The Oval would experience an interesting match between two sub-continent nations in India Vs Sri Lanka. For India this will be the second game while for Sri Lanka this will be a do-or-die match as they can’t afford to lose if they want to stay alive in the Champions Trophy.
India outclassed arch rivals Pakistan in their opening game by a huge margin of 124 runs. On the other side, Sri Lanka had to face a disappointing loss by 96 runs against a strong South African team.
Team #IND will look to keep the momentum going as they clash against #SL! Watch #INDvSL in the @ICC #CT17 on 8th June, LIVE on Star Sports! https://t.co/KgvkF4YWrx
Let’s look at the top players to watch out for in the upcoming contest.
Key Batsman: Niroshan Dickwella (Sri Lanka)
Niroshan is one of the flamboyant batsman that Sri Lanka can depend on. Dickwella is one of the strongest batsman that can create an impact for Sri Lanka.The left handed opener had a decent series against South Africa earlier this year and opened the first match against them in style with a quick 41 runs. In the absence of his opening partner Tharanga who has been suspended for 2 matches, it would be interesting to see if he can play to his potential and give a good start to the Sri Lankan innings.
👍 – Niroshan Dickwella #NiroshanDickwella #SL #Cricket
Key Bowler: Umesh Yadav (India)
The right-arm fast bowler started the Champions Trophy with a bang. With the economical figures of 3-30 in 7.4 overs, Yadav contributed heavily in destroying the batting lineup of Pakistan and was the top wicket taker amongst the strong Indian bowlers. It is expected that he will bowl with the same aggression and create problems for the Lankans who are already in a bad state after the last match against South Africa.
BhuvneshwarKumar #UmeshYadav #JashpritBumrah outstanding performance by #IndianCricketTeam hats off… #SRC
Key Allrounder: Hardik Pandya (India)
He is one of the best talented all-rounder that India has produced in recent times. In the previous game against Pakistan, Pandya gave a Class A performance with both the ball and the bat. The right handed all rounder batsman played an entertaining cameo innings of 20 runs that allowed India’s score to sky rocket to a good total. He also bowled superbly and contributed decently with a spell of 2-43 in 8 overs.
A new one added to the word of destruction and to make nightmares for the bowlers #INDvPAK #HardikPandya .
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