August 18, 2008

India vs Sri Lanka ODI Preview and online live

I think India will try to take the revenge defeat of Asia Cup Cricket. If they can take the lead the series winning at Dambulla on 18 August on Monday so it could wipe out their previous upbeat moment. Sri Lanka is now the most popular teams in Asia. Although it seems that India is the best after winning the Twenty20 World Champions Trophy and the big and well performance during the inaugural IPL tournament but they have lost all of their glory of this crown.

In the Commonwealth Bank Tri-Nation series, when India was the most favorite and beat the World Champion Cricket Australia and also much loved Sri Lanka team. But the last two series that was held Kitply Cup Cricket in Bangladesh and Asian Cup Circket champions Trophy in Pakistan. This five match series is totally prestigious for Indian cricket team.

As usual, MS Dhoni will lead the India in the Idea Cup ODI series. Some other new players named to join in ODI series along with the other players of India team. The new players who will join with the other in the ODI squad are Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli and Subramaniam Badrinath, all-rounder Irfan Pathan and paceman Praveen Kumar. So, it is clear that Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament rises a big confident to select the new and young cricket for Indian team. Wicketkeeper-batsman Dhoni is confident to take the lead in the ODI series with his young squad. The members of the squad that will play the match are; India (From): Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Mahendra Singh Dhoni(w/c), Irfan Pathan, Praveen Kumar, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Rudra Pratap Singh, Subramaniam Badrinath, Virat Kohli, Munaf Patel, Parthiv Patel, Pragyan Ojha.

Asian Cricket Champion Sri Lanka is thinking to hold their pervious performance both ODI and Test Series. In Lankan squad, there are some key players both batting and bowling side whose has a great confidence on them to turn the way of the match. Especially, the most popular batsman in the world Sanath Jayasuriya and some well formed players Kumar Sangakkara(w), Mahela Jayawardene(c). Although Sanath Jayasuriya who is 36 aged but his activities in ODI is totally any new batsmen crazy. I did not see any players like him who is always well formed moreover in this age. Everyone always thinks about Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara is the best players but Sanath Jayasuriya not less important than them.

Sri Lankan bowling side considers as a strong and well formed all over the world now. During the serious moment of the team who for all time help the team with his strong bowling is none but Chaminda Vaas. Other bowling figures Malinda Warnapura, Mahela Udawatte, Kaushalya Weeraratne, Jehan Mubarak also good here. World most wicket taker Muttiah Muralitharan and new magic bowler Ajantha Mendis makes the squad well fitted.

Ten Sports, that is most popular sports satellite channel, will show the ODI matches Live for the Cricket fans. Even you will get a lot of website that will show the matches live in different way. So, enjoy the matches in different media. Source