India are just one step close to semis berth. They defeated their arch rivals, Pakistan, in emphatic fashion. India dominated Pakistan both with bat and ball. Now they are double confidant facing their neighbors in the east, Srilanka. Srilanka are coming into the this game after a defeat against porteas. Rain god’s blessings are needed as there is forty percent chance to rain according to forecast. Indian team could not practice due to rain.
Sri Lanka are no more considered a threat to any team these days. Their position in the intl arena is deteriorating. Their skipper Upul tharanga is been suspended for two games due to bad over rate. This is a huge loss for Srilanka as he is in form of his life. Angelo Mathews is anticipated to join the squad. But, he will play only as batsman. Lack of quality batsman is a major concern for Srilanka for a long time. Srilanka started of great against South Africa. They scored first 100 in just 8 overs. But their middle order had put up a flop show. They bowlers had done great to restrict South Africa under 300 in fifty overs. AT one point of time South African Dressing room went nervous. If rain abandons the game. Its curtains for Sri Lanka’s hopes. Lasith Malinga lost his pace now a days. But he is still ominous with his lenght variation.
India will contemplating to play Ashwin as Srilankan team has seven left handers. Yuvraj stood out in the match at Edgebaston. He scored a quick fifty. Pamdya is emerging as an perminant player in Indian squad. His pace can touch 140Kmph easily. He can also play long innings and finish matches too.He scored 80 runs in just 54 balls.
India to win the match.
Virat Kohli to top score.
Ashwin to pick up three wickets.