Sri Lanka vs India 1st ODI Live Streaming | Cricket | 21 July 2012
Venue: Hambantota, Sri Lanka
Start Time: 14:30 local, 09:00 GMT, 14:30 IST
India, who have been playing regularly at Sri Lanka, find themselves at the same place again. Nothing against India vs Sri Lanka ODIs, but it has been happening too much lately.
But, it is a new season, and a new start for the both the sides. Both, Sri Lanka and India are considered to be the master of this format in Cricket. And therefore both the sides will not want to start this crucial series on a winning note.
The ground at Hambantota, is a new one. It was made for the World Cup but India did not play a single match their. So, this is the first time the Indians would be getting a taster of the wicket. If we go by recent records at this ground, it should be a perfect wicket for the bowlers, especially the spinners. And both the sides have got good spinners on their squad. India, with the likes of R Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha can definitely make it super hard for the Sri Lankan batsmen. Whereas, Sri Lanka too have a good spinner in their in armory with Rangana Herath and Dilshan can deliver a few overs of good spin too.
India do welcome back their pace spearhead Zaheer Khan, who has had a tumultuous time with injury and sot support him there is Umesh Yadav with his lively pace.
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Probable Starting 11
Sri Lanka – Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath
India – Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni (captain), Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, R Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Umesh Yadav, Pragyan Ojha