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India Sri Lanka Cricket News August 2006
Sri Lanka vs India One Day International Series at Colombo
Colombo One Day International Series cancelled
August 20, 2006The one-day series between Sri Lanka and India has been cancelled because of continued poor weather in Colombo.
Sri Lanka Cricket officials, concerned by the expense of a series with no play, met with their India counterparts and reached their decision. Only 22 deliveries were bowled during the week, in monsoon season, despite reserve days being put in place.
The three-match series was hurriedly organised after a tri-series also involving South Africa was cancelled. The Proteas pulled out because of security fears following a deadly bomb attack near their hotel on 10 August. The first one-dayer saw only 16 minutes of play despite being spread over two days on Friday and Saturday.
The second game on Sunday was abandoned without a ball being bowled as heavy rain continued to lash the Sri Lankan capital throughout the day. The third and final match was to have been played on Tuesday.
India keen to set record straight against Sri Lanka
August 18, 2006India will be looking to set the record straight against Sri Lanka in their own backyard, as they take on the hosts in a three-match limited overs cricket series starting at the Sinhalese Sports Club ground
Rahul Dravid and his men, after remaining in the confines of their hotel rooms for most of their time since arriving in Sri Lanka last Thursday, would be eager to have a crack at the Lankans who have a strong record on their own soil. India thrashed their opponents 6-1 when the two met in the former's home turf late last year, but they would be also mindful of their ordinary 20-21 win-loss record in the Emerald Isle.
The last time the Indians won a series in the island nation was in 1998 when they won a three-match series 2-1. Virender Sehwag will probably be the happiest of the lot playing on a ground that saved his career almost five years ago. It was here that he scored a 69-ball century against New Zealand and he will want to do it all over again ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy in October.
With Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar likely to open the innings, Sehwag will face a new challenge, batting in the middle order, a position he's done pretty well at. All eyes will be on Tendulkar, who will finally get a taste of international cricket after almost six months. But Yuvraj Singh will be keen on making amends after a series defeat in the Caribbean. India Team: Rahul Dravid (Captain), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, Sreesanth, Ramesh Powar, Ajit Agarkar, Munaf Patel, Rudra Pratap Singh and Dinesh Mongia.
Sri Lanka Team: Mahela Jayawardene (Captain), Kumar Sangakkara, Upul Tharanga, Sanath Jayasuriya, Tillekaratne Dilshan, Marvan Atapattu, Chamara Kapugedera, Farvez Maharoof, Lasith Malinga, Dilhara Fernando, Muttiah Muralitharan, Malinga Bandara, Ruchira Perera and Prasanna Jayawardene.
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