Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Pitch Report: The Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium is renowned for its batting-friendly pitch, which is expected to give the batsmen a huge advantage in the two innings of the game.In the latter stages of the match, the fast bowlers may get some assistance from the track, while spinners will be most effective during the middle overs.
Match Preview: India and Sri Lanka will be squaring off against each other in the second T20I in Pune. India is coming off a thrilling win in the first T20I and is leading the 3-match T20I series by 1-0.India batted first in the first T20I and managed to reach 162 at the end of 20 overs after initial hiccups. Deepak Hooda smashed 41 off 23 balls while Ishan Kishan stacked 37 off 29 balls. Sri Lanka fell just 2 runs short of the target.Skipper Dasun Shanaka scored 45 off 27 balls. Shivam Mavi grabbed 4 wickets while Umran Malik and Harshal Patel picked 2 wickets each.Sri Lanka will be hoping to make a comeback in the series while India will be aiming to go 2-0 up here. An exciting contest is expected between these two sides once again.
Probable Playing XI
Shubman Gill, SA Yadav, HH Pandya(C), Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan, SV Samson, Shivam Mavi, Yuzvendra Chahal, HV Patel, Umran Malik
Pathum Nissanka, B Rajapaksa, C Asalanka, D Shanaka(C), D de Silva, W Hasaranga, C Karunaratne, K Mendis, M Theekshana, D Madushanka, K Rajitha