By the numbers: Can Kohli top Tendulkar?

By the numbers: Can Kohli top Tendulkar?

By the numbers: Can Kohli top Tendulkar?

It will be an T20 worldwide to be played on Wednesday.

Kohli will also like to test his young spinners further in the shortest format and may continue with both Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav in the eleven. "We want to remain unpredictable so there is no pattern to anything", Kohli said after winning the series against Sri Lanka. Their partnership was studded with intelligent stroke making with minimum risk involved, but the team failed to capitalize on the partnership and was a victim of yet another, rather dramatic, batting collapse. Apart from that, India have been on the mark and have the second most number of wins in T20Is since January 2016 after Afghanistan, although the rankings do not reflect that.

Seam bowler Isuru Udana has also got a node for the lone match against the Virat Kohli-led side, with Kusal Mendis being rested as the management believes he is suffering from mental fatigue, ESPNcricinfo reported. However, several opening options are available and it remains to be seen if Kohli switches to his regular No. 3 role. Hitting rock-bottom is one thing, but it appears Sri Lanka is somehow losing some matches in the consecutive numbers.

Incidentally, Dhoni's first stumping dismissal came in his debut series in Bangladesh in December, 2004, off Sachin Tendulkar's bowling.

Indian paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was named man of the match, collected his maiden ODI five-wicket haul to help limit the hosts to 238. They take it as a challenge rather than getting disappointed and sulking, start working hard on that aspect of their game and make it happen for the team.

Journey of North Korea's nuclear missile capability
While the United States was "not looking to the total annihilation" of North Korea there were "many options to do so", he said. The United States, Japan and South Korea see it as a disguised test of a Taepodong-2.

Angelo Mathews has stepped up for the Sri Lankan team at times, giving some hope for the Islanders by scoring crucial runs. "It's my first visit to Sri Lanka and I'm glad I did well".

It is raining heavily in Colombo.

India:In the absence of Shikhar Dhawan, who is back home to be with his ailing mother, India will be pondering different options for the opening position.

For that though, Sri Lanka will need to raise its game significantly, because India is not going to be complacent about this game.

With Sri Lanka's direct qualification to the 2019 Cricket World Cup high at stake, the beleaguered team will look to avoid the ignominy of a whitewash when the fifth and final ODI gets underway this afternoon at the R Premadasa Stadium. "That's not something that you aim for but obviously he's a great player and as batsmen we all respect what these legends have done".

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