India Vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI
Question in detailIndia Vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI, match review: Just two days to go for the ODI action. The teams are set to lock horns in a three-match bilateral series, which will begin in Dharamsala and end in Visakhapatnam. Having managed a convincing draw in the last Test at Feroz Shah Kotla, Lanka will be armed for their next assignment. India, on the other hand, will be working on what they have learnt from the Test series Lanka's overreliance on Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal. So, the biggest challenge for India would be to keep a tight rein on these two batsmen, who can turn the tables on the strength of their batting.
If you think Sri Lanka is not a side to reckon with, you must be having flashes of their lately whitewash to Pakistan in your memories. Although not favorite in the ODI series as well, Lanka is supposed to give some fight to the hosts. Can they? Much will rest on Mathews and Chandimal, the axle of Lankan batting line-up.
Indian squad for Lanka ODI series has been announced. Rohit Sharma will be captaining the side. India would be eyeing to keep the winning momentum up even without Virat Kohli, who has been rested for the entire series. Not just as a captain but also as a batsman, Kohli has been at the core of India's resounding success across formats over the years. Even though a plenty of strong batting options are there in the line-up, finding Kohli's befitting replacement would be a threat India needs to address. India Vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI will be a testimony of how Rohit fares as captain.
The 32-year Dinesh Kartik is yet to prove his comeback in the national side although runs have flowed from his bat in the domestic cricket. He is doing well with his domestic assignments, and so has caught selectors' eyes again. Ajinkya Rahane, who had been out of the ODI squad for months, is back now and will be seeking his lost form. Apparently as seen earlier on several occasions, Hardik Pandya and Manish Pandey can change the course of the game if look in good touch with bat. MS Dhoni will be juggling with gloves behind the wickets and also be holding the helm of the lower-middle order.
Indian squad for Lanka ODI series: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Kartik, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Azar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Jasprit Bumrah.
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