India vs Sri Lanka 2017 ODI T20 Series - Preview

India vs Srilanka 2017 ODI and T20 Cricket Series

This series means a lot to both the sides. No, don't consider it as another repeated affair between India and Sri Lanka. For India, it embarks on the preparation for the upcoming World Cup in 2019. For Sri Lanka, its time to roll up sleeves and make a mark to stay in race for World Cup 2019 qualification. These teams face each other in a five ODI series and a T20 match to conclude India's tour to Sri Lanka.

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Schedule Information

20 Aug 2017 - 1st ODI at Dambulla
24 Aug 2017 - 2nd ODI at Pallekele
27 Aug 2017 - 3 ODI at Pallekele
31 Aug 2017 - 4th ODI at Colombo
3 Sep 2017 - 5th ODI at Colombo
6 Sep 2017- Only T20 at Colombo

Indian team prepares for future

After nailing the test series 3-0, Indian team is highly focused on the ODI series to prepare for the next world cup. Selection committee and captain himself has shown signs of seriousness by asking players to prove their worth to stay in the team for long. This also includes the likes of Dhoni who have to be on their toes for a place in the team

KL Rahul comes back to the squad and could bat down at number 4. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan would open the innings followed by Kohli at number 3. Dhoni can come down along with Kedar Jadhav followed by Hardik Pandya and the bowlers.

Indian squad looks really strong for this series and also the upcoming series against the likes of Australia and New Zealand. A lot awaits India in the future - all they need is good fitness levels and consistent wins. And Indian think tank has this thought engraved in their minds.

Sri Lanka struggles

Sri Lankan greats Ranatunga and Aravinda De Silva have raised concerns over the team. The team is languishing in the bottom half of ODI rankings struggling to find a place in the upcoming world cup. They have to win atleast two matches out of these five to stay in the race for the world cup that is to be played in 2019 in England.

The squad again looks weak in comparison to India. Hopefully the change of format brings some fortunes to Sri Lanka and fans can see some tough battle out there.

Prediction

Indian team look certain favourites here. If we need to give a straight prediction it seems India would comprehensively win the ODI series but narrowly lose to Sri Lanka in the T20 match. Wild guess! After all, cricket is a game of uncertainties.