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With Virat Kohli being rested, Rohit Sharma will lead India within the three-match One-Day Worldwide (ODI) series against Sri Lanka, beginning Sunday at Dharamshala. After a commanding efficiency within the Checks, the Rohit-led aspect will eye yet one more whitewash in opposition to the Lankan lions.
Nonetheless, the first goal for chief coach Ravi Shastri and Rohit will likely be to decipher the varied mixtures in each batting and bowling departments as star batsman Ajinkya Rahane is currently struggling with the willow. With cooler confines and bouncy circumstances in play, toss might be a vital issue within the opening ODI.
Having received 5 straight bilateral collections other than reaching Champions Trophy closing, a Three-Zero win will put India on prime of ICC ODI rankings, overtaking South Africa.
Sri Lanka vs India, 1st ODI – Live Cricket Score, Commentary, live Stream: Even without captain Kohli, a formidable batting line-up comprising Rohit, Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni might show too scorching to deal with for the Islanders. Whereas the opening slot appears locked with Rohit and Dhawan on the prime, Rahane is more likely to get an opportunity on the quantity three places with Kohli given a much-needed relaxation.
Nonetheless, if Dhawan, who was down with the viral fever on Saturday, pulls out then Rahane might be seen opening the innings.
The trendy Mumbai batsman had scored three half-centuries and 100 within the bilaterals in opposition to West Indies in June-July, earlier than blasting 4 successive fifties in opposition to Australia at dwelling.
The one ODI recreation that he performed in opposition to Sri Lanka this 12 months, Rahane scored simply 5 earlier than stumbling upon a tough patch within the Check collection in opposition to Sri Lanka.
With the South Africa Check collection not far away, the crew administration will surely need their favorite ‘Jinks’ to interrupt the jinx.
Kedar Jadhav has been dominated out as a result of damage, Shreyas Iyer or Manish Pandey would possibly get a look-in. Karthik had scored a fifty within the two possibilities that he acquired within the West Indies collection, whereas in opposition to New Zealand the wicket-keeper batsman hit scores of 37, 64 not out and four not out within the three video games.
Dhoni, then again, had confronted criticism when he struggled to get going within the second T20I in opposition to New Zealand which the hosts misplaced by 40 runs and the previous skipper will look to silence his detractors.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya will proceed to be an important cog in India’s wheel as he completes what has been an exception 12 months in worldwide cricket for him.
One amongst orthodox leg-break bowler Yuzvendra Chahal and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav will likely be within the enjoying XI together with Axar Patel, whose major job is to limit runs.
Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will spearhead the tempo division and the guests may have a troublesome time coping with them within the opening in addition to at demise overs.
Amongst others, will probably be attention-grabbing to see if skipper Rohit decides to present rookie Siddarth Kaul an opportunity as a 3rd pacer on the HPCA Stadium, which is anticipated to assist swing bowling.
Sri Lanka has proven the abdomen for a battle within the Delhi Check after barely managing to save lots of the primary Check in Kolkata and shedding the second at Nagpur and they might be desperate to erase the ignominy of shedding Zero-5 at dwelling in September.
The guests have been additionally humiliated Zero-5 by Pakistan of their final bilateral collection in October and it’ll take actually a particular effort from Thisara Perera’s males to tame India at their very own yard.
For Sri Lanka, Kusal Perera and Asela Gunaratne are returning to the crew after recovering from accidents and so much will rely on these gamers.
Sri Lanka will financial institution on younger batsman Dhananjaya de Silva, who scored a preventing century within the third Check to drive a draw at Delhi.
India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul.
Sri Lanka: Thisara Perera (capt), Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Chaturanga de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Sachith Pathirana, Kusal Perera.