Two neighbor countries is going to face each other in the cricket grounds, as India vs Sri Lanka series will start from 2nd November and will end on 16th November. The 1st ODI match is arranged at Barabati Stadium. Two team taking this 5 match ODI series very seriously as ICC World Cup is knocking at the door. Dhoni is not in the squad though Sri Lanka are not taking them lightly.
Toss Report –
Sri Lanka won the toss and elect to bowl first.
India is very confident with their team. Their top order look like pretty hard for the Asian neighbors. Ajinkya Rahane and Sikhar Dhawan is there to boost the innings initially, on the other hand Murali Vijay will be ready to give them support. They are in quite good form and they are full of confidence and ready to give a breath-taking performance. Middle order batsmen is the backbone of the team. If this fails whole team will be broke down. You will get ‘Virat’ names in this middle order batsmen like Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayadu, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja and I said earlier Virat Kohli. This combinations should click in the field. The cream of cricketers of India is here. You will be surprised but not getting to see the name Dhoni. Yes, Dhoni is not in the squad. Virat have to take lots of responsibilities as he is the captain of this team. Let’s look at the tail-enders. They are also in pretty good shape. Ashwin, AKshar Patel, Varun Aaron. But the upper order should act. The bowling crew is also seems very hard. Pacers like Umesh, Ishant, Shami, Dhawal are there, on the other hand like Amit Mishra, Murali Vijay, Akshar are there. So there bowling crew is also invinsible.
Sri Lanka are not under estimating this India without Dhoni. Angelo Mathews is very confident with his team mates. Sri Lanka Top order is quite strong. They are having Kusal Perera, Tharanga, ‘Dilscoop’ inventor Dilshan, Cool Sangakkara, devastating Jayawardene. This combination is too dangerous for the Indians, if the total combination clicks then no one can save India from defeat. Indian bowler should work hard to get these wicket. Middle order is holding the skipper Angelo Mathews and Ashan Priyanjan, Perera, Silva, Dickwella and Prasanna. Bowling team is also having good profile on their book. Kulasekara, Suraj Randiv, Mathews are there to boost the bowling team. Priyanjan, Prasanna, Gamage could bowl.
The 1st match will be very crucial for both the teams. Both teams will want to lead this 5 match series.
India Squad: Virat Kohli, Varun Aaron, Ashwin, Dhawan, Jadeja, Kulkarni, A Mishra, Patel, Rahane, Raina, Rayudu, Saha, I Sharma, M Vijay, U Yadav
Sri Lanka Squad: WU Tharanga, TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara†, DPMD Jayawardene, AD Mathews*, SMA Priyanjan, NLTC Perera, S Prasanna, S Randiv, KTGD Prasad, PLS Gamage