The Indian ODI team is undoubtedly one of the most dangerous sides in World Cricket, and this fact was again substantiated in the first ODI when India defeated Sri Lanka by a margin of 169 runs.
The colossal defeat against the home side has literally shattered the morale of the visiting Sri Lankan side, and they are now in a path of revamp to build the team for the 2nd ODI.Virat Kolhi at the toss
The match will be played on Thursday, Nov 6, 2014 at the Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera at 1.30 p.m. India time.
Sri Lanka has won the toss and will bat first. Two changes for each side, For Sri Lanka, Kusal replaces Tharanga, while Ravindra Jadeja replaces Varun Aaron for India.
Star Sports, DD National and DD Sports will be telecasting the match live in India.
CSN Network and Orbit Show Network will telecast this cricket match in Sri Lanka and Middle East respectively.
Star Sports will also be live streaming the match at its website www.starsports.com or HERE.
Viewers in Pakistan can watch the match live Geo Super and PTV Sports. If you live in the U.S. then tune your channel to Willow TV or Direct TV to watch the match.
Sri Lankan team is trying hard to get back in rhythm, and it was quite visible in their yesterday practice session.
The team reached the ground before 4:00 p.m., and they did the pre-match warm up and practice sessions till evening 6.30.
On the other hand, Indian team did not turned up for practice on Tuesday. Later, officials confirmed that the Men in Blue will start training on Wednesday.
India beat Sri Lanka by 169 runs in the 1st ODI and lead the five ODI series 5-0. Watch the highlights videos here.
Indian team is very much confident about the team line up. The lead batsmen are in form, and the bowlers have also found the rhythm in the first match.
Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan will continue as the opening pair, and they will be soon followed by Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina.
The bowling department is being led by Ishanth Sharma, and he has proved his caliber by picking four wickets in the first ODI.
The Sri Lankan team on the other hand are not in full swing and the only player who can be trusted is Mahela Jayawardene. The team is really missing the services of Lasith Malinga and Herath in the bowling department.