India (IND) vs Sri Lanka (SL), 2nd T20I, Indore: Live Cricket Streaming available on Hotstar from 7 PM today

first_imgTeam India led by stand-in captain Rohit Sharma will look to seal the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka when the two sides meet in Indore for the second T20I on Friday. (India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I in Indore: Live Blog)You can watch Live Cricket Streaming of India vs Sri Lanka, 2ND T20I, Indore on Hotstar from 7:00 PM today.The hosts hammered the visitors by 93 runs in the first T20I in Cuttack after the Lankans were bowled out for 87 in chase of 181.The Indians rode on some brilliant bowling performances from young Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and the returning Jaydev Unadkat in a dew-hit Barabati on Tuesday. The leggie bagged 4/23 from his four overs while the Kuldeep picked up two wickets for just 18 runs. On the other hand, the Lankans are going through a terrible phase of transition during which they are badly in need of reliable performers.The result has been a lack of contest and one-sided results, prompting many to question the very logic of India playing such a weak side again and again.Absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan has not given any respite to the Sri Lankans, who overtly rely on seniors such as Angelo Mathews.However, even the senior Lankan players have struggled to counter the Indian bowlers and batsmen.A robust domestic structure coupled with Indian Premier League (IPL) has prepared a good bench strength for the hosts.Players such as Chahal and Kuldeep have managed to carve a niche for themselves immediately after making their international debuts.advertisementSri Lanka need captain Thisara Perera, Upul Tharanga and Mathews to lead by example. They have been part of the side for long and only strong performances by them can infuse life and hope into this dejected side.Players such as Dusmantha Chameera and Dhananjaya De Silva have shown promise and need guidance to be consistent.India does not need its best team to prevail over the current Sri Lankan combination, yet it is imperative that they keep performing well.They may not get big credit for success but failure against weaker opponents would surely put them in negative light.Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose finishing prowess has been under the scanner for some time now, got some runs under his belt after being promoted to number four in Cuttack and is likely to continue in the same position so that he gets enough overs in match situation before the ODI and T20 challenge in South Africa.Shreyas Iyer, who scored 24 in Cuttack, would also look to get some substantial runs in the absence of Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan.KL Rahul is in good touch and Indian bowlers are also in fine rhythm since the beginning of this tour. It won’t be a surprise if they continue to dominate the Lankan batsmen.(With inputs from PTI)last_img

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