Published on: Feb 07 2012, 2012
In the second ODI of the Tri-Series 2012, India and Sri Lanka will take on each other at Perth, at 12:20 Local time and 4:20 GMT. After the continuous poor performance by Team India, it is this match that will be played as “now or never”!
India has continuously shown the poor performance in the previous few matches, with the worst nightmare being the Australian tour of Team India. After having lost the test series against Australia and also the first ODI, India definitely needs a push and ignition to ignite the flame of winning moments. Also, watching the India vs. Sri Lanka 2nd ODI in Perth would be absolutely interesting with everyone keeping the memories of world cup victory in head.
However, Indian team is not in its best form, as it was during the world cup. On the other hand, Team Sri Lanka, after keeping track of India’s poor performance in the recent past is beaming with confidence. While the senior players of Indian team are struggling with their form and injuries, Kumar Sangakkara, on the Sri Lankan side has continued to remain the consistently performing player. For everyone, this tri-series ODI would be absolutely interesting to watch, especially because these are the two teams that will come face-to-face after the world cup final.
While the match would be absolutely interesting to watch, it would also not be wrong to say that it is much like a “decider match” where the critics and the teams would know about the “real performer” amidst pressure. Sri Lanka is filled with confidence, while India, on the other hand, definitely needs a boost from Captain MS Dhoni and the coach.
It will definitely turn out to be a wonderful ODI filled with the spirit of enthusiasm and pressure of performing on the foreign soil.
Team India: Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, G Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, R Jadeja/Irfan Pathan, Umesh Yadav, Rahul Sharma, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar
Team Sri Lanka: T Dilshan, U Tharanga, K Sangakkara, M Jayawardene, D Chandimal, A Matthews, L Thirmanne, T Perera, L Malinga, N Kulasekara, R Herath
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