India vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2016: Here is an article from India365 with pre-highlights of 7th match in Asia cup between India vs Sri Lanka at Dhaka. India vs UAE match will be a simple match for India but the match against srilanka is not expected to be an icing on cake.
Absolutely, the Sri Lankan team is missing their senior players like Sangakara, Jayawardene as the current team is filled with experienced players who were out of form and new players with lack of experience in Internationals. The team has lost their last T20 match with host country Bangladesh with 24 runs. The senior players like Dilshan, Mathews, Perera who has good exposure at T20 are out of form which is good for team INDIA to enter semi-finals.
The bowling attack of Sri Lanka looks good when compared to their batting performance but it lacks experience.The team misses yorker specialist and who appointed as a captain for WT20, Lasith Malinga. With this bowling attack, they cannot restrict team India as their top order looks quite consistent.
India vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2016
As these many years, not only in the Asia cup for team India has problem with their bowling attack and not able to grab wickets at depth overs. With the joining of two young players Bumrah and Hardik, they have added strength to their bowling attack. However, the middle order batsman were not upto the mark and not attacking the bowl at depth overs where the team needs a good amount of runs to put in front of the opposition. Yuvi doesn’t look upto the mark but slowly he is showing some progress and achieving strength to face the opposition. We hope, he will be back in form for WT20 once again to entertain us.
The Sri lankan bowling attack has very young strength and looking confident to attack the Indian opening order. However, India should not overlook at the inexperienced Lankan bowling attack and they should remind the game happened in Pune on feb 9th,2016 where they lost to Lanka.
The Asia Cup 2016
The watch out players from Lankan team are Siriwardana who is in good touch with bat and bowl.
India’s opening batsmen who is in good touch with bat, Shikhar Dhawan was out of the game with Pakistan and Dhoni has given chance to Ajinkya Rahane who failed out to prove himself.
Virat Kohli is looking very confident and thrashing the bowlers with his bat. He is one of the watchable player for India along with Bumrah and Hardik. The Indian team still should look out for the middle order batsman’s performance including the cool captain Dhoni before they enter into the WT20.
The current Indian team has already played with Srilanka in their last series in India so the team is looking confident to play.However, the best team in 3 hours will win the game.
Overall, the spectators might expect the good entertainment and tough match between two teams.
India vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2016 – Indian Team
India vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2016 – Sri Lankan Team
India vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2016 Player Preview
Players in form:
Virat Kohli: Virat Kohli has been consistent in this 20 20 format. He has been in supreme form. The recently played T20 match against Pakistan should have boosted him with a lot of confidence in playing at different conditions. It was a great display of batting, he played Amir with lot of patience and technical brilliance. This shows his temperament and application towards the game. The area which he has to improve is the tendency to edge 4th and 5th stump line.
His last 5 performances: 49, 7, 50, 59*, 90*
Ravichandran Ashwin: In the recent years Ravichandran Ashwin has been the most consistent performer in the bowling department for the Indian team. He has been very accurate with his line and length. His strength is that playing without fear. He has been captain’s go to bowler. He can come in the beginning of the innings and bowl at 2 or 3 in power play or come in the final overs and restrict the scoring. The area which he has to improve is when batsman attacks his bowling he lacks consistency.
His last 5 performances: 2 for 13, 3 for 14, 4 for 8, 1 for 23, 0 for 31
Dinesh Chandimal: Dinesh chandimal has been root of Sri Lankan batting order in the recent past. He has been consistent with the bat for the Sri Lankan team. He is the biggest asset for team, though he is a middle order batsman he will open for team if required. He can keep wickets if team requires. He is a team’s man. The area which he he has to improve is stroke play and consistency.
His last 5 performances: 35, 31, 8, 50, 37
Lasith Malinga: He was the most successful T20 specialist bowler for the Sri Lankan team. He has came back with great and the fiery spell in the Asia Cup. But in the recent times his pace was reduced a bit with injury prone.
His last 5 performances: 2 for 43, 2 for 43, 2 for 19, 2 for 16, 4 for 26
India vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2016 Place to watch out for:
Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya: These 2 young players has been performing well for India. They both have solved All rounder and slog overs problem.
Chameera: This young Sri Lankan pacer is very consistent with his line and length and varies his pace.
Also India is likely to win the match against Srilanka but the Lankan team will definitely give it a go and they would for sure try to block India from getting into the top spot of the able in the Asia Cup 2016. India is most likely to win the match, not with major margin though. Srilanka will definitely fancy their chances make things much more difficult for Indian national cricket team lead by dhoni.
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