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Editor’s Pick (ODI): India - Sri Lanka IV

The men in blue are on a roll. They have won all the matches that they have played in Sri Lanka so far. And it annoyed the Sri Lankan fans at the stadium so much that they started throwing things onto the field. Now, we have also done that in the past. Remember the 1996 World Cup match in India. Semi-Finals. Both teams had a really really fantastic lineup. Remember the days of the Jaysuriyas and Ranatungas. That was the team that could hit a century in less than ten overs. And India, having just defeated Pakistan, were the obvious favourites. With a target of a fairly low 252, India could have made it. But wickets tumbled. And Kolkata could not handle it. Threw a tantrum (among other things) onto the field. The match was awarded to Sri Lanka.
And now, amidst Sri Lanka’s embarrassing defeat streak, the Sri Lankan selectors have thrown in the towel. All of them. Including Jayasuriya. They feel the need for fresh blood to pick players.
Tests
1st Test – India 600 & 240-3d beat Sri Lanka 291 and 245 by 304 runs
2nd Test –India 622-9d beat Sri Lanka 183 & 386 by an innings and 53 runs
3rd Test –India 487 beat Sri Lanka 135 & 181 by an innings and 171 runs
ODIs
1st ODI – Sri Lanka 216 lost to India 220-1 by 9 wickets
2nd ODI –Sri Lanka 236-8 lost to India 231-7 by 3 wickets (D/L method)
3rd ODI – Sri Lanka 217-9 lost to India 218-4 by 6 wickets


India now won’t mind experimenting and trying out new players. They have nothing to lose. Literally. I was thinking I should experiment with my lineup as well.
Word of advice - the one who scores most - make him your captain. Double your score.
Batsmen
Virat Kohli
Kusal Mendis
Shikhar Dhawan
Rohit Sharma
D Gunathilaka
Bowlers
B Kumar
Malinda P
Akila Dananjaya
Wicket-Keeper
MS Dhoni
N Dickwella
All-Rounder
Axar Patel
Go crazy. Not too much :)
Indu
P.S. Please note that the above-expressed opinions are purely the Editor’s. We do not take responsibility, nor can we guarantee the performance of the players. All the best !!!

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