However, no Indian bowler figure in the top-10 list.
After outclassing Sri Lanka, 3-0, in the three-match Test series, the Men in Blue with their explosive batting line-up with the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dhoni and Hardik Pandya are ready for another series victory and will be looking to capitalise on the weak Lankan bowling attack. "It was coincidentally the same chair I sat on nine years ago when I first played for India". Rather than thinking too much about it. Jadhav has made good use of his limited opportunities and holds a slight advantage over Pandey in terms of providing a valuable finger spinning option with the ball in the absence of Ashwin. But India at least found a world beater in Kohli when he debuted at Dambulla 9 years back. "He has got a hundred in Australia as well, we know about his talent and what he brings on to the field as well, he a super fit guy and has a bright future ahead of him".
For Sri Lanka, meanwhile, this series is more than just a matter of saving face after their heavy losses in the Test series.
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When quizzed about the same, the 30-year said that he had not dwelled upon the same and instead focused on improving his skills and backing his strengths. Particularly, keeping in mind that the team management hopes this will prove to be a long-term move, ending the instability that has been associated with the no.4 spot since the 2015 ODI World Cup when Ajinkya Rahane relinquished it after a regularly average showing. That is what I have been doing. He revealed that picking three spinners was out of question as the pitch was "probably a three-fast bowler kind of a pitch". You can not sit and waste time. "There are no guarantees I would say", he said.
The bottom four sides will need to play a qualifying event also featuring the top four sides from the ICC World Cricket League Championship and the top two sides from the ICC World Cricket League. "We are very comfortable with trying things in very different ways". 320 was never going to be easy especially on England conditions. "If you take the last series, our batting was good, but our fielding was a drawback and in the last game which we had to win our batting let us down", Tharanga explained. Test cricket is the hardest format that exposes the gulf in quality of the teams to the limit but the limited overs matches are expected to be balanced, even though the visitors should be overwhelming favourites. We will stick to two seamers.
"We should try to play with confidence and the fact that we beat them in the Champions Trophy gives us lot of confidence", Tharanga said.More news: Lebanon targets Islamic State in Christian villages
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