The tri series that commences in Sri Lanka from Tuesday has all the ingredients of being an engrossing contest. New Zealand, India and the hosts are the three teams are taking part.
New Zealand and Sri Lanka square off in the opening match and then India play back-to-back matches against both these teams before the final between the two top teams in the league to be played on September 14.
Sri Lanka have always been tough opponents at home but then India have beaten them in two successive ODI contests last year and again this year. Also New Zealand after losing the two Test series 2-0 came back strongly to take the two-match Twenty20 series showing that they have got acclimatized to the conditions and are fully prepared for the tri series.
If anything India might be at a disadvantage, having to rush to Sri Lanka after the Corporate Trophy final on Tuesday and play successive matches on two days. However, their ODI record in the past year and a half has been enviable. StartingRead More »from Sterner tests ahead for Men in Blue