India vs Sri Lanka: India will want to maintain dominance in the fourth ODI
In the first three matches, the Indian cricket team, which has been doing extremely well, will retain its winning streak against Sri Lanka on Thursday in the fourth ODI. In the five-match one-day series, India have taken an unbeatable 3-0 lead. Given the current form of the Sri Lankan team, it does not seem that it will be able to give a strong team like India a collision in the match on Thursday. Not just bad form, Sri Lanka’s team is also battling injuries this time, due to which five of its players have already been out of the series.
Sri Lankan team in injury trap
Chamara Kapugedara, who took charge of the team in the third match after the two-match ban on regular ODI captain Upul Tharanga, will not be able to play in the fourth ODI. They have to be out of the match due to back pain.
Lasith Malinga to take over Sri Lanka
In this series, the instability in the batting order has been Sri Lanka’s weakness since the start, so once again the challenge before him will be to score bigger against India, which has not been able to do so in all three matches played so far. In Tharanga’s absence, the team’s weight will be largely on former captain and most experienced player Angelo Mathews. Sri Lanka will also expect runs from Nirosho Dikewela and Kushal Medins. If all three of them succeed in contributing to their bat, then Sri Lanka can score a good score. Off-spinner Akila Dhananjay has impressed the hosts for the bowling. He had taken six wickets in the second match and pushed India to defeat at one point, but Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar had made a century partnership and turned their back on their efforts. He was successful in taking two wickets in the second match.
Indian team in rhythm
Right now, everything has been good for India. Captain Virat Kohli’s leadership team has already got possession In such a situation, coach Ravi Shastri and Kohli can experiment in this match and the players sitting on the bench can get a chance. So far Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kuldeep Yadav and Shardul Thakur have not had the opportunity to play a single match. Some of them can give Kohli a chance on Thursday.
Rahane may get chance
Rahane or Pande can get an opportunity to sit Kedar Jadhav and Lokesh Rahul. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan’s opening pair can also be taken out in the team by sitting outside.
Is strong bowling
Jaspreet Bumrah has done the best in bowling. Bhubaneswar has done his best well. In spin, Akshar Patel and Yuviwendra Chahal have performed average yet. Kohli can take Chinnaman Kuldeep out of any of these.
The two teams are as follows:
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kedar Jadhav, Yuswendra Chahal, Lokesh Rahul, Akshar Patel, Jaspreet Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kuldeep Yadav , Shardul Thakur
Sri Lanka: Lasith Malinga (captain), Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimane, Dinesh Chandimal, Nirosho Dikewela (wicketkeeper), Milinda Shrivardene, Dushmantha Chamarera, Vishva Fernando, Akila Dhananjay, Kushal Mendis, Thesira Pereira, Malinda Pushpakumara, Wanidu Haaranga, Syndicate Sandakana.