The ongoing india Vs Sri Lanka test match series is keeping everyone excited with the men in blue leading the series all the way. With this, the two great titans are all set for the first ODI match scheduled for 10 December in Dharamshala. This ODI is going to be crucial for both the teams who will be lead by new captains. Let’s take a look at some of the insights about the much awaited ODI.
Rohit Sharma all set to lead team India for the first time.
The spectacular Rohit Sharma is ready to lead the Indian cricket team in the place of skipper Virat Kohli who has been rested for the one-day cricket series against Sri Lanka. The series is going to be extremely crucial for Rohit Sharma who will play his first stint as the India captain. The last time when Kohli was not part of the Indian team in an international match, across all formats, was also in Dharamshala when India was playing against Australia. India will have to give their 100% to continue with their winning streak.
Lanka to be lead by Thisara Perera in ODIs and T20s in the ongoing tour.
All-rounder Thisara Perera has been named as the Sri Lankan captain for the ODI series. Later in the series, Perera will also lead the T20 side. Earlier, Upul Thranga was handed over the responsibility of leading Lanka. Upal is said to have lost this opportunity due to his poor performance and slow over rates twice. It is important for the Lankans to win the match in order to leave a mark in their ongoing tour. Their recent performance has disappointed many fans. It is going to be interesting to see how Perera takes forward the Sri Lankan army.
The stunning venue of Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium for the ODI will be a treat for all the cricket-lovers!
Situated at an altitude of 1,457 m above the sea level with the snow-capped Himalayas in the background, the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium is a dream venue for cricketing. The stadium has beefed up security arrangements for the India Vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI.
India marching ahead towards a stunning victory in the ongoing test series.
In the ongoing cricket Test series, Sri Lanka trails 1-0 after a massive defeat by an innings and 239 runs by team India. Ravichandran Ashwin claimed eight wickets in the entire match. Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma lead team India for a stellar victory by scoring centuries. The third and final test match that began on 2 December is currently being played in Delhi.