India vs Srilanka 1st ODI - Hambantota

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After a long deserved break, India returns to International cricket playing an ODI and T20 series in Srilanka. None of the cricket fans can forget the World Cup 2011 final which was played between these two teams in Mumbai. Cricket treats fans once again with matches between these two countries.

Srilankan batting line up flourishes with names like Sangakkara, Jayawardene, Dilshan and many more to name. Dilshan recently scored a ton against Pakistan and is in good form. Chandimal is well known for his consistency in batting. He averages above 60 against India.

Playing at home Srilanka is a hard team to beat. Srilankan bowlers are at their peak at home. Lasith Malinga is as usual, unplayable when he goes going with his yorkers. Kulasekara is a very good swing bowler to have in the team. The spin department of Srilanka looks rather weak when compared to the quickies.

India will be playing without Sachin Tendulkar as he opted to take a rest and prepare for the test series against New Zealand. India still has a very strong batting line up with the likes of Sehwag, Gambhir, Dhoni, Kohli and many more to name. This batting line up can hamper any good bowling line up at any given day. And Srilanka bowlers have seen nightmares at times at the hands of this batting line up.

India has Zaheer Khan back in the team. Umesh Yadav is a very good quick bowler who can strike 150 kph mark easily. India is also lined up with good spin bowlers like R Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha. Looking at the pitch of Hambantota, Dhoni may feel tempted to pick up the all rounder Irfan Pathan who fares well in the Indian subcontinent conditions.

Srilanka is in good form and has a certain upper hand in the home series but we can't forget that India has a good record against Lankans recently and Indians are hard to beat anywhere in the Indian subcontinent. So we have a tough match to watch.

Cricket has moved a long way ahead after this series and we are close to IPL 2013. So stay tuned for IPL 2013 live streaming online.

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