Sri Lanka vs India 2nd ODI 2021: Preview, Dream Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Top Fantasy Picks

India was clinical in the 1st ODI even with a second-string side. Sri Lanka did well to put up a fighting 262 runs, but that wasn’t really enough to stop the Indian batting order from winning the game with 7 wickets in hand.

Sri Lanka suffered from the lack of experienced hands on the team in both batting and bowling departments. They will need to rethink their strategies if they want to keep the series alive.

Key Highlights:


Sri Lanka vs India

Match No.

2nd ODI


R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Telecast Time

3:00 PM IST

Expected Weather Conditions

29°C, partial clouds

Pitch Conditions

Fairly good for batting, bowlers need variations

Key Players

Shikhar Dhawan, Ishan Kishan, Minod Bhanuka, Dhananjaya De Silva

Sri Lanka vs India - 2nd ODI: Venue Details

The match between Sri Lanka vs India will be played at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo & telecasted live at 3:00 pm IST.

  • Average 1st Innings score on this ground: 260 (In ODIs)

Sri Lanka vs India: Pitch Report & Weather Conditions

There is not much swing on offer at the Premadasa, bowlers will have to vary their lengths to get results here. Batsmen have all the time in the world to pick their shots. Batting first is ideal here.

Top Picks for Your Dream Fantasy Team 11:

Following should be top picks for playing fantasy cricket in Sri Lanka vs India match:

  • Shikhar Dhawan played a good captain’s knock in the first game with 86 not out at a strike-rate of 90.52.
  • Chamika Karunaratne scored the most runs for Sri Lanka in the 1st match with 43 not out at a strike-rate of 122.85.
  • Even without much swing, Deepak Chahar picked up 2 wickets in the 1st match at an economy rate of 5.28.
  • Dhananjaya De Silva put in a good performance in the first match, picking up 2 wickets at an economy rate of 9.80.

Expert Opinion on Sri Lanka vs India match

Ishan Kishan is a hell-for-leather batsman, risky pick but could give decent differential points if you consider making him captain or vice-captain. Wanindu Hasaranga under-performed in the first match, but he is a good all-round cricketer. He can be another differential pick.

Captain & Vice-Captain choices for your fantasy XI team

  • Captain choices: Shikhar Dhawan, Ishan Kishan, Avishka Fernando
  • Vice-Captain choices: Deepak Chahar, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya De Silva

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