International Cricket: India vs. Sri Lanka 7/28/21 T20 Cricket Prediction
India vs Sri Lanka
July 28, 2021 10:30 am EDT
India’s tour of Sri Lanka resumes tomorrow with their penultimate match in the 3-match on Wednesday July 28th, 2021 at 10:30AM EST. Colombo (RPS) will be the host venue.
India won the first encounter quite comfortably by 38 runs, they were exceptional from both sides of the wicket and Sri Lanka had no answer for them. Tomorrow is an opportunity for the Sri Lankans to change the course of the series, in T20 one right call or play can be a match winning one. India won’t let one solid win let them settle, they are hungry for the next win with tomorrow presenting a chance they can grab with both hands.
India took first knock and posted a solid total of 164 for 5 in their 20 overs. Suryakumar Yadav scored an even 50 while captain Shikhar Dhawan notched up 46 at the top of the order. India’s batsmen were able to establish partnerships at key stages of the innings that propelled them brilliantly but we have seen this level of batting prowess time and time again with them. From a bowling aspect, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was astounding taking 4 wickets in 3.3 overs and Deepak Chahar took 2 wickets while the other four bowlers that were used took a wicket each. Every bowler worked to their strengths and exploited Sri Lanka’s weaknesses, timely wickets kept them ahead of the game at all times but can they find their lines and lengths again? Can they bat in partnerships and post yet another challenging score? Only time will tell.
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field first but were unable to stop India from posting a commanding score. Only two bowlers were impactful, Dushmantha Chameera and Wanindu Hasaranga both took 2 wickets in their 4 overs, Karunaratne took 1 wicket but there was no drive or major effort in their bowling after taking a wicket off the very first ball of the innings. Charith Asalanka was the only batsman over 30, scoring 44, Avishka Fernando chipped in with 26 but without any other player managing a significant score, the Sri Lankans found themselves out of the running fast, only able to score a meager 126. They must find a way to bat consistently through the middle overs and have a strong finish if they are to win tomorrow’s game.
Sink or swim for Sri Lanka in tomorrow’s encounter. India will be looking to wrap the series up and have the chance at a potential sweep. Sri Lanka on any given day can upset even the biggest of teams like India but I have India to win the match comprehensively through the batting they possess and their bowling acumen.