The test match series was over with a Bang. India Sweep Sri Lanka 3-0. This is considered to be a historic win for India. A clean sweep. This is India’s first series away where the win has been wholesome and complete.
First test Victory - 304 runs
Second Test Victory - An Innings and 53 runs
Third Test Victory - An Innings and 171 runs.
After clinching first series victory in Sri Lanka, India now eye ODI. There is also a T20 series after this. This is the first time India tour Sri Lanka and play all three formats of the game.
The squad for Sri Lanka has been decided. Upul Tharanga will lead the team, with the hope to salvage some pride after the disaster that was the test series.
Team Sri Lanka
Upul Tharanga (captain), Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Chamara Kapugedera, Milinda Siriwardana, Malinda Pushpakumara, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lasith Malinga, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando
In: Milinda Siriwardana, Malinda Pushpakumara, Thisara Perera, Vishwa Fernando
Out: Asitha Fernando, Nuwan Pradeep, Asela Gunaratne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lahiru Kumara
Virat Kohli(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
India is gearing up big time as well. Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina have been dropped from the team after failing the Yo Yo Endurance Test. This test is considered to be one of the most vital amongst a series of fitness tests that the players have to go through and pass. Captain Kohli passed with flying colours.
Let’s take a look at my lineup for the first ODI.
Apart from the obvious absence of Dhoni, there is nothing surprising about my lineup. These players are consistent and are bound to perform. Sri Lanka will want to come back strongly. The ODI Series will be a good watch. Don’t miss out on all the action. Both on the field as well as on the app.
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 !!!