A lot has happened in the cricketing world since our last post. ICC Cricket rankings have seen a lot of shuffling. South Africa have climbed up the ladder to top ODI and Test rankings. Pakistan has defeated Australia in a test match. India were leading 2-1 against West Indies and the tour ended abruptly as the West Indies player decided to fly back home due to their issues with the WICB. A decision that worked in favour of cricket was Indian and Sri Lankan cricket board shaking hands for a short ODI series. Just to fill the place of West Indies, Sri Lankan board showed a sporting spirit to send their team for a five ODI match series. Watch India vs Srilanka 2014 live cricket streaming HD free online on Star Sports official website! Don't forget to also tune into ESPN Star Sports TV network in India for live telecast.
Here goes the full schedule of India vs Srilanka 2014 ODI series along with the warm up match details as well:
October 29th 2014
India A vs Sri Lanka Practice Match
November 2nd 2014
India vs Srilanka 1st ODI Match
November 6th 2014
India vs Srilanka 2nd ODI Match
November 9th 2014
India vs Srilanka 3rd ODI Match
November 13th 2014
India vs Srilanka 4th ODI Match
November 16th 2014
India vs Srilanka 5th ODI Match
Manoj Tiwary will lead India A side for the warm up match to be played at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Here is the India A squad for the warm up match: Manoj Tiwary (captain), Unmukt Chand, Manan Vohra, Karun Nair, Parvez Rasool, Karn Sharma, Stuart Binny, Dhaval Kulkarni, Jaspreet Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Sanju Samson, Manish Pandey and Kuldeep Yadav.
Sri Lankan team will be led by Angelo Mathews. Here is the full Srilankan squad: Angelo Mathews (captain), Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dhammika Prasad, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Ashan Priyanjan, Niroshan Dickwella, Lahiru Gamage, Chaturanga de Silva, Seekuge Prasanna and Suraj Randiv.
Meanwhile Dhoni fans would be disappointed to know that he has decided to rest for first three ODIs. Another shot at the captaincy for Virat Kohli! Indian squad for the first three ODI matches is as follows:
Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Akshar Patel, Dhawal Kulkarni, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Murali Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Wriddhiman Saha, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Varun Aaron.
Just a brief look at India vs Srilanka ODI records:
Within a span of 1974 to 2014, India has played 144 ODI matches against Srilanka - won 78 and lost 54. One match was tied and 11 ended without any result.
Sachin Tendulkar has scored maximum runs in ODI matches involving these two teams. He scored 3113 runs in 84 matches with eight centuries and 17 fifties. Jayasuriya is to follow with 2899 runs in 89 matches with seven tons and 14 half centuries.
Muttiah Muralitharan has clinched 74 wickets in 63 matches with best bowling figures of 7 for 30. Chaminda Vaas is second on the list followed by Zaheer Khan on third spot. Vaas has 70 wickets in 61 matches while Zaheer has 66 in 48 matches. Following two are again Indian bowlers viz. Harbhajan Singh and Ajit Agarkar.
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