See How Players and Pitch is Ready For Next Cricket War ! Ind vs SLK

See How Players and Pitch is Ready For Next Cricket War ! Ind vs SLK

Team India are heading into the limited-overs series on the back of a historic 3-0 whitewash of the hosts in the recently-concluded Test series. Kohli though has been tasked with the job of leading a new-look Indian side, which has been chosen keeping in mind the preparations for 2019 Cricket World Cup.Ravi Shastri will be at the helm of the Indian One Day International team for the first time as full-time coach when Virat Kohli’s men take on Sri Lanka in the first of the five-match ODI series in Dambulla on Sunday, August 20.
India’s bowling unit looks complete despite the absence of big names. Shardul Thakur is unlikely to get into the playing XI with the availability of ODI specialists Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah.
Kohli’s preference for wrist-spinners would also mean Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav getting nods ahead of left-arm spinner Axar Patel.Veterans Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina have been axed after they failed fitness tests, while MS Dhoni will be facing an acid test.The former India captain has to consistently perform if he is to retain his place in the side, according to chief selector MSK Prasad.
On the other hand, India will also be without their spin twins R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja and pace duo of Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav as all of them have been rested ahead of the upcoming home season, in which India will take on Australia, New Zealand and a visiting Sri Lankan team.With KL Rahul primed for the No. 4 position, it will be a three-way tussle between Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane and Kedar Jadhav for the No. 5 slot.The availability of regular openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan comes as a big boost to the team.
Dhoni and Hardik Pandya will be key men in the middle order, especially in the absence of all-rounders Ashwin and Jadeja.Bangladesh had won an ODI against Sri Lanka earlier this year after posting 300-plus. The Dambulla pitch is expected to offer enough for the batsmen once again.There reportedly is a possibility of showers late in the evening and thus the day-night game might witness some interruptions

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