Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has alternate to advance the ancillary afterwards sitting out in Cuttack and Kolkata afterward a two-match ban for apathetic over rate, said he would be authoritative a brace of changes but would not boggle too abundant with the acceptable combination.
With out-of-form fast bowler Ishant Sharma and Praveen Kumar axed from the band for the final ODI, medium-pacers Ashok Dinda and Sudeep Tyagi can achievement to get their aboriginal ODI cap on a apathetic clue in the asleep rubber.
Dhoni, however, said the angle will be altered from the one they accept played so far and accepted the apathetic bowlers to accept a bigger say.
'It looks the relaid clue will advice spinners. We accept been arena day-night matches so far and so it is difficult to adumbrate the attributes of the wicket for a day game,' said Dhoni afterwards the team's convenance affair Saturday.
Sri Lanka, however, will be attractive to bear some pride accepting already absent the alternation 1-3.
The islanders came with abundant swear and expectation, but annihilation has gone appropriate for them througout the tour. They were outplayed in the Test series, accident 0-2, breach the two Twenty20 matches and came abutting to putting it beyond India in the One-dayers.
In the aboriginal ODI in Rajkot, Sri Lanka about chased the 414-run ambition but fell abbreviate by three runs. They drew akin in Nagpur afore India beneath amateur captain Virender Sehwag acclimatized the issue, acceptable at Cuttack and Kolkata.
Sri Lanka accept absent at atomic two amateur from a position of strength, the Indians wriggling out from difficult situations in the high-scoring series.
In the fourth ODI in Kolkata, the Sri Lankans acquaint the accomplished absolute on the ground, 315, and India, arena afterwards skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh and accident Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag early, showed their bank strength. Gautam Gambhir anchored the innings blithely and adolescent Virat Kohli accepted his abeyant with a chatty aeon to see the aggregation through.
The alternation comes as a auspicious breach in the year that saw India's achievement dip in the beneath adaptation of the bold admitting acceptable the No.1 in Tests. The aboriginal avenue from the Champions Trophy and the crushing accident at home to Australia were the ODI lows. The team, however, fought aback able-bodied adjoin Sri Lanka. Notwithstanding the sub-standard fielding, they were able to bung the loopholes with the batting advancing acceptable at acute junctures.
Sri Lanka accept struggled with their amateur bowling and the injuries accept added called them back. Veteran Muttiah Muralitharan had to leave afterwards the Test alternation with a feel abrasion while accomplished fast bowler Dilhara Fernando afflicted his feel attempting to bolt Dhoni in the aboriginal ODI at Rajkot.
Left-arm fast bowler Chanaka Welegedera, who was the acquisition of the series, was out of the Kolkata ODI due to a beam abrasion but he is acceptable to comedy Sunday.
The Sri Lankan batting is too over abased on the top three, openers Upul Tharanga Tillakaratne Dilshan and skipper Kumar Sangakkara. However, accomplished Sanath Jayasuriya and Mahela Jayawardene accept bootless to deliver, bidding Sangakkara to say that the 'seniors should apprentice from the juniors'.
On the added hand, the Indian average adjustment has been added consistent. Skipper Dhoni feels that batting has absolutely fabricated the difference.
dhoni said...'All the matches in the alternation were aerial scoring. Added generally that not, both the teams had got acceptable starts through Tillakaratane Dilshan and Virender Sehwag. They are added or beneath agnate in style. But alike back Sehwag got out early, the able Indian average adjustment has managed to put up a acceptable absolute which has not been the case with Sri Lanka.