Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan will hope to continue his form from the first ODIReuters

India take on Sri Lanka in the second of the five One Day Internationals (ODI) at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad on Thursday 6 November.

Where to Watch Live

The match starts at 9am GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Follow live text updates of the game on ESPN Cricinfo. It will also be streaming live.

Overview

India come into this game following a dominating win over the Sri Lankans in game one of the five match ODI series between the neighbouring countries.

India beat the Lankans by a mammoth 169 runs in the first game with openers Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan both scoring centuries and Suresh Raina getting a quick-fire 50 to take India to a huge score.

The Indian bowlers didn't disappoint either, with Ishant Sharma leading the way with four wickets with Umesh Yadav and Axar Patel picking up two wickets each.

The only worry for captain Virat Kohli after the first game will be the absence of Varun Aaron, who picked up an injury into his fifth over, and Stuart Binny has been called into the squad as his replacement. Apart from that, India should retain the same squad for the second ODI against the Lankans.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lankans will want to improve their showing after the disappointing result in the first game. Angelo Mathews' squad looked under-prepared, as he had suggested, and with a few days of practice under their belts, there should be a more improved side on show at Ahmedabad on Thursday.

The Ahmedabad pitch generally assists the spinners and should help both teams, and with dew being a factor in this ground, both teams will be keen to win the toss and bowl first.

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • India to win: 1/2
  • Sri Lanka to win: 8/5

Team News

India

Possible XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli (c), Suresh Raina, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav

Sri Lanka

Possible XI: Upul Tharanga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c), Seekkuge Prasanna, Ashan Priyanjan, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dhammika Prasad, Suraj Randiv