One-Off-T20: Ind vs Sri
After a 5-0 win over the hosts, the teams gear up for the lone T-20 to be played on Wednesday at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. With half of the Srilankan side already injured their is not much for Srilanka to choose from. On other hand India have a full fleged squad and also a different one from which they faced West Indies. Taking into the account India have lost their previous T-20 against West Indies but they won the T-20 series against England at home in January 2017 and on other hand Srilanka lost at home against Bangladesh while chasing 177. Both teams are contrasting as one is the best team in all formats and other is under transition.
Talking about the last ODI, it was an all an Bhuneshwar show , he took his maiden 5 wicket hall and 2nd for India in the series. India batted well and chased down the target in 46 overs and Kohli amazed his 30th century to level Ricky Ponting at 2nd Position on the list of most ODI centuries.
Kohli scored his 30th Century to level Ricky Ponting at 2nd Position on the list of most ODI centuries.
Dhoni reached the World record of 100 stumpings by stumping out Dananjaya on Chahal’s delivery.
Also Virat Kohli completed 1000 runs in year 2017.
India might look to give KL Rahul a chance at top order with Rohit and Kohli at 3. Dhoni should play at 4, Manish could be the number 5 and Jadhav at 6. H.Pandya, Bumrah, Kuldeep, Axar Patel and Bhuvneshwar might get a go on basis of past experience in the game.
KL Rahul, Rohit(VC), Virat(C), Dhoni(Wk), M.Pandey, Jadhav, Patel, Pandya, Bumrah, Kuldeep, Bhuvneshwar.
No Idea what XI will Srilanka field after straight 8 losses in the series so far. But Upul Tharanga will captain the side and Dickwella will keep the stumps. This might be the last T-20 of Lasith Malinga.