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India vs Sri Lanka Live T20 Cricket Match Pallekele
vaayuputha | August 6, 2012 at 08:22 pmby
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Just like every meal is followed by a dessert, India will wrap up their short tour of Sri Lanka with an one off T20I. With the T20 World Cup looming large, this match assumes significance for both teams. This will be the host's final T20I before the extravaganza and they would ideally like to fine tune their preparations. Of-course, the majority of their players will be part of the inaugural version of the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) which should be an ideal preparation going into the mega tournament.
On the other hand, India will start their preparations now. Having had a 6 week break, a luxury by Indian standards, India looked like the fresher team as they steamrolled the hosts in the 50 over contests. The scene now shifts to the shortest form of the game, one where the Indians have traditionally struggled. Having started off in a glorious fashion by winning the inaugural tournament, India's fortunes have nosedived in recent times. The 3 matches before the tournament will give the visitors an excellent opportunity to sharpen their skills.
Both teams have played each other 4 times and have shared the honours with 2 wins apiece. The last time these two met, Sri Lanka knocked India out of the 2010 T20 WC in a thrilling chase.
India are currently placed 7th in the ICC T20I rankings and a win against Sri Lanka will help them to fourth in the standings. The hosts, immaterial of a win or a loss, will remain in the third position.
Sri Lanka squad
DPMD Jayawardene*, AD Mathews, LD Chandimal, TM Dilshan, N Pradeep, HMRKB Herath, CK Kapugedera, SL Malinga, BMAJ Mendis, NLTC Perera, KC Sangakkara†, SMSM Senanayake, WU Tharanga, HDRL Thirimanne, I Udana
MS Dhoni*†, V Kohli, R Ashwin, AB Dinda, G Gambhir, Z Khan, PP Ojha, IK Pathan, AM Rahane, SK Raina, V Sehwag, R Sharma, RG Sharma, MK Tiwary, UT Yadav
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