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Eden Gardens, Kolkata Stadium, Chattogram, Pitch Report: Batting And Bowling India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI Preview (1/12/23): IND vs SL, 2nd ODI, Sri Lanka tour of India, 2023 – Live Cricket Score

The Eden Gardens is still cricket’s answer to the Coliseum, along with the MCG. It was the first time a Test was played there, in 1934, when India was just starting to play cricket. Douglas Jardine’s team won in four days. Since then, it has become a place of pilgrimage for the majority of international cricketers, providing them with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in front of the most vocal and passionate fans in the game.

However, there have been instances when the enthusiasm has gone overboard, such as when riots disrupted matches against Australia (1969–70) and the West Indies (1966–67) and when a shameful display of arrogance caused the World Cup semi-final against Sri Lanka (1996) to be postponed with the visitors on the verge of victory. The Sri Lanka Tour of India began with a three-match One-Day International series in which India defeated Sri Lanka 2-1. Now, the three-match One-Day International series that will begin on January 10 will see both teams face off once more.

Match details:

  • Match: India vs Sri Lanka
  • Date: 10th January 2023
  • Venue: Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati, India

Match Expert:

For the minor leagues, Virat Kohli will be a top choice for captain. In the grand leagues, Shreyas Iyer will be a good choice for captain.

Dhananjaya De Silva and Chamika Karunaratne are two of the punts here. For this game, the best fantasy/Dream11 combination is 1-3-4-3.

Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:

India’s Virat Kohli is a right-handed batsman. He has scored 12471 runs in 265 ODI matches thus far. He will be one of the best fantasy selections for this game.

India’s Shreyas Iyer is a right-handed batsman. In his 39 ODI matches thus far, he has scored 1537 runs. He has the ability to win games on his own.

Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis is a right-handed batsman. In his 90 ODI matches thus far, he has scored 2616 runs. For this match, he will be a useful addition to the fantasy team.

Sri Lankan right-handed batsman and right-arm leg break bowler Wanindu Hasaranga In his 34 ODI matches, he has scored 672 runs and taken 39 wickets. He is a safe selection for this match.

Weather Report:

On the day of the match, the temperature is expected to be around 26°C, with a humidity of 51% and a wind speed of 5 km/hr. During the game, there are no chances of precipitation.

Pitch Report:

The batting-friendly surface of the Barsapara Cricket Stadium’s pitch is expected to greatly assist batters in both innings. In the second half of the match, pacers might get some help, but spinners will win the middle overs.

Probable XIs

India: 

  • Rohit Sharma (c)
  • Shubman Gill
  • Virat Kohli
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • KL Rahul
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Axar Patel
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Mohammad Siraj

Sri Lanka: 

  • Pathum Nissanka
  • Kusal Mendis
  • Avishka Fernando
  • Charith Asalanka
  • Dhananjaya de Silva
  • Dasun Shanaka (c)
  • Hasaranga
  • Karunaratne
  • Maheesh Theekshana
  • Dasun Madushanka
  • Lahiru Kumara

Where to watch

The games will be aired live on the Disney+ Hotstar mobile app. Dialog TV and PEO TV will broadcast the matches live in Sri Lanka.

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