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

India’s tour of Sri Lanka is nothing short of a thumping success. They won the test series, bagging all three matches. Now, they have won the first ODI, by nine wickets nevertheless. The target was a modest 217. India had 50 overs to play and reached the target with a mammoth twenty odd overs to spare. That is really saying something. Dhawan slammed 132, having been dropped twice. That’s something the Sri Lankans only have themselves to blame for. Axar Patel took three wickets. The performance in the first ODI as well as the test match has been wholesome and satisfying.

The lineup that won on our fantasy app for the first ODI - Congratulations Sanket Walekar.
Shikhar Dhawan
Virat Kohli
Axar Patel
N Dickwella
Kedar Jadhav
Jasprit Bumrah
Y Chahal
D Gunathilaka
L Malinga
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
Upul Tharanga
He did not have Dhoni in his lineup either. Neither did I. Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews performed well too. As did Hardik Pandya

My lineup for the second ODI
Batsmen
Virat Kohli
Angelo Mathews
Upul Tharanga
Kusal Mendis
Shikhar Dhawan
Lokesh Rahul
Bowlers
L Sandakan
Kuldeep Yadav
Jasprit Bumrah
Wicket-Keeper
N Dickwella
All-Rounder
Axar Patel

What do you think?

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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