|India v Sri Lanka 2014|
||vs|| Sri Lanka
ScheduleSunday, 9 November 2014 at 08:00 GMT / 08:00 UK / 13:30 IST
VenueRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
India picked up their rhythm against Sri Lanka in the ongoing five One Day International series by clinching the second match by a mega margin of six wickets. The Islanders managed 8-274 runs in the required 50 overs, the Blue Shirts chased the target quite easily by hammering 275 runs after losing four mere wickets and 33 balls to spare. The hosts already won the first game by a grand difference of 169 runs, lead the series at 2-0 and will anticipate enhancing it to 3-0. The Lankan Lions are capable of hitting back and will try to gasp the forthcoming game with their full zest.
Ambati Raydu blasted 121 runs off 118 balls in the second ODI whereas Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli chipped in with 79 and 49 while Ajinkya Rahane along with Suresh Raina are in bright form. The bowling department is being nicely guarded by Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Akshar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravichandran Ashwin.
Angelo Mathews played a great unbeaten knock of 92 for the Islanders and Kumar Sangakkara contributed 61. Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Kusal Perera and Ashan Priyanjan are due for big innings whereas Lahiru Gamage, Dhammika Prasad, Thisara Perera and Suraj Randiv are required to be more accurate in their bowling.
Sunday, November 9, 2014 @ 08:00 GMT, 13:30 local at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad. The venue owned by Hyderabad Cricket Association was established in 2004, has the capacity of 55,000 and is the home ground of Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Mostly sunny with the temperatures around 20-31ᵒC.
Virat Kohli will opt to chase after winning the toss while Angelo Mathews will decide according to the situation.
The wicket is good for batting but it will assist more to the pacers. The Men in Blue have played four ODIs there, won against England, lost two vs. Australia and South Africa clinched another.
India – Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Wriddhiman Saha, Akshar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma.
Sri Lanka – Angelo Mathews (C), Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Seekuge Prasanna, Ashan Priyanjan, Thisara Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Lahiru Gamage, Suraj Randiv.
Team India is in great flow and will win the game and the series.