The second match of the three-match series between India and Sri Lanka is being played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka has won the toss and decided to bat first.
The opposition team has made two changes in their playing 11 while the Indian team has also been forced to make one change. India has included Kuldeep Yadav in place of Yuzvendra Chahal in the playing 11 for the second ODI.
Chahal took one wicket for 58 runs in the first ODI against Sri Lanka in Guwahati. Indian captain Rohit Sharma revealed at the time of the toss why Chahal was dropped.
Rohit Sharma said after the toss, ‘We have to forcefully make a change in the playing 11. Chahal took a dive in the last match and is yet to fully recover. That’s why Kuldeep Yadav has been included in his place.’
After some time, the official Twitter handle of BCCI also confirmed Chahal’s exit. The BCCI tweeted, ‘Yuzvendra Chahal is not available for the second ODI due to swelling in the right shoulder.’
Please tell that Kuldeep Yadav played his last ODI against Bangladesh some time ago. He has so far taken 119 wickets in 73 matches for India. Kuldeep Yadav has immense experience of playing at Eden Gardens. He has been a part of Kolkata Knight Riders for eight years.
And the Sri Lankan team has made two changes in their playing 11. Nuwaidu Fernando and Lahiru Kumar have been included in place of opener Pathum Nissanka and fast bowler Dilshan Madhushanka.
Let us tell you that by winning the first ODI played in Guwahati by 67 runs, India took a 1-0 lead in the series. India would like to capture the series today while Sri Lanka has come with the intention of leveling the series.