Preview: India vs Sri Lanka
India and Sri Lanka have played a staggering 141 ODIs against each other. India will take on Sri Lanka for the 142nd time in ODIs when the two sides clash in the third game of the tri-series on Tuesday in Jamaica. India have won 76 while Sri Lanka have only won 53 of those games, while one produced a tie and 11 gave no results.
After both sides were subjected to opening defeats by West Indies, they will need to notch up the first points to stay in contention for the final. India Team News: Exactly a week after defeating England in a thrilling final to lift the Champions Trophy, India were involved in yet another thriller but this time, they ended up on the losing side.
The batsmen failed to get going on a sluggish pitch and only a half-century by Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina's 44 helped India to a respectable score. In a short tournament, getting those first points is always crucial and India would be ruing their missed chance.
After all, it was only a one-wicket defeat and the game could have gone either way, had it not been for a gutsy show by Kemar Roach with the bat towards the end. India missed MS Dhoni's captaincy while they fielded after he suffered cramps while batting and Virat Kohli admitted as much.
They now meet Sri Lanka, a team they have dominated for a while now.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CricBuzz