India’s clinched following a dominating 4-1 triumph in ODIs, India will now look to stamp their authority against Sri Lanka in the only Twenty20 international at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy on Tue, 07 Aug 2012 at 07:00 PM IST.
Both teams have played only four T20s since 2009, with both teams winning two each and India will look to gain an upper hand Today.
The Squads (from):
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c), Virat Kohli (vc), Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Zaheer Khan, Umesh Yadav, Ashok Dinda, Irfan Pathan, Ajinkya Rahane, Manoj Tiwary, Rahul Sharma.
The Indian team had a smooth comeback to international cricket after a rather long break. Their batters fared well and so did the bowlers. Even allrounders such as Irfan Pathan performed satisfactorily, prompting coach Duncan Fletcher to say that he would soon command a regular place in the ODI team.
Mahela Jayawardene (c), Angelo Mathews (vc), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Upul Tharanga, Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwan Kulasekara, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Lasith Malinga, Chamara Kapugedara, Rangana Herath, Sachithra Senanayake, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana.
Tillakaratne Dilshan has failed to fire in the ODI series. Jayawardene, who should return tomorrow after rather inexplicably opting to stay out of the final ODI, himself made only one 50 plus score in the ODIs.
Sri Lanka have a better T20I record in recent times having won three of their last five outings. India, on the other hand, have struggled in the format, winning just one of the last five matches they have played.
Sri Lanka – played – 2, won – 2, lost – 0, tied – 0, no result – 0
India – played – 0, won – 0, lost – 0, tied – 0, no result – 0
Highest total in an innings: Sri Lanka 198/3 in 20.0 overs v Australia – August 6, 2011
Lowest total in an innings: Australia 149/9 in 20.0 overs v Sri Lanka – August 8, 2011
Best individual score in an innings: Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka) – 104* v Australia – August 6, 2011
Best bowling figures in an innings: Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka) – 4.0-1-16-6 v Sri Lanka – August 8, 2011