Sri Lanka and India will battle for supremacy today

The Toss will play a vital part in today’s final. Kumar Sangakkara has been lucky so far, winning the toss four out of four times, a one hundred percent record. Teams who have batted second in this tournament have predictably won, and this is not good for cricket.

The dew factor has caused major problems to the side fielding under lights. Wicket taking bowlers have looked ordinary and batsmen have had all the glory so far. Sangakkara the Sri Lankan captain opted to bat first against India, mainly to test his bowlers with the wet ball. The plan did not bear fruit due to his strong batting line up being restricted to a low score of only 213 runs.

Prior to the second game against India his openers had given him good starts and Sri Lanka were able to chase the relatively big targets set by the opponents. The top order came up with sterling performances with Dilshan, Samaraweera, Jayewardene and Upul Tharanga recording centuries and the skipper himself getting among the runs with three half centuries scored with an excellent strike rate.

Sri Lanka will have to build a total of three hundred plus if they bat first, taking into consideration that India has one of the strongest batting sides in world cricket.

If India bats first, they are capable of setting a big target, given their batting options. It is envisaged that three key Indian players namely Virendra Shewag, Harbajan Singh and Zaheer Khan will be in the playing eleven tomorrow.

It is likely that the same batting line up that lost to India, in the last outing, will play in the final, however in the bowling department Nuwan Kulasekera looks likely to  be included in the final squad.



  • Anand

    INDIA IS THE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD AND WILL CONTINUE TO DOMINATE THE PROCEEDINGS!!!!LOOK WHO WINS THE WORLD CUP!!!!BOTH 2011 and THE U19 WORLD CUP.PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN!!!!

  • Indian Fan

    Who Told ????India have the firepower to win anywhere!!!!

  • kay

    HAHAHA INDIAN FAN! SEEMS LIKE YOU’RE TEAM LET YOU DOWN. WE BEAT U COMPREHENSIVELY. WAT A DUD OF A SCORE!! 245….JEEZ.EVEN BEST BATTING LINE UP IS NOTHING NEXT TO SL BOWLERS. HE HE! SORRY YOUR CONFIDENCE GOT BIT OF A BAD BLOW.

  • kay

    yes indian fan, sanath is loved and respected but its time to give new guys a chance. in india, u guys cling onto old things and dont let new blood. same with your bollywood. only same few people in it. btw, i like india team but they never acknowledge sri lankan team. always act like they’re the best. HAHAAH!! Dhoni saying if nehra there, they could win… how sad when they rely on one bowlwer to win the game for them.

  • madhawa

    hey, indian fan, SL beat india without Sanath Jayasuriya.think, if Sanath was in dat match, india have no chance to give a fight to SL.dats why SL selectors drop him.ok.keep dat in mine.Indians only can win matches in india.otherwise they can’t win matchees….

  • Indian Fan

    As I have earlier told I am a big fan of Sanath Jayasuriya.Sri Lanka did not give due respect to its most senior cricketer.As I am an Indian,imagine,will India ever drop a Sachin Tendulkar.Even if Kolhi has an average of 108.50 in the last 7 games he has played,he will have to warm the benches once Tendulkar comes in.But the Sri Lanka Team Management dropped the World’s mmost destructive player for someone like Tillakaratna Dilshan who is also a good batsman but not always dependable.Sri Lanka can win matches only if they give respect to great cricketers like Sanath.
    Sanath is my next fav.cricketer after Sachin.
    I feel sorry for Sanath Jayasuriya.

  • Indian Fan

    INDIA WILL SURELY WIN THE FINAL!!!!INDIA HAS GREATER DEPTH IN BATTING,MUCH MUCH BETTER QUALITY IN BOWLING AND HAS SOME WORLD CLASS FIELDERS LIKE VIRAT KOHLI,RAVINDRA JADEJA,YUVRAJ SINGH.IF INDIA BATS FIRST THEY WILL SCORE ABOVE 350 WITH THE TREMENDOUS WORLD’s BEST BATTING LINE UP :
    SEHWAG,YUVI,MSD,GAUTI,KOHLI,JADEJA….
    IF INDIA BAT 2nd THEY WILL CHASE ANY TARGET IN 45 overs.
    GO INDIA!!!!BEAT SRI LANKA COMPREHENSIVELY IN THIS MATCH!!!!
    I AM SO CONFIDENT THAT INDIA WILL WIN!!!!

    • xfire

      You are dreaming buddy! Lions won’t let you get the cup!

  • ranga

    yes. good selection for kula;s included.

    ALL THE BEST………… & GOOD LUCK