India is completely wounded with a series of failures on this tour to Australia. Now they are landed in a circumstance where they not only have to win but also gain a bonus point and then wait for the last match if Australia can beat Sri Lanka. After three defeats on the trot, asking for a win with a bonus point is a daunting task for India.
India will be playing almost their last match on this tour to restore some pride. After this India would play in Asia Cup 2012 which would feature Srilanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh also. Srilanka will play Asia Cup with higher confidence if they can make it to the finals of CB Series 2012.
Virender Sehwag is the biggest worry for Indian batting lineup followed by unstable form of Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and Sachin Tendulkar. Gambhir looks in form like Dhoni but even they need to score big. Rahul Sharma may get an entry in this match replacing out of form Ravindra Jadeja.
Srilanka would be in a comfortable position as even a loss here can take them to finals if they don't concede a bonus point to India.