India vs Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl. After winning the toss, Dinesh Chandimal says,”We are bowling first. This pitch looks good. We need to restrict them and get the total in the second half. We are playing seven batsmen and four bowlers.”
India vs Sri Lanka – Live Score:
Rohit Sharma says,”We’re not worried about losing the toss. Yes, this pitch seems to look good, we need to come out and play good cricket for 40 overs. I want to start the series on a fresh note. It’s a perfect opportunity for the youngsters to showcase their skills. They have done well in the domestic tournaments.”
Rohit Sharma is one of the top 5 run scoring openers in T20Is considering 1st Jan 2017 however his record against Sri Lanka leaves plenty to be desired. He has scored 315 runs in 12 matches and is the 4th maximum run-scoring opener in T20Is in this period. He has a strike fee of 172.13.
But in Sri Lanka, he has a totally mediocre strike rate of 115.85 that’s his lowest in any country inside the sub-continent. He has also opened the batting simply as soon as in Sri Lanka in 6 innings. This came throughout India’s tour of Sri Lanka in 2017: previous to that, he batted at 4, 5, 6 & 7 between 2009 and 2012 in SL. Interestingly, in all his innings had been on the R. Premadasa Stadium, in which all of the suits for the Nidahas Trophy are scheduled.
India vs Sri lanka Team Details:
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik(w), Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Vijay Shankar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal(w/c), Kusal Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep.