Dhoni’s men need to perform
With losing the first match in the year and only one win, it looks tough for the Indians to compete. The win against the Banglas would surely have put them in high spirits.
In India’s point of view, even if Zak is there, there is no proper consistency. These guys should surely perform to make the Men in Blue win the match. Even if the batsmen score +, it will be tough for them to defend. The fielding surely has improved since the Sri Lankan tour of India last year.
More important factor is the Men in Blue bowled overs as extras. This should be reduced as this is too much for a No. team. The pressure lies on Zak and Nehra as they both have to perform.
India lacks death bowling. They conceded runs in last overs even to a team like Bangladesh. They should reduce the number of full tosses bowled.
Battings concerns are less this time. Even as the top order fails, Dhoni doesn’t have much pressure as the middle order is playing well.
In The Islander’s point of view, win, win is the only mantra. They have started their year in a very high note with wins out of . Now with Dilshan is back in the team it will be a moral booster for the Lankans. In the last match, promoted up the order Mahela could screw the bowling apart. Now that Mahela is back in form it adds high capability to the middle order. Even though there are injury concerns for them win is the only mantra and they are the guys with full potential.
The bowling as usual is in superb form. Perera, Kulasekara, Randiv, Lakmal, Welegedera are in superb form.
Nothing to tell about their form as they are doing wonders.
Dew factor will be as usual. Win the toss field first.
India: MS Dhoni (capt/wk), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, S Sreesanth
Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (capt/wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Thilan Samaraweera, Thilina Kandamby, Thissara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suraj Randiv, Suranga Lakmal, Chanaka Welegedara