India Vs Sri Lanka Match at Oval in Champions Trophy 2017
Question in detail
India Vs Sri Lanka, 8th Match, Group B: India will take the field on Thursday for their second match in Champions Trophy 2017. And the team to take rivalry this time would be neighboring country Sri Lanka. Kohli & Co. did great job against Pakistan in their opening game, and is now hopeful of retaining their dominance to ease their further progress.
Wary of in-form pace attack of India, Sri Lanka have got to spring a major surprise at Oval. They would be in need of Angelo Mathews' spurt. And what else is needed by depleted Lanka to derail India's strong batting line-up is Lasith Malinga's charge with ball. In the batting, the will have to do it without Chamara Kapugedara, who was ruled out of the tournament due to knee injury during training on the match eve. For Lankans, the win chances are almost cipher in India Vs Sri Lanka match at Oval in Champions Trophy 2017. And the rest will depend on how they play in the game.
India far outweighs Sri Lanka on the batting front. Rohit Sharma along with Shikhar Dhawan lays a solid foundation allowing the middle-order batsmen to make the most of the fine start, if given. Virat Kohli with middle-order batsmen doesn't let the oppositions' bowlers settle anymore. He comes as a sustained middle-order surge and takes minimum possible risks. He defends, rotates, and also accelerates whenever needed. Yuvraj Singh and Hardik Pandya take up the charge in the death overs to put India in imposing position. However, if the situations are daunting, they play cautiously too. MS Dhoni loves to be in the finisher's role. India's batting might doesn't just end here. No wonder, Ravindra Jadeja can also turn dangerous at crucial moments. So, the result of IND Vs SL match will have a direct influence of how these batsmen approach Indian innings.
India's bowling attack, too, poses a threat to the opposition with Bhuvneshwar Kumar gleaning swing with the new ball, and Jasprit Bumrah finishing the things off in death overs. Umesh Yadav is bowling like a ring master making the batsmen dance on his tunes. So, India has got a perfect bowling combination. Now, this would be interesting to see as to how Lankan Batsmen face India's razor-sharp bowling attack.
Will team India continue their dominance over Sri Lanka as well in ICC Champions Trophy 2017?