India will take on Sri Lanka in the second T20 International (T20I) of the ongoing three-match series at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on Saturday, February 26.

Both sides recently met in the opening match at Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium, where the hosts steamrolled the visitors in a one-sided contest. Indian batters, particularly Ishan Kishan, dominated the proceedings and smashed Lankan bowlers around the park.

The tourists would be aiming to bounce back in order to keep their hopes alive. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma and Co. would be looking to register another triumph to seal the series.

Head-to-Head record:

Played: 23 | IND won: 15 | SL won: 07 | No result: 01

Pitch report:

The conditions at Dharmasala would be entirely different from Lucknow, where the previous match took place. The pitch is expected to offer decent support to pacers due to its swiftness. Similarly, the batters will also enjoy success as the ball would come nicely onto the bat. The rain is likely to impact the game as well, so batting first would be an ideal decision for teams in order to stay ahead on the DLS system.

Probable XIs:

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Deepak Hooda, Ravindra Jadeja, Venkatesh Iyer, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Janith Liyanage, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Lahiru Kumara.

Match Prediction:

Case 1:

IND wins the toss and bats first
Powerplay score: 45-65
India total: 170-185

Case 2:

SL wins the toss and bats first
Powerplay score: 40-55
Sri Lanka total: 150-170

Team batting first to win the contest.

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