India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I Highlights today, Saturday 26-2-2022 – 2nd T20I (N), Sri Lanka tour of India from Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala.
Last five completed T20Is; the most recent first
Sri Lanka: LWLLL
India have won the toss and opted to bowl.
Rohit: We just want to have a score in front of us. As the game progresses, it’s gonna get colder and colder, but we’re prepared for that. It doesn’t depend on wins and losses. We’ve been on the road for a long, long time and there are injuries. Players’ welfare is also very, very important. At the same time, we want to give ample chances to the guys making it to the XI first.
Vedant: “Really looking forward to watching Bhuvi bowl today, he bowled exceptionally well in the last match and was unlucky not to have picked up 3. Waiting to see what he can do in Dharamshala where it’s known to swing a bit…”
India team: Rohit Sharma (capt.), Ishan Kishan (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Ravindra Jadeja, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Sri Lanka team: Pathum Nissanka, Kamil Mishara, Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Dasun Shanaka (capt.), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama, Binura Fernando, Lahiru Kumara.
Match Timings: 13:30 GMT | 19:00 Local
Umpires – Jayaraman Madanagopal, KN Ananthapadmanabhan
TV Umpires – Anil Chaudhary
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Virender Sharma
Match number – T20I no. 1493
I think the wicket was playing well and the outfield was quick. We thought it was easily chaseable. We can do ten per over at this ground. I wanted to go after the bowling. The rhythm wasn’t there at the start, but after hitting one boundary, I got the rhythm back. It was really cold while fielding, but once I started batting I couldn’t feel anything. I think it’s a special day for me. I made my debut seven years ago and feels good contributing to this victory.
We started really well, but we should’ve done more in the powerplay. If we got another wicket in the powerplay, it could’ve been better for us. Lahiru must bowl at the first six overs. The game was set for me, the wicket was good and the ball was there for me. See another series lost, but if we get a win out of here it will be positive.
I think it was pleasing to see for us. The middle-order coming out and performing is good to see those guys taking the responsibility and finishing off games. I don’t want to be too harsh on the bowlers. It can happen these days, but we restricted them in the first 15 overs. It was a good pitch to bat on as well. A lot of these guys are talented. They just need an opportunity to express themselves and backing from our side. To finish the way they did was really good. Jaddu came and looked positive from ball one and Shreyas as well. We lost a couple of wickets, but we wanted someone to stay till the end. If we need to rotate, we’ll do it.
Shreyas Iyer, Player of the Match:
That (back and across) is my go-to movement and I feel my body releases and I sight the ball well. It was really important for me to time the ball because it was swinging and seaming. Sanju came in and we built a crucial partnership. Jaddu Bhai came in and it was a cruise. I realized that the ball was not turning and thought stepping out would be a good option. Even if I mistime it on this ground, the ball would go to the boundary.