After gaining an upper hand in their opening game, the men in blue have their foot on the right track and will be pedaling their way to take them a step closer to clinch the series. But then, it won’t be a stroll across the park for Virat Kohli and his boys as they can […]
After gaining an upper hand in their opening game, the men in blue have their foot on the right track and will be pedaling their way to take them a step closer to clinch the series.
But then, it won’t be a stroll across the park for Virat Kohli and his boys as they can expect a rejuvenation in the wounded Sri Lankan camp.
Venue: Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
Time: 1:30 p.m. IST
Sri Lanka wins the toss and elected to bat first. Kusal replaces Tharanga, while Ravindra Jadeja replaces Varun Aaron.
India got it right in the first game. They observed the dent in the Lankan line up which was due to the absence of Lasith Malinga and Rangana Herath and India capitalized on the same.
A win was a sort of confirmation ever since runs started flowing. They would only be keen to repeat the same when they face Lanka in Ahmedabad today.
Varun Aaron can be expected to be the only change considering the contribution from the rest. His injury has paved the way for all-rounder Stuart Binny and he can be expected to feature in the starting XI.
Prior to entering the first game, the Lankan squad might not have thought of such a mishap to happen, even with a couple of big names absent in the opposition, but it happened.
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Inability to restrict the huge score may have accounted for a major share in their loss, but their batting front neither looks adamant of taking the fight on to the bowlers.
The blend of the heavily experienced trio of Jayawardene, Sangakkara and Dilshan along with the young players who are eyeing to seize the ticket to World Cup would be what Sri Lanka would be looking forward to.
The consistency factor has been missing in their willow-works, and a resurrection may give the Lankans a chance to stay awake for the rest of the series.