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Vandersay, Shanaka named in revised Sri Lanka T20 squad against India

07 September, 2017, 01:39 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
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Esarlier on 24 August, Dhoni has joined the record for most ODI number of stumpings with 99 when he removed the bails of Gunathilaka's dismissal in the second one-day worldwide match between India and Sri Lanka, at Pallekele global Cricket stadium.

Vandersay, who hasn't played a T20I since the World Twenty20 in 2016 is preferred ahead of the aggressive but often expensive left-arm wrist-spinner Lakshan Sandakan. Hardik Pandya (up two places to 61st), Kuldeep Yadav (up 21 places to 89th) and Yuzvendra Chahal (up 55 places to 99th) are other India bowlers to gain in the rankings. He took over the ODI captaincy from Rahul Dravid in 2007 and led the team to its first-ever bilateral ODI series wins in Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

Virat Kohli: We would have batted first as well, it's the same pitch. With the Lanka tour now in its last stretch and selection for the upcoming ODI series versus Australia at home looming, a number of players in the current squad would like to make a strong statement on Sunday in order to impress the national selectors. It is the final game of this ongoing one-day series.

India has made four changes for this game. India already have taken the series 4-0.

Sri Lanka had chased down India's 322 in the Champions Trophy in June, so a few hoped for a miracle, though this time the team had to go after the mammoth target without Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera and Asela Gunaratne.

This is the second successive ODI series defeat for the Lankan team. Gunathilaka is suffering from a Shoulder injury and Kapugedera is also suffering from Injury. Gunathilaka could, however, return for this game and his presence at the top bodes well for Sri Lanka. He has now equaled former Australian captain Ricky Ponting's tally of 30 centuries.

It came to nought though as the duo were dismissed in quick succession. "So from the last game in West Indies to now we've won six, that's something that we wanted to address which we did in this series".

India completed the ODI whitewash with a superb showing by Bhuvneshwar Kumar (5 for 42), Jasprit Bumrah (2-45), Kedar Jadhav (63 off 73 balls) and Virat Kohli (110 off 116 balls).

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