Post an interesting first test match at Kolkata, now the all eyes are set on the as the Sri Lanka and India are readying for the second test at the city.
In Kolkata, India proved that it is a class team – the team gets all-out for 172 in the first innings – the team India and Virat Kohli really worked hard in the second innings to miss a win by 3 wickets but the bad weather affected the match badly.
Alongside the sublime ton from Virat Kohli in the second innings, the fast bowling pair of Shamni and Bhuvi ripped apart the Lankan batting order which marked the sharing of a total number of eight wickets between them at Kolkata test.
Now, that Bhuvneshwar Kumar is not part of this match and the all-rounder Vijay Shankar will be also going to display his skill on this Friday at Nagpur.
The second test match goes live from Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur from 24th November onwards. Until now, this is the same ground which hosted four international test matches.
India has recorded the highest total against New Zealand and scored off the nation is 566 for 8 in 165 Overs.
In the meantime for the Black Caps hold the uncertain record of scoring 175 (lowest on this pitch) against India. Overall, it’s a solid batting pitch so this ground can be helpful towards the fast bowlers too alongside the batsmen.
There we are having some expectation for this game India vs Sri Lanka from Shami, Vijay and Umesh Yadav.
The trio can give a couple of breakthroughs in the first session of Indian bowling and if they did so then it will be surely going to creates some problems for the Sri Lanka team.
Sri Lanka’s current form is not too well on the scoreboard but India is quite giving good performance these days.
But it is expected that Sri Lanka it will be a ride on the Vishwa Fernando and experienced Angelo Mathews during the test at Nagpur. If the Lankan duo starts troubling the Indian batsmen then the match is going to be the interesting one.
If Sri Lanka’s win in the series of this India vs Sri Lanka then it can work in favor of the team anyway. But India is also determined to prove its worth!
India has won 38 ODIs in Sri Lanka so far which is the most of them in any visiting country
India is one of the three teams to defeat Sri Lanka in three or more consecutive bi-lateral ODI series’. The other two are Australia and Pakistan.
India has won their last three bi-lateral ODI series’ in Sri Lanka.
India is the only team whose top order’s batting average is more than 50 in the last two years in ODIs.
Sri Lanka has lost most number of ODIs in last one year.
India’s win-loss record in last 10 ODIs is 6-4 while Sri Lanka’s is 4-6.
Recent form (Last 10 ODIs) – Most recent showed first
India: W, L, W, W, L, W, W, L, W, L
Sri Lanka: L, L, W, W, L, L, W, L, W, L
Some individual records in India-Sri Lanka ODI in Sri Lanka:
India: 363/5 at Colombo (RPS) in 2009
Sri Lanka: 320/8 at Colombo (RPS) in 2009
India: 103 at Colombo (RPS) in 2008 and at Dambulla in 2010
Sri Lanka: 142 at Dambulla in 2008
India: 1023 runs by Sachin Tendulkar (avg. 40.92)
Sri Lanka: 1580 runs by Sanath Jayasuriya (avg. 42.70)
Highest individual score
India: 150 by Gautam Gambhir at Colombo (RPS) in 2009
Sri Lanka: 133 by Kumar Sangakkara at Hambantota in 2012
India: 4 by Sachin Tendulkar from 28 innings
Sri Lanka: 3 by Sanath Jayasuriya from 39 innings
India: 33 wickets by Harbhajan Singh (SR – 35.3)
Sri Lanka: 31 wickets by Muttiah Muralitharan (SR – 57.4)
India: 6/59 by Ashish Nehra at Colombo (RPS) in 2005
Sri Lanka: 6/20 by Angelo Mathews at Colombo (RPS) in 2009
India: 11 by Sourav Ganguly from 22 matches
Sri Lanka: 17 by Mahela Jayawardene from 37 matches
Most wicket-keeping dismissals
India: 35 by MS Dhoni from 26 matches
Sri Lanka: 37 by Kumar Sangakkara from 29 matches
India: 29 by Sachin Tendulkar
Sri Lanka: 41 by Sanath Jayasuriya
– MS Dhoni needs to affect three stumpings to become the first wicket-keeper in ODI history to have 100 stumping dismissals.
– Lasith Malinga needs to take two wickets to become the fourth Sri Lankan bowler to take 300 ODI wickets.
India vs Sri Lanka: Statistics Alert
#1 – Both Sri Lanka and India have played 41 test matches against each other till now and the team India won 19 of them while Sri Lanka has won 7 of them. The remaining 15 tests ended in a draw.
#2 – The team India under the leadership of Kohli has won its last five series consecutively beating several high ranked teams.
#3 – Indian skippers Virat Kohli is all set to join the bandwagons 5000-run club by scoring just 238 runs more in this series.
#4 – Another century from Virat Kohli’s bat will make him India’s 6th highest century maker in test matches.
Likely playing 11
Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket Keeper), Umesh Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Vijay Shankar, Virat Kohli (Captain), K L Rahul, Murali Vijay, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami and Cheteshwar Pujara.
Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera/Lahiru Gamage, Niroshan Dickwella (Wicket Keeper), Dasun Shanaka, Dinesh Chandimal (Captain), Dumuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Suranga Lakmal, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimane and Vishwa Fernando.
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