India vs Srilanka 2nd ODI - Preview
India in Sri Lanka, 2009
Sri Lanka vs India, 2nd ODI
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, January 31, 2009
Match starts at 09:00 GMT
India lead the series 1-0.Sri Lanka will go into the second ODI against India at Colombo needing a win and level the series. The continued failures of their skipper Mahela is hurting the islanders in the middle overs, and with Sanath and Sanga back in fine fettle, a captain's innings would be the right tonic for Mahela to set the series alight. Also the mystery behind Mendis is fast fading and it would take another piece of magic from the wily Mendis to keep the Indians guessing.
India are buzzing after winning six ODIs on the trot and trying to be like South Africa and attain the top spot.With Sehwag back in the frame the batting looks even more imposing. The Indian juggernaut is shepherded by probably the best finisher in the game right now in Dhoni and when on a roll the Indians look unstoppable. The ever reliable Zaheer Khan has manged to pick up crucial wickets as well as keep a tight leash on things not allowing the Sri Lankan batsmen to get away. It seems the Indians are a well oiled machine and would love to go 2-0 up which would put enormous pressure on the islanders.