The first one-day international between India and Sri Lanka will be held in Dharamshala tomorrow. India and Sri Lanka have been playing with each other quite a lot in recent times. There is an air of familiarity in these contests. The results have been largely predictable too. India tend to win most of these matches. But do not put your money blindly in favour of India in Cricket Betting. There are two things that make Sri Lanka more competitive than usual. What are those? Read on; you will find out.
Preview – India
The big news is that Virat Kohli has been rested for this series. Rohit Sharma will lead the side in his absence. Kohli has been a persistent thorn in the flesh of Sri Lanka ever since he came into the Indian side. If he is there, Sri Lanka’s chances of winning are more than halved. The corollary is that if he is not there, Sri Lanka’s chances of winning are more than doubled. But make no mistake. India will still be the slight favourite for cricket betting. Rohit Sharma is an experienced and sharp skipper, if his performance as the captain of Mumbai Indians is any indication. Moreover, the core of Indian team, in batting and bowling, remains largely intact. If India play to their full potential, Sri Lanka do not have much chance.
Preview – Sri Lanka
In the last test in Delhi, Sri Lanka did something they have not done for a long time against India: showed some fight and succeeded in the objective. They only managed to draw the series. But that is kind of a victory for them considering the circumstances. What they call in momentum in cricket parlance is with them now. Sri Lanka also will have a new skipper in Thisara Perera. How far he can go in marshalling the resources is an unknown proposition. He is a naturally attacking player. If he can bring that into the captaincy, Sri Lanka will have much needed aggression in their approach.