India vs Sri Lanka ODI Series 2017: Complete schedule and timings for all matches – After a historic clean sweep in the Test matches, India will look to continue the winning streak in the one-day international series starting Sunday against Sri Lanka. On the other hand, the hosts will be looking for redemption after enduring a humiliating Test whitewash on home soil.
After a historic clean sweep in the Test matches, India will look to continue the winning streak in the one-day international series starting Sunday against Sri Lanka. On the other hand, the hosts will be looking for redemption after enduring a humiliating Test whitewash on home soil.
Upul Tharanga will lead the home side into the opening match of the ODI series in Dambulla, having been appointed limited-overs captain to revive the ailing team after their shock 3-2 loss to minnows Zimbabwe.
Angelo Mathews stepped aside as captain after that defeat, vacating the top job to Tharanga who takes the helm at a low point for Sri Lankan cricket, with a form slump and injuries dogging the beleaguered side.
India, who lost the Champions Trophy final to arch-rival Pakistan in their last ODI match, will be seeking a comeback in Sri Lanka.
The series will offer India’s second line of talent a moment in the spotlight with spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin, and pacemen Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav, being rested by selectors.
Young spinners Axar Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal are expected to make the starting lineup in one or more of the five matches. Uncapped quick Shardul Thakur may also get a look in.
India are scheduled to play a lone Twenty20 in Colombo on September 6 after the completion of the ODI series. All the ODIs will begin at 2:30pm and the only T20 clash will start at 7 in the evening.
Here is the full schedule for the ODI series:
August 20, 2.30 pm: 1st ODI at Dambulla
August 24, 2.30 pm: 2nd ODI at Kandy
August 27, 2.30 pm: 3rd ODI at Kandy
August 31, 2.30 pm: 4th ODI at Colombo
September 3, 2.30 pm: 5th ODI at Colombo
Here is the schedule for the T20 match:
September 6, 7 pm: T20I at Colombo
Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga (captain), Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella (wicketkeeper), Dhanushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Chamara Kapugedera, Milinda Siriwardana, Malinda Pushpakumara, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lasith Malinga, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando.
India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma (vice captain), Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur.