Building a holistic relationship with the neighbours is quite vital on every front. Cricket has been one of the more popular ways to build and enhance the bond. This has worked quite well between India and Sri Lanka. In the world of cricket, the players share a very nice equation as well.Form
India and Sri Lanka have been in good form since the Champions Trophy that took place a while ago. Both India and Sri Lanka were in group B. India made it up to the finals and lost to Pakistan in what the Indian Fans would describe as a heart breaking match. Well, that’s Indian fans for you. Passionate and hard core. But with the team every step.
India lost to Sri Lanka in that tournament by 7 wickets. It was a very high scoring match where India made 321. Sri Lanka chased the score and won with 8 deliveries to spare. Sri Lanka might not have made it to the semi-finals but they still defeated India in the tournament.
2017 Test Match
India gets into this tournament with a new coach. Our very own Ravi Shastri. He has been associated with the game and the Indian Team in one way or the other. He is a professional through and through. It will be a good relationship is what one would predict. Time will tell.
Sri Lanka cannot be taken lightly, especially on home grounds. India knows it. Being the subcontinent, India will look to start with three spinners. Kuldeep Yadav will support R Ashwin (Who misses TNPL) and R Jadeja. Sri Lanka brings back Nuwan Pradeep to support D De Silva. The trio - Angelo Mathews, U Tharanga and N Dickwella form the pillars of the team.
Let’s take a look at one possible lineup
D De Silva
Do you agree? Or would you want this lineup? More batsmen than bowlers?
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