IND vs SL Live 2nd ODI: Just before 2nd ODI, Isuru Udana all set to be booted out of Sri Lanka team

IND vs SL Live 2nd ODI: Just before 2nd ODI, Isuru Udana all set to be booted out of Sri Lanka team
IND vs SL Live 2nd ODI: Just before 2nd ODI, Isuru Udana all set to be booted out of Sri Lanka team

IND vs SL Live 2nd ODI – Isuru Udana to be Dropped: Sri Lankan bowlers, especially very experience Isuru Udana was taken to the cleaners by the Indian batsman in 1st ODI. Udana in his 2 over spell gave away 27 Runs and that performance will cost him his place in the team. According to reports coming in from Sri Lanka former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) cricketer will be dropped from the playing XI today. Follow India vs Sri Lankan 2nd ODI Live on InsideSport.co & Watch Live Streaming on SonyLIV.

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According to the reports, Kasun Rajitha will take Udana’s place in the team. The move will almost end Udana’s 21 match ODI career.

Udana, along with Dushmantha Chameera who shared with him the new ball, is the most experienced bowler of the Sri Lanka side at present.

IND vs SL Live 2nd ODI: Just before 2nd ODI, Isuru Udana all set to be booted out of Sri Lanka team

IND vs SL Live 2nd ODI – Isuru Udana to be Dropped: The 2nd match of the 3 match series will be played at 3 p.m. at the R. Premadasa Stadium. The series between India & Sri Lanka can end as one of the biggest mismatch in the recent times. The 1st match ended with Shikhar Dhawan’s team Indian ending the match 13 overs early. Indian young guns are again ready to flaunt their exceptional talent and secure a series win against a hapless Sri Lankan outfit in the second ODI today.

IND vs SL 2nd ODI – Can Sri Lanka fightback?

Verdict should be Unlikely. It will take a special effort from the struggling Sri Lankan side to pull one back against the rampaging visitors.

The inexperienced team showed it has the talent to compete with the opposition if not win. Most of the batsmen got starts but could not convert. It is something they will have to fix to test India.

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Thanks to Chamika Karunaratne’s 35-ball 43, Sri Lanka were able to cross 250. He feels his team can regularly score 300-plus if the batsmen don’t squander starts.

“We were trying to play longer innings – even when I was batting with Dasun Shanaka in the 42nd or 43rd over I asked him if I should go for some big shots, but he told me to wait until the 45th over.

“If more of our batsmen had been able to bat longer, we could have attacked earlier and gone for a bigger score. We do have the ability to get to 300 or 350, and hopefully that will happen in the next games,” said Karunaratne.

The bowlers too need to raise their game significantly to put pressure on the high-quality Indian batsmen.

Both teams might be interested in chasing with the slow pitch playing better in the evening.

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Squads:

India: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Krishnappa Gowtham, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav,
Varun Chakravarthy, Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Chetan Sakariya, Navdeep Saini.

Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Dhananjaya De Silva, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ashen Bandara, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Udara, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dananjaya, Shiran Fernando, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Praveen Jayawickrama, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana.

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