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Exciting ODI Series on the Cards as Old Rivals Gear Up to Kick Off Slated Match with a Win

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Exciting ODI Series on the Cards as Old Rivals Gear Up to Kick Off Slated Match with a Win

October 28
10:11 2014

viratNew Delhi, Tuesday, October 28 – Cricket is all about fun and excitement. The way teams start performing right from the onset of the contest decides their fate at the end. The more they pour, the more they learn. Players can’t afford losing inspiration, which is the key to keep the fire burning within and boost them to do well in the slated competitions. If truth be told, it is not easy for any country to defeat India on their soil. Thanks to knowledge about the mood of the pitch and familiarity with weather conditions, India stay on strong side.

In view of the fact that the schedule for 5-match ODI series between India and Sri Lanka has lately been revealed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), viewers anticipate interesting game between bat and ball. Unquestionably, batting line-up of the host is solid. It would certainly be crucial to notice what attempts are made by the young and experienced combination of the talent to put stress on the rivals. Since Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been given rest, dynamic cricketer Virat Kohli will lead the ‘men in blue’ against Sri Lanka. The big shock for the team is to drop right-arm fast-medium bowler Mohammed Shami due to an injury in leg. His presence could have alone led the bowling attack of India in a finer manner for the reason that he brilliantly performed this year. The big question arises here is this – is the overdose of cricket will make potential cricketers to be out of ODI series, which starts early next month, in opposition to the guest!

It is quite interesting to notice who among Ambati Rayudu, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh are given the optimal chance to exhibit their natural play on the field. Definitely, efforts will be made to form an energetic ‘playing XI’ which can robustly face the Sri Lankan cricketers whether focus is on bowling, batting or fielding. Here is to mention that since only a few months time remain for Cricket World Cup to start, attention will be paid to prepare probable players for the big show. For this, they may be included in the group for the upcoming 50-50 over matches or given rest to gather confidence and energy for the cricket carnival. All in all, exciting angles & speculations about the possible team are generating interest amongst the audiences especially when West Indies pulled out tour of India in the middle, dampening the spirit of sports.

As of now, both India and Sri Lanka are all set to make strategies against each other, to win the match and take the psychological advantage before flying for Australia and New Zealand. There is no doubt that the 2011 World Cup winners are much familiar with pitches of Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, Eden Gardens, Kolkata and JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi, but it would be a mistake to keep aside the know-how of Sri Lanka on the same. Since some of their top players have played in these cities during IPL and ODI matches in the recent past. Taking that point into consideration, it wouldn’t be ideal to assume the opponents weak at all. Besides this, who can forget their immaculate show in the WC finale four years ago against India? Unquestionably the home team was slight ahead of Sri Lanka but they are undeniably tough contenders. What preparations will Kohli and selected teammates make for the approaching tournament are watched by cricket fans as they want nothing less than victory this time as well. Let us wait and watch what happens next.

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