India vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI Match Live Streaming, Toss, Squad

Sheri Evans
September 6, 2017

Virat Kohli with the bat and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar with the ball helped India inflict a 5-0 series whitewash to Sri Lanka. It is easier said than done though as India have been one tough nut to crack and they will be coming out all guns blazing in their attempt to polish off the entire plate.

In Tests and T20s, Dhoni has 38 and 23 stumping dismissals respectively.

They lost their last seven wickets for 53 runs and eventually got bundled out for 238 in the last over of the innings.

Chahal, who had last represented India in an ODI match in Zimbabwe past year, picked up six wickets in four matches. Also the live telecast of this match will be available there on DD National and other cricket channels which broadcast the every cricket match.

For Kohli's team, experiments and rotation play important role which is build-up for the World Cup in 2019. Tharanga, who has committed the same offence twice this year, now faces an eight-month ban if his team makes the same mistake this year again.

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The team management, on more than on one occasion, has emphasised on being the best fielding unit in the world. Among these players, Prasanna and Sanjaya had played in the T20I series against Bangladesh in April.

This is the second successive ODI series defeat for the Lankan team.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka roped in the services of leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay and seam-bowling all-rounder Dasun Shanaka after a revised T20 squad was unveiled on Monday. It has been a wet few days in Colombo, and it is possible rain will interrupt the match.

With Shikhar Dhawan having flown back home to see his ailing mother, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane will open the batting for the Men in Blue.

A win for India may look a mere formality now against a woefully under-performing Sri Lankan side, but T20 is the game's most unpredictable format, which gives the Lankans hope of signing off with a consolation win. Over the years, legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar wore the jersey number 10, and hence the jersey number has attained an iconic stature in Indian cricket. We need to have a couple of all-rounders. "That is something we wanted to address before this series, we wanted to be relentless". In today match, Upul Tharanga will lead the Sri Lanka Team and we can expect huge changes in their playing 11. Bumrah is likely to be even more of a threat in the shortest format. He has really worked on his bowling a lot, especially his length ball has picked up more pace.

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