred in the match which led to this pleasant victory. Sri Lanka has since long looked out of flow and balance as they won only one ODI out of their last ten played. Shikhar Dhawan tasted honey, as he produced a brilliant knock of 86 not out off 95 deliveries. He also became the sixth Indian captain to score a half-century on his captaincy debut along with being the tenth Indian to reach 4000 ODI runs. He broke another record as he became the oldest Indian skipper at the age of 35 years and 225 days beating the earlier record of Mohinder Amarnath (34 years and 37 days).
With a record studded match for Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw was given the player of the match as he scored a quickfire 43 off 24. Ishan Kishan accompanied his partner with a fierce 59 off 42 as he scored yet another half-century on an ODI debut like his T20I one. Manish Pandey and Suryakumar Yadav also added some steady runs to the chase as they scored 26 off 40 and 31 off 20 respectively. Bowlers showed their part with Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, and Yuzvendra Chahal claiming a couple of wickets each. Pandya brothers managed themselves a piece of wicket each while Vice-captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar was battered by Sri Lankan batsmen in the death overs.
The Cricbro match prediction who will win today's match is still under analysis and let us look more into it.
Squad: Sri Lanka
Dasun Shanaka (C), Lahiru Udara (wk), Minod Bhanuka (wk), Kusal Perera (wk), Ashen Bandara, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Isuru Udana, Ramesh Mendes, Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Asitha Fernando, Binura Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Lakshan Sandakan, Praveen Jayawickrama, Shiran Fernando. Coach- Mickey Arthur
Shikhar Dhawan (C), Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Manish Pandey, Nitish Rana, Prithvi Shaw, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Krishnappa Gowtham, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Chetan Sakariya, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Yuzvendra Chahal. Coach- Rahul Dravid
Playing XI: Sri Lanka
Cricbro match predictions today's team- Dasun Shanaka (C), Minod Bhanuka (wk), Avishka Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera
Playing XI: India
Cricbro match predictions today's team- Shikhar Dhawan (C), Ishan Kishan (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, Nitish Rana, Prithvi Shaw, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
- Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
The toss winner has been selected as Dasun Shanaka by Cricbro cricket match prediction who will win the toss since he would want to win it and have the favourable option on his side to outplay India. It would still be a pure luck's game since predicting it is quite difficult when the chances are 50-50. Keep an eye on today's cricket match prediction and tips for expert suggestions.
Like the first ODI, the weather in Colombo and around the stadium would remain more or less the same with temperatures ranging between 29°C and 34°C. Humidity levels would be low, according to Sri Lankan standards at around 70%. Chances of rain would be minimal given the weather from the past few days with winds not blowing much. Check out today's cricket match prediction and tips for a detailed weather report.
Instances from the first ODI say that the pitch at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium is a spinner-friendly one as spinners from both teams claimed wickets and had an edge over the pacers. With a minimal showing of the seam, the pitch is a good batting place. The only thing it needs is the batsman's resilience to stick on and score runs. Follow Tipster match prediction tips for detailed pitch news.
Though Sri Lanka put up a tough fight in the first innings, they eventually succumbed to their conditions. Whereas, the Indian players adjusted to those conditions better and quicker hence they could snatch a near-perfect win. Near perfect because Shikhar Dhawan missed out on a ton on his captaincy debut by some runs. Only if he would have played a bit faster, he could have cracked another milestone. But Cricbro cricket match prediction who will win today's exciting second ODI still points to an India win as they look a team with balance and with a coach like Rahul Dravid, they would have the immense firepower to ramshackle their opponents.
Sri Lanka on the other hand would want to take revenge for their first game defeat and would be even more focused on levelling the series, which is currently led by India (1-0). The Cricbro match prediction who will win today's match can still say that this match would be as exciting as the first one and players would give their best yet again.
Tune in on the 20th of July 2021, 3 PM IST to witness another enthralling game of cricket between India and Sri Lanka as they take on each other in the second ODI. Play along with Tipster match prediction tips from the comfort of your home and win big and easy.