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Preparations in Full Swing in Barabati Stadium as India, Sri Lanka All Set for 1st ODI

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Preparations in Full Swing in Barabati Stadium as India, Sri Lanka All Set for 1st ODI

October 30
11:16 2014

srilanka1New Delhi, Thursday, October 30 – Next few days are going to be very exciting for the cricket fans who have been waiting impatiently for a solid contest to witness, especially when West Indies called off tour of India in the midway a couple of weeks ago over pay dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). In view of the fact that Sri Lanka are to fill the void and play 5-match ODI Series, the hopes to watch amazing show on the field have now got the wings.

The first One-Day International match is hosted by Barabati Stadium, Cuttack. The entire preparations to host the game in a perfect manner are being made. The organizers do not want to leave any space for the cricketers and supporters to complain in this regard. This is the reason why an eagle eye is put to all the arrangements, right from the beginning till the end. The matches between India and Sri Lanka automatically grab eyeballs for the reason that the two teams have met face to face in crucial tournaments and at decisive stage. Every single happening of 2011 World Cup Finale match must be fresh in the minds of viewers.

The terror of Lasith Malinga and terrifying bowling attack of the neighbor country was adequate to send India at the back foot. Despite the fact that Sri Lankan squad set an attainable total of 274 runs on the score board for the loss of 6 wickets and Indian being capable of achieving the same thanks to powerful performance of the teammates, it was not easy for the audience to believe that the ‘men in blue’ will lift the World Cup trophy. But this happened when India scored 277 runs in just 48.2 overs and gave cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar see his team as the champ prior to his retirement.

Sri Lanka have also defeated Indian on more than a few occasions. In fact, some contests were so close that the final outcome was supposed to come on the final over of the match. Keeping the previous competitions between these two strong teams, people are expecting the upcoming ODI series to quite interesting. Since the first match will take place on Sunday, November 2, a good gathering is likely to be seen in the stadium. Efforts from Virat Kohli-led India will be made to thrash the rivals and take the lead. Winning at this stage is important when every player wishes to see himself stronger, positive and determined to stand out amid other in the Cricket World Cup 2015. A win at this spot will certainly put pressure on the opponent when confront each other in the biggest carnival of this sport.

Further matches of the tournament will take place at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, Eden Gardens in Kolkata and JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi. It would be attention-grabbing to watch which ‘playing XI’ emerges as a victor at the end particularly when Indian and Sri Lankan cricketers are familiar with the mood of the pitch thanks to several contests of 50-50 and 20-20 over matches. Get ready for the excitement as the show is slated to start after a few days.

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