Indian Cricket Team would be aiming to seal the ODI Series on 12th January (Thursday) after a complete performance in the 1st ODI against Sri Lanka. The Skipper Rohit Sharma looked in sublime touch when he was whacking the bowlers all around the park where the batter scored 83 runs in 67 balls and struck 9 fours & 3 sixes.
The island nation needs to quickly regroup after a disappointing performance from the batters. The visitors need someone who could stick to the crease and play a long & significant knock for the innings. The likes of Kusal Mendis who is the most experienced batter in the line up should lead the batting lineup.
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Skipper Dasun Shanaka would be hoping that the team takes inspiration from the Australia ODI Series where against the odds they made a staggering comeback and won the ODI Series. If Dasun Shanaka can bowl 5-6 overs then it would do wonders for the team as he bowls impeccable line & length.
Hardik Pandya, who led India in the T20I Series has been elevated to the role of Vice Captaincy in the ODI format replacing KL Rahul. The flamboyant all-rounder has looked quite calm & composed. The management would be considering using Hardik Pandya as the 5th bowling option.
Rohit Sharma is back so it is much more relaxed- Hardik Pandya
Before the start of the 2nd ODI, Hardik Pandya was asked about Rohit Sharma. “Ro (Rohit Sharma) is back so it is much more relaxed. I can focus more on my well-being and try to share all my knowledge. If they need my help or advice, I’m always there. Body is very good, we are following a plan and the workload is being managed rightly with the WC just 6-7 months away.” said Hardik Pandya.
Axar Patel has made a big difference- Hardik Pandya
“Axar Patel has made a big difference, the only request I had from him was more contribution from his batting. He has worked tremendously well, helps my life knowing Axar is after me, helps the team play a certain balance. He’s upped his game massively in the recent past, makes the team feel more confident.” he added.