SRI LANKA - 114/3 beat INDIA 112-all out by 7 wickets, 1ST ODI at DHARAMSALAIndia will aim to extend their dominance sans regular skipper Virat Kohli when they face Sri Lanka in the opener of the three-match One-day International rubber at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala on Sunday. Kohli had asked for a break ahead of the challenging tour to South Africa later this month and, in his absence, vice-captain Rohit Sharma will take over the reins of the Men in Blue. With predictions of widespread rain and snow threatening the opener, the toss could play a crucial role in the outcome of the tie. Having won five straight bilateral series apart from reaching Champions Trophy final, a 3-0 win will put India atop the ICC ODI rankings, overtaking South Africa. The last time India faced Sri Lanka in one-dayers, it swept aside the island nation 5-0.
Going into the contest, the Sri Lankans will need to deal with a formidable batting line-up comprising Rohit, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav. While the opening slot seems locked with Rohit and Dhawan at the top, Rahane is likely to get a chance at the number three position with Kohli given a much-needed rest.
However, if Dhawan, who was down with the viral fever on Friday, pulls out then Rahane could be seen opening the innings. It will be a sweet headache for the team management to choose between Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer, in case Jadhav also misses the opening tie due to a hamstring injury.
When is the India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI of the three-match series?
The first ODI of the third-match series between India and Sri Lanka is being played today on 10th Dec 2017, Sunday.
Where will the India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI will be played?
The first game of the three-match ODI series is being played at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala.
What time does India vs Sri Lanka first ODI will start?
The first ODI of the three-match series started at 11:30 am IST. The coverage of IND vs SL first ODI started on the broadcasting channel from 10:30 am IST. Whereas, the toss will took place at 11:00 am IST. For all the Live updates, tune into www.indiatvnews.com
Where can I watch India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI match live?
The first ODI between India and Sri Lanka is being broadcasted Live on Star Sports Networks. The TV channels that will show the match Live are Star Sports 1 (English Commentary), Star Sports (Hindi Commentary) and on HD version of these channels.
Where can I catch the live score and updates of the first ODI between India and Sri Lanka?
You can catch all the live score and updates on India TV.
How to watch the live streaming of the India vs Sri Lanka 2017, 1st ODI of the three-match series online?
The first ODI of the three-match rubber between India vs Sri Lanka will be live streamed Hotstar app and website.
India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul.
Sri Lanka: Thisara Perera (Captain), Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Chaturanga de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Sachith Pathirana, Kusal Perera.
Match starts 1130 hrs.