India vs Sri Lanka ODI and T20 Series - Sri Lankan Surprise or India's Series?

India vs Sri Lanka ODI and T20 Series Preview

India were purely dominant in the test series beating Sri Lanka 3-0. Kohli and his team is on a roll in test arena nearing the records of England and Australia in terms of series wins. Talking about the limited over series now, will this bring some surprises from Sri Lanka or will it again be games belonging to India? While the latter looks more likely, let's expect some glimpses of outstanding performances from Sri Lanka in the limited version of cricket.

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MS Dhoni and this series

With the selectors clearly stating that MS Dhoni now has to prove his mettle to reserve his place in the team, this series becomes important for him. With the next world cup two years down the line, majority of the cricket experts and fans want to see him in the World Cup 2019 squad. But with the clear stance from the selectors, its time for Dhoni to go out there; play freely and hit some big scores.

Sri Lanka under pressure

India could have posted a second string team in Test matches to beat Sri Lanka. Things don't look different in the ODI and T20 series either. They have to pull a rabbit out of their hat to beat this strong Indian team. They have had issues to read the bowling of Kuldeep Yadav. The Indian quickies have also managed to give the Lankan batsmen tough times. Above all, they need to win atleast two matches to stay in contention for the ICC World Cup 2019. While Sri Lanka can take some confidence from their win over India in the Champions Trophy, they need to be mentally prepared for this uphill task now on their own soil.

Indian Line Up

What could be the likely line up for India? Rohit Sharma would open the batting replacing the likes of Rahane. Shikhar Dhawan continues to be his partner. Kohli bats one down. Kedar Jadhav with his explosive batting and tricky bowling earns a place in the side along with the likes of Dhoni and KL Rahul. Hardik Pandya would definitely be a part of the playing side. Kohli need to pick one from Axar Patel or Chahal. In bowlers, we feel Bumrah, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep have already earned their spot.

Conclusion

We may not expect easy wins for India in this series becomes ODI and T20 is a completely different ball game altogether. On your day, you can chase a 350 and boost your team's confidence for the following matches. Sri Lanka has a point to prove whereas India has to prove it's consistency. After analysing everything, it again seems to  be India's series.

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