Team India has maintained a 1-0 lead in the 3-match ODI series.
India won the Guwahati ODI by 67 runs
New Delhi. The cricket teams of India and Sri Lanka (IND vs SL) will face each other in the second ODI on Thursday (January 12) at the historic Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. Team India, captained by Rohit Sharma, would like to win this match and make the series their name, while the guests will try to counterattack. The first ODI of the series played in Guwahati was won by India by 67 runs.
In the first ODI, India’s top 3 batsmen performed brilliantly. Captain Rohit Sharma and opener Shubman Gill played half-century innings while Virat Kohli scored a blistering century. All three had lashed out at the Sri Lankan bowlers. Rohit’s return to form before Kolkata ODI is a good sign. When the two teams last met in ODIs here eight years ago, Rohit scored an innings of 264 runs. Then he will be in the mood to make a big score here. He scored his last ODI century against Australia in January 2020.
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India has the upper hand over Sri Lanka
So far 5 ODI matches have been played between India and Sri Lanka in Kolkata. Team India has won 3 of these matches while Sri Lanka has been victorious in one match. There one match has been inconclusive. The visiting team won against India in Kolkata for the last time in the year 1996. India has played overall 21 ODIs at Eden Gardens, where it has won 12 and lost 10 matches.
Who will the pitch support?
The boundary of the Eden Gardens stadium is small, so the pitch will be batsman friendly. As the game progresses, the wicket will start helping the spinners. However, in recent times fast bowlers have also been seen to be successful here. The role of dew will be important in the second innings. In such a situation, whichever team wins the toss, it can decide to field first.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 11, 2023, 15:32 IST