A series abruptly ends with a whole test series and a T20 match yet to be played and all of a sudden another team flies and plays a short ODI tour. Anything can happen in Cricket! Isn’t it? West Indies called off the tour after the conclusion of 4th ODI and Sri Lanka wholeheartedly accepted BCCI’s request to make a short tour. In the end India plays Sri Lanka at home in a five ODI match series.
Know more about the schedule here:
2 November 2014 – 1st ODI at Cuttack
6 November 2014 – 2nd ODI at Ahmedabad
9 November 2014 – 3rd ODI at Hyderabad
13 November 2014 – 4th ODI at Kolkata
16 November 2014 – 5th ODI at Ranchi
The warm up match ended in India’s favour as India A team piled up 382 runs – thanks to huge tons from Manish Pandey and Rohit Sharma. Sri Lankan innings was restricted to 294/9.
Here are the squads of both teams for first three ODIs-
India Squad – Virat Kohli (captain), W Saha, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhawal Kulkarni, Varun Aaron, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Amit Mishra, Murali Vijay and Akshar Patel.
Srilanka squad – Angelo Mathews (captain), Chaturanga de Silva, Seekuge Prasanna, Suraj Randiv, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Ashan Priyanjan, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera, Lahiru Gamage, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara and Dhammika Prasad.
Both the teams can consider this as a good opportunity to prepare for the forthcoming Cricket World Cup. Stay tuned with us for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 live streaming, telecast and preview. And we will keep you updated with the India vs Srilanka cricket series as well.