India registered a thumping win over Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the three-match series. The Rohit Sharma-led team beat Sri Lanka by 67 runs to go 1-0 up. Although it was a comfortable win for India, Sri Lanka put up a fight but a bit too late. Dasun Shanaka once again led the charge, scoring a century. However, Sri Lanka made too many mistakes with the ball and then with the bat as well early on.

Nevertheless, Sri Lanka will look to put this defeat behind them and come prepared for the second ODI scheduled to take place on 12 January. The iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host the second game and both teams will be excited about the face-off. But who has an upper hand going into the second ODI? 

Let’s look at who is expected to win the match and other possible events. 

1. Toss Prediction

ind vs sl 2nd odi toss

Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka won the toss in the first ODI. Prior to this game, Shanaka won one out of the three tosses in the T20I series. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma’s track record while calling it right at the toss is pretty good, so luck is expected to favour Sharma in the second ODI, meaning India will win the toss. 

2. Win Possibility

ind vs sl 2nd odi win possibility

India put on a clinical performance in the first ODI, winning it by 67 runs. While the batters put on a run fest, the bowlers did a good job to restrict Sri Lanka to 306/8. However, Dasun Shanaka once again showed his class as the Lanka captain scored a century. With the second ODI taking place at Eden Gardens, a tough contest is expected. But India will be the favourite to win considering the balance of the squad.

3. Team of the Day

ind vs sl 2nd odi totd

With batters in good form and bowlers also performing consistently, India is the Team of the Day for the second ODI. 

4. Predicted powerplay score and average first innings total

ind vs sl 2nd odi powerplay average score

India scored 75 runs in the first ten overs in the 1st ODI and will be expected to bat with a similar approach. So, the powerplay score is expected to be 50-65. Meanwhile, in the 32 ODIs played at the Eden Gardens, the average first innings score is 245. 

5. Betting Odds


Sri Lanka

Toss win



Match win



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