The second match of the three-match ODI series (IND vs SL) between India and Sri Lanka is to be played in Kolkata. Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka won the toss and elected to bat first. He said that the wicket is looking good and the statistics of this venue are also in favor of batting first. Pathum Nissanka and Dilshan Madhushanka are not playing in the Sri Lankan team due to injury.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma said that I was in a dilemma. Wanted to bat first because of the way we played last time. But looking at this ground, I wanted to field. What we have done in the past is in the past, we need to look ahead and do better. I love playing here, the crowd is energetic and that always motivates me. But that’s in the past, I need to start fresh. At the same time, Kuldeep Yadav has got a chance in place of Yuzvendra Chahal in the Indian team.
Playing XI for 2nd ODI between India and Sri Lanka
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Akshar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Umran Malik, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Kusal Mendis (Wicket-keeper), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Aslanka, Avishka Fernando, Nuwanindu Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dunith Vellalaghe, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara.