India VS Srilanka Fourth ODI Preview,Scorecard
Even after losing the series, Hosts have a purpose to play for. They cannot afford to lose any of the final two games to directly Qualify for the 2019 champions cup. With the momentum they are on, it seems next to impossible. They were no match to Indian team in any department. In the era where 300 is a modest total, Srilanka never touched 250 in the ODI series. In all the three ODI’s srilanka batted first. May be they will be chasing in fourth ODI because India would also like vet their defending skills. Akhila Dhanunjaya is the only positive vibe Srilanka had in this tour so far. Even Lasith malinga failed to make Indian batsmen struggle.
Skipper Virat Kohli already mentioned post match conference that he would experiment with team composition as they have won the series already. He said he wanted to know the form status of his bench. So many changes can be anticipated from Indian side. First change we assume is Rohit Sharma being replaced. Rohit Sharma might get rest and Ajinkya Rehane open the batting. Other two changes we anticipate are Mohammed Shammi and Umesh Yadav getting a game in place of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvaneswar Kumar. Shradhul Thakur might wear his first ODI cap for ODI.
Dhoni to play his 300th ODI
Dhoni will achieve a rare feet on Thursday. Dhoni, one the legends Indian team has ever produced, is going to play his 300th ODI. He has played a crucial role in last two ODI’s. He once again proved that he is master at finishing games. He managed to put on a century run partnership with a number 9 position in to win a game in second ODI. Even in third ODI he built an 157 run partnership with Rohit Sharma. Dhoni is also one stumping away from one hundred stumpings.
India to bat first.
Virat Kohli will score century.