In the first ODI on Tuesday (January 10), India defeated Sri Lanka by a score of 67 runs thanks to their top order and bowling attack. In order to help India post a massive total on the board, Virat Kohli scored his 45th ODI century while Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill delighted with flashy fifty-plus scores. In response, the guests never seemed to pose a threat to India in their pursuit of 374, and if it weren’t for their skipper’s unbeaten hundred right at the end, they would have lost by a bigger margin.
The Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host the second One-Day International between India and Sri Lanka. The first ODI in Guwahati received a fantastic reception from the crowds, and tickets for the ODI in Kolkata are almost completely sold out. There aren’t many tickets left to be purchased.
Ishan Kishan’s benching was hotly debated due to his recent performance, and Shubman Gill’s 60-ball 70 in game one of the series only made matters worse. Umran Malik paid back the confidence placed in him with the ball by taking wickets in the middle overs. India ought to stick with the starting lineup that gave them the series lead.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal