Confident Lanka to test India’s reserves in tomorrow
June 21, 2010 03:50 pm
Having qualified for Thursday’s final, both
While Kumar Sangakkara’s Lanka have a fit and fighting side,
With Virender Sehwag nursing a pulled hamstring, the team management has flown in Dinesh Karthik but Jharkhand batsman Saurabh Tiwary will fancy his chances of making his ODI debut tomorrow.
In the bowling department, Ashish Nehra is said to have recovered
from back spasms which had hampered his movement in the field against
In his absence,
Interestingly, all the off-break bowlers have done reasonably well here.
Among the batsmen, Gautam Gambhir has been
But the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are yet to prove their prowess in the tournament.
Though nothing will be at stake tomorrow, star spinner Harbhajan Singh said the team would be serious in their approach.
“This is an important game for us. We don’t take any game lightly. Obviously, if we win the match, we can go to the final with a better frame of mind,” said Harbhajan.
Sri Lanka have had a fantastic run in the tournament, defeating Pakistan by 16 runs and crushing Bangladesh by a huge margin of 126 runs.
Their batsmen have been in great nick and opener Tillakaratne Dilshan has been in roaring form. Sangakkara himself, along with Mahela Jayawardene and Angelo Mathews, looks in touch while Upul Tharanga and Chamara Kapugedara have also been among the runs.
Their bowling unit is arguably better than