India will look to start the new season on a winning note when they clash with on-form Sri Lanka in a one-day series starting in Hambantota on Saturday.
India survived some jittery moments in the fag end before snatching a thrilling 21-run win over Sri Lanka in the first cricket one-dayer of the five-match series in Hambantota on Saturday. Scorecard
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram lauded the Indian selectors' decision to pick Irfan Pathan for the ongoing tour of Sri Lanka and said the Baroda speedster is the best choice to fill the all-rounder's slot in the team.
After starting the new season with a comfortable victory, India will be aiming to keep up the momentum when they take on hosts Sri Lanka in the second cricket ODI in Hambantota on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka thrashed India by nine wickets in the second one-day international in Hambantota today to level the five-match series 1-1. Scorecard
The Indian left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha was rushed to a hospital today morning after being hit on the neck during the team's net session at the Premadasa stadium in Colombo.
Even though the likes of Virender Sehwag and MS Dhoni used the long handle at the Premadasa Stadium on Friday, on the eve of India's third ODI against Sri Lanka, the focus was on two youngsters for contrasting reasons.