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Batting-friendly Indore promises action after Guwahati disappointment

Sri Lanka are unlikely to forget December 22, 2017. That was the last time they faced India in a T20I at the Holkar Stadium in Indore, and it turned out to be nothing short of a nightmare. Led by Rohit Sharma’s 118 off 43 balls, India posted a whopping 260 for 5 in 20 overs, winning the game comfortably.

Sri Lanka will be glad that Rohit is not a part of the Indian side for the second T20I at the same venue on Tuesday (January 7), following a washout in the first game in Guwahati. However, they’d know what to expect given Indore is known for big scores and a superb batting pitch.

It also means there could be plenty of action in store for fans from both sides after a disappointment in Guwahati, where no play was possible despite driers, rollers and irons trying their best. The fans in the stadium deserved better facilities to ensure play, but while that debate rages on, both India and Sri Lanka would have felt robbed off valuable T20I time in the lead up to the World Cup later this year…

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