India v Sri Lanka: Asia Cup 2014, watch live TV cricket streaming – game preview

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Where: Fatukkah

When: 08.00 (GMT)

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India and Sri Lanka have been guilty of indulging each other in the past, they are the most frequently paired-up opponents in ODI cricket, but this one promises to be different.

For starters it has been seven months since they played against each other. More importantly they are playing in a tournament whose every match is crucial by the way of a difficult qualification for the final.

Only two teams out of five progress, and there is no way any game can be taken lightly.

These two are young, fresh-looking teams. So gone out should be the contemptuous familiarity that used to fill up the air around an India-Sri Lanka contest. For the first time in a long time, each team has established players whose main body of work hasn’t come against the other.

Shikhar Dhawan has played only four matches against Sri Lanka. Dinesh Chandimal has played 14 out of 78 against India. There are new players coming through such as Chaturanga de Silva and Ambati Rayudu.

In the likes, however, of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, and Kumar Sangakkara and Lasith Malinga, this is a mere renewal of vows. In a new setting, under new captains, just to add a little spice to the relationship.

A familiar script should run through this coming back: both the teams will be eager to chase. India love chasing, and dew is never too far in the evenings.

Sri Lanka, who won their first match batting first against Pakistan, know India are different.

They will want Indian bowlers, their weaker suit, to be in the middle when the key parts of the match are being played out.


India (probable) 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Rohit Sharma, 3 Virat Kohli (capt.), 4 Ajinkya Rahane, 5 Ambati Rayudu, 6 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Mohammed Shami, 11 Varun Aaron/Ishwar Pandey

Sri Lanka (probable) 1 Kusal Perera, 2 Lahiru Thirimanne, 3 Kumar Sangakkara (wk), 4 Mahela Jayawardene, 5 Dinesh Chandimal, 6 Angelo Mathews (capt.), 7 Thisara Perera, 8 Chaturanga de Silva, 9 Sachithra Senanayake, 10 Lasith Malinga, 11 Suranga Lakmal

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