Sri Lanka vs India Weather Forecast: Colombo weather during 2nd ODI

Sri Lanka vs India Weather Forecast: Colombo weather during 2nd ODI

Rain is the last thing an Indian cricket fan would want.

Sinhalese sports club (SSC) Ground in Colombo
Sinhalese sports club (SSC) Ground in Colombo. (Photo by LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP via Getty Images)

Despite not having the majority of the big names in the mix, Team India dominated Sri Lanka in the first ODI and scripted a seven-wicket victory at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday (July 18).  Electing to bat first, the home team certainly did well to post 262/9 despite having such a depleted line-up. Youngsters like Avishka Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, and Charith Asalanka chipped in with crucial contributions as the visitors posted a competitive-looking total.

However, the target proved to be a cakewalk for this ruthless Indian batting line-up. Playing an ODI after almost 1.5 years, Prithvi Shaw wasted no time whatsoever and went after the bowlers straightaway. He made great utilization of the powerplay overs as the home team looked utterly clueless.  Shaw eventually fell prey to Dhananjaya de Silva but not before scoring 43 off 24 balls.

With Shaw gone, Sri Lanka would have breathed a sigh of relief. However, wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan came into bat at number three and continued the onslaught. The southpaw, who was on debut, slammed a six off his very first ball and made his intentions crystal clear.  He went on to score a quick-fire fifty and knocked the Lankan Lions out of the contest.

Manish Pandey and Surykumar Yadav also chipped in with notable cameos as Sri Lanka didn’t get any chance of making a comeback. While these young dashers were going for the kills, skipper Shikhar Dhawan took the backseat and held the innings at one end. He remained unbeaten at 86 off 95 balls as the visitors got over the line in just 36.4 overs.

India are now 1-0 up in the three-match ODI. Hence, a win in the next clash would seal the deal for them. The second ODI also takes place in Colombo on Tuesday (July 20).

Here’s a look at how the weather will behave during India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI

Rain is the last thing Indian fans would want nowadays. After all, a major part of the World Test Championship final last month got washed out due to bad weather. There were slight chances of rain even in the first ODI. Fortunately, however, any part of the play wasn’t affected by the weather.

However, the news is not that great for the second ODI. As per accuweather.com, the conditions would be cloudy throughout the game. Although rain won’t play any part in the daytime, showers are expected in the evening. Hence, fans must keep their fingers crossed to witness a full-fledged game. Notably, bowling in the second innings won’t be easy if rain comes into the picture. Hence, the toss-winning captain must elect to field.