India will look to carry the momentum gained from the win over Bangladesh forward when they face Sri Lanka in a crunch encounter in Colombo in the Nidahas Trophy. All three teams are level-pegging going into the final phase of round-robin matches with one win each. So India will be looking to take giant step towards the final with victory over Sri Lanka on Monday.
Skipper Rohit Sharma will be desperate to get back to form. The stand-in skipper, possibly the most prolific white ball player after regular leader Virat Kohli, has gone off the boil since the start of the South Africa series. He will like to score heavily to get his confidence back as he frets on whether he could give Rishabh Pant another game in the tournament. Touted as Dhoni's successor, Pant is yet to do justice to his immense potential till now.
With someone like KL Rahul waiting for his chance, time is running out for the burly youngster from Rourkee. Rahul's presence gives his skipper an option to use him as an opener and himself come at No 4, dropping Pant from the XI.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, would be smarting from the shocking five-wicket loss to Bangladesh last night.
Bangladesh pulled off a memorable record chase to stun the Lankans last night, ending their recent run of reverses against the islanders owing to Mushfiqur Rahim's belligerent 35-ball 72.
Chasing a mammoth 215 in the stipulated 20 overs, Bangladesh crossed the line in 19.4 overs for the loss of five wickets, which was the fourth highest run chase in T20 Internationals and Bangladesh's best.
The Lankan bowlers were taken to cleaners by Bangladesh batsmen and the hosts would be hoping for an improved show tomorrow.
On the batting from, the two Kusals — Kusal Mendis and Kusal Perera are in fine form for Sri Lanka.
Indian bowlers would be wary about Perera, in particular, who has scored 66 and 74 in the two matches, while Mendis made 57 against Bangladesh yesterday.
Here is all you need to know about catching the live coverage of the second T20I of the Nidahas Trophy:
When and where will the 2nd T20I between India vs Sri Lanka be played?
The T20I between India and Sri Lanka will be played at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Tuesday, 8 March, 2018.
How do I watch the T20I between India and Sri Lanka?
The India vs Sri Lanka T20I will be broadcast on DSport. You can also catch the live coverage on Rishtey Cineplex and Rishtey Cineplex HD for Hindi commentary.
What time will live coverage of the T20I between India and Sri Lanka start?
The live coverage of the tournament will start from 6.00 pm, with the toss at 6.30 pm and match to begin at 7.00 pm IST.
Where can I follow the match online?
The matches will be streamed online on JioTV.
What are the Indian and Sri Lanka squads:
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Vijay Shankar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammad Siraj and Rishabh Pant (wk).
Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (c), Suranga Lakmal (vc), Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Janith Perera, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Amila Aponso, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Dhananjaya De Silva.