Tuesday, July 22, 2008
India vs Srilanka
After the Asia Cup final debacle, the Indians have now gone to Srilanka for a 3 test series. I bet this series is going to be a big test for the Indian batsmen. Because, Srilanka boasts of a great combination of 2 veterans Chaminda Vaas and Muralitharan who have shared around 1000 wickets between them. So, the Indian batsmen have to be really good to challenge the Lankan lions at their own den. The addition of the mysterious Ajantha Mendis is a big + for the Srilankans. Also, Mendis was the destroyer of the Indian team in the Asia Cup final claiming 6 wickets for 13 runs. The Indian batsmen simply struggled to cope with his mysterious offspin, legspin and wrong uns. So, its going to be a tough battle to face Mendis. But, for the Indians, the addition of the best batsmen in the world, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid must add some boost to the team’s morale. It will be interesting to see how these 2 legends battle with Mendis. The first test starts tomorrow and it will be good to see 2 evenly matched teams battling it out.