Thursday, July 11, 2013

India vs Srilanka - Tri Series 2013 Final

India vs Srilanka 

India creates wonders and plays like world champions yet again. Once believed to be almost eliminated and criticised all over, this team bounced back so hard to win two matches with bonus points! They didn't only make it to the finals but also topped the table. With India making an entry to the finals with Srilanka, West Indies campaign came to an end in this tri series. Ten Cricket and Ten Sports will telecast the final live on TV in India.

Srilanka did a decent job against India after they lost to West Indies in the first match. Srilanka defeated India by a huge margin go get a bonus point and stay in contention for the finals. That was the time it seemed India is already eliminated. But India defeated West Indies with a bonus point. Meanwhile Srilanka defeated West Indies and made their entry to finals even tougher. India played Srilanka again in a virtual semi final where winning the match with a big margin was a must for India. Everything fell in India's pockets where they defeated Srilanka with a bonus point and made a march towards the final.

The above explanation may sound confusing but that is how the overall course of this tri series has been so far. It has been absolutely interesting! Above all there is another good news for Indian cricket fans. MS Dhoni is likely to return as he looks pretty fit now. He was seen in the warm up sessions and even Kohli indicated that he may play in the finals.

Rohit Sharma is in good form. He isn't scoring too big but he is scoring consistently well. Dhawan has been good in patches and so has been Kohli. Raina needs to score more. Karthik looks a bit out of touch since the Champions Trophy warm up matches. Bowling wise India is doing pretty well. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar has been the pick of the bowlers. He took four wickets in last match against Srilanka. Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma can provide a helping hand to Kumar. R Ashwin and R Jadeja can do wonders with the spin bowling.

Srilanka can't be written off even though they have been an easy customers for India in the recent past. If likes of Tharana or Jayawardene click, it would be really hard for Indian bowlers to bowl well. Sangakkara bats well under pressure. It is good to see skipper Mathews in good form with bat and ball after a long time. Eranga has been impressive in his short career so far. Malinga needs to play a major role if Srilanka has to win the finals.

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