According to latest sports news, India is all set to take on Sri Lanka in the only Twenty20 match played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium 7 August 2012 – day/night (20-over match).
The Indian cricket team has high confidence after they won the five match series 4-1, and ranked at number 2 in the ODIs ranking. On the other hand, this is going to be India’s last T20 match before the start of World Cup Twenty20 league in Sri Lanka.
Therefore, India have better chance to know the conditions today for upcoming World Cup T20.
However, opener, Virender Sehwag and medium pacer Zaheer Khan is not playing the T20 match today due to injuries. But yet, man in form, Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir and last match her, Irfan Pathan, bring high hopes for India.
Sri Lanka cricket team is however record against India in T20 format had better, but today is anew day and new game, and at present India is performing better than Sri Lanka.
Team for Today’s T20 match:
Sri Lanka squad
DPMD Jayawardene*, AD Mathews, LD Chandimal, TM Dilshan, N Pradeep, HMRKB Herath, CK Kapugedera, SL Malinga, BMAJ Mendis, NLTC Perera, KC Sangakkara†, SMSM Senanayake, WU Tharanga, HDRL Thirimanne, I Udana
MS Dhoni*†, V Kohli, R Ashwin, AB Dinda, G Gambhir, Z Khan, PP Ojha, IK Pathan, AM Rahane, SK Raina, V Sehwag, R Sharma, RG Sharma, MK Tiwary, UT Yadav
Umpires HDPK Dharmasena and TH Wijewardene
TV umpire RSA Palliyaguruge
Match referee BC Broad
Reserve umpire RD Kottahachchi