Fans can watch the India vs. Sri Lanka cricket match live online and see whether India can maintain momentum in the series despite the loss of its captain to injury.
India has played excellent through the start of the series against Sri Lanka, taking the first three One-Day International matches and looking sharp doing it. But the squad has also had to deal with an injury to MS Dhoni, who will miss the series with a hairline crack at the base of his right thumb.
The Indian squad has already decided to rest Dhoni for the first Test, hoping to keep him fresh for the upcoming World Cup.
“He could well have risked playing in Brisbane but eventually it was decided against playing him in the opening Test since nobody wants the injury to recur or aggravate with the World Cup set to start in a little over two months after the Brisbane Test,” a source told ESPNcricinfo.com.
India and Sri Lanka will now meet for their fourth ODI, which kicks off Thursday at 1 p.m. local time (8 a.m GMT) from Kolkata.
Fans who watch the India vs. Sri Lanka cricket match live online will see India in a test without its captain. The team has gained quite a bit of momentum from its winning streak, with strong play extending back to the previous series with West Indies, which was cut short when the visitors left amid a pay dispute.
V Kohli*, R Ashwin, STR Binny, KM Jadhav, DS Kulkarni, AR Patel, AM Rahane, SK Raina, AT Rayudu, KV Sharma, RG Sharma, RV Uthappa†, R Vinay Kumar, UT Yadav
Sri Lanka Squad
AD Mathews*, PC de Silva, N Dickwella†, TM Dilshan, PLS Gamage, DPMD Jayawardene, S Randiv, KMDN Kulasekara, MDKJ Perera, NLTC Perera, KTGD Prasad, S Prasanna, SMA Priyanjan, KC Sangakkara†, WU Tharanga
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