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Monday, December 14, 2009

India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI 2009 - Live, Rajkot

After a dominating test series and balanced T20 series, India plays Sri Lanka for the 5-match ODI series. The 1st ODI is set to be played at Rajkot. The Indian morale is definitely high with batsmen in superb touch. Bowling may be a problem for India. Sri Lanka on other hand too is struggling a lot with bowling. Here is the date, time and other details of match:

Match update: Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to field. The teams are:
India:V Sehwag, SR Tendulkar, G Gambhir, V Kohli, MS Dhoni*†, SK Raina, RA Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, P Kumar, Z Khan, A Nehra

Sri Lanka: WU Tharanga, TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara*†, DPMD Jayawardene, TT Samaraweera, SHT Kandamby, ST Jayasuriya, AD Mathews, KMDN Kulasekara, CRD Fernando, UWMBCA Welegedara

1st ODI: India v Sri Lanka at Rajkot
December 15, Time: 09:00 local, 03:30 GMT

Indian team will have regular openers - Sehwag and Gambhir. Dravid, inspite of the superb test series will not be playing in ODIs. Tendulkar, Raina and Dhoni are definitely in. With Yuvraj out due to injury, Virat Kohli is almost sure to play after some great batting against Aussies. Ravindra Jadeja and Harbajan are the other likely. Pace attack is likely to be consisting Praveen Kumar, Nehra and Zaheer. There seems to be no place for Ishant, Ojha and Pathan.

Sri Lanka will have Tharanga in the Team with regular members like Sangakkara, Dilshan, Jayasuriya and Jayawardene. Matthews is definitely in along with Murali. Another fast bowler may be Kulasekera. Remaining one spot may be for a batsman like Samaraweera. So, no place for Mendis after poor form in recent times.

Watch Ind vs SL 1st ODI at Rajkot 2009 live:
On TV: Neo Cricket and Doordarsan will broadcast it live in India. Supersport shows it on South Africa and Sky Sports in UK. Find more TV channels.

On Internet: You can buy package for the series on to watch it live on Internet. Further legal ways include watching on in UK, in South Africa. Sorry to say, I cannot display illegal live streaming links here. For Internet users, Live commentary is great way which can be found on cricinfo.


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