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India, Sri Lanka ODI Tournament Starts Early Next Month; Opening Match in Cuttack

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India, Sri Lanka ODI Tournament Starts Early Next Month; Opening Match in Cuttack

October 27
12:18 2014

srilanka1New Delhi, Monday, October 27 – Finally audiences will get to see nail-biting contests early next month as India and Sri Lanka are to compete against each other in the 5 One-Day International matches, which are likely to be holding a lot to entertain them. The first 50-50 over match will take place at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, on November 2. It is almost certain that a number of viewers will make efforts to witness solid game between the two strong teams for the reason that Cricket World Cup 2015 is set to kick off in the month of February.

Since India lifted the 2011 World Cup trophy, they will leave no stone unturned to defend the title being a tough competitor. But to turn this dream into reality, every cricketer of the blue squad is supposed to put his best foot forward. Despite the fact that some players like Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja recently did well against the West Indies team, which flew back home over the pay dispute, hastily terminating their tour of India, they will have to try to zero the chances of making any sort of mistake at any point.

The excitement level will be up in the 2nd match as well that has been slated to take place on November 6, at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera. The third, fourth and fifth ODIs are will be hosted at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, Eden Gardens in Kolkata and JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on 9, 13 and 16 of the same month. It is certainly be considered best instant for both India and Sri Lanka to hone their skills and work harder to fix blunders they make at different time intervals. To score big while batting first or chasing the target confidently is without a doubt extremely important, especially when time for cricket carnival is getting nearer. This is simply because of the fact that huge runs on the board boost confidence and lessen the probability of losing the match. But this doesn’t mean that bowling and fielding zones should be left as it is. Unquestionably, huge scope of improvement is needed on these two aspects.

India have amazing fielders in the team who are always ready to save as many as runs they can whenever a clever shot is hit by the batsmen, making best use of the poor deliveries bowled by both experienced and inexperienced bowlers. The only thing is dust off their talents. The more they save, the higher becomes the chance of pocketing victories. It hardly matters for the teammates that who are the rivals in different tournaments but only at a stage when they are robust enough to exhibit superb play and do their part in the best way possible. However, when opponents know about the weak areas, they try to grip footing by doubling the mode of attack.

This fact can’t be ignored that the ‘men in blue’ will have to work on their line and length if they actually wish to build pressure right from the beginning. A good ball can change the entire scenario if a crucial wicket is taken at a right occasion. It is the finest opportunity for India and Sri Lanka to overcome issues and failures what they faced in the past and be prepared for the big show next year. Innumerable things can be learnt in the upcoming series and good and poor show will be watched by every cricket fan, who is anticipating a close contest throughout November.

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