Kumar Sangakkara is in good form and will be a threat for India © AFP
Kumar Sangakkara is in good form and will be a threat for India © AFP

 

 

Feb 28, 2014

 

India and Sri Lanka resume their relation after facing frequently in 2013. India came into this encounter with a thumping win against Bangladesh while Sri Lanka escaped with a narrow win against Pakistan by 12 runs. Virat Kohli will once again be the player to watch out for.

 

Fatullah has seen high-scoring matches in recent times, but a 300-plus score hasn’t yet been achieved. Expect these two teams to do the honours. Be it a feather-bed or a turner, Mathews will think more than twice before choosing to bat first, if he wins the toss. And on expected lines, he decided to put India into bat first.

 

Teams:

 

India: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Stuart Binny.

 

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (c), Dinesh Chandimal, Chaturanga de Silva, Mahela Jayawardene, Ajantha Mendis, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis, Kusal Perera (wk), Thisara Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Sachithra Senanayake, Lahiru Thirimanne.

 

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