Following the defeat in first T20, India will face off Sri Lanka at Ranchi today. The match that was scheduled at Delhi was moved to Ranchi stadium following the DDCA row concerning “safety of audience.” While Sri Lanka plans to topple India’s team for the next time, India is preparing the blueprint to shudder out the jinx. While Indian fans await for some exciting T20 World Cup Cricket live Scores, Team India cannot just present some tawdry showdowns as preludes.
Team director Ravi Shastri has indicated enough that the crew will play a changed game in the match today. The Dhoni squad, first of all, will have to change their attitude towards Sri Lanka, who is no longer the team that India defeated in last T20 World Cup. Sri Lanka has now a strong bowling attack equipped with a second line seam bowlers. With bowlers like Dushmantha Chameera emerging as powerful bet against India in the shorter format, the team is not weak even on the pacer front. Moreover, the Lankans now seem to form a dependable all-rounder squad.
The pitch at Ranchi can pose a better opportunity for Indian batsmen, while bowlers like Aswin will have more power with spin deliveries. Although the pitch is not that fast, India will have to balance the attack with pace bowlers as well. Aswin has been a threat for Lankans in Test format, and in T20s too, now he is apparently becoming devastating. In the last match, the seam bowler took two top Sri Lanka wickets.
India has better advantages against Sri Lanka and it is surely not the team to yield easily. It is just that the batsmen will have to pose a better run rate playing with responsibilities. An over confident team is to be blamed for the last defeat who might have learnt a good lesson. Had India posed a good score to chase rather than the paltry 100, the fate would have been different.
India squad will have to maintain a good coordination among wickets and sustain partnerships to notch a victory. Sri Lanka is a team that has some of the best cricketers and a victory against such as team certainly calls for serious attention in the game.