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

India has been totally dominating this tournament. Three out of three tests, two ODIs played and both won. The second match saw India win by D/L method. There was a lot of tension in the match despite it not being a high scoring one. Sri Lanka scored 231. India made it. With a lot of drama of course. Fernando was brought in at the 45th over. He managed two legal deliveries and then a wide that handed India her three-wicket victory. Out of the nine Indian batsmen, five of them didn’t even cross ten. Will that be a point of concern? Akila Dananjaya took six wickets. He looks like a good man on your team. I picked him.

This is the third ODI coming up. India is on top of their game and might possibly be open to experimenting and bringing in fresh talent. If you were the captain, who would you pick?

My lineup
Batsmen
VIrat Kohli
Kusal Mendis
Shikhar Dhawan
Lokesh Rahul
Ajinkya Rahane
Bowlers
Jasprit Bumrah
Malinda Pushpaku
Akila Dananjaya
Wicket-Keeper
N Dickwella
MS Dhoni
All-Rounder
Hardik Pandya

Sri Lanka now plays for her pride. It will be a high-tension match.
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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