Fans can watch the India vs. Sri Lanka cricket match live online and see whether the Indian team can rebound from a surprising loss in the first Test last week.
After a shocking and somewhat embarrassing 63-run defeat last week, in which India let a big lead slip away, the team will look to change its fortunes when the teams meet for a second Test.
The match kicks off Thursday at 10 a.m. local time (4:30 p.m. GMT) from Colombo.
Following last week’s loss, India is hoping to stay the course and rebound in Thursday’s matchup.
“Let’s hope lightning doesn’t strike twice, because we will not change our style of play. Our mindset will be the same. But to close the deal, you have to walk the distance, and we made that mistake in the first Test. They are getting closer and for this team, it is a case of getting one on board. Then it will be the start of many,” Team Director Ravi Shastri was quoted by First Post.
But Shastri also disputed the idea that the Indian team, who just months ago reached the World Cup semifinals, fell under the pressure of facing Sri Lanka.
“It was not a question of buckling under pressure. They go out with intent. The endeavour of this team is to play fearless cricket that comes with mindset. These boys have enough talent. I am sure they must have thought after the match why I didn’t play this shot, why I didn’t play in this manner.”
Fans who watch the India vs. Sri Lanka cricket match live online will get to see if Rangana Herath can keep up the excellent bowling for Sri Lanka. His work in the first Test was pivotal in driving Sri Lanka to the win.
ESPNcricinfo noted as follows.
“Dropped in the last match and lacking the bite in the first innings, Herath put more body into the ball, bowled hardly a bad ball in 21 overs, went past Bishan Bedi to become the third-most successful left-arm spinner in Test history, and registered the second-best figures in Galle. This was a return to what Sri Lanka do really well: runs to play with, in-and-out fields so they are both attacking and defending at the same time, and their spinners landing everything on a penny.”
Fans who want to watch the India vs. Sri Lanka cricket match live online can click here for streaming video through Star Sports.
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