Fans can watch the India vs. Sri Lanka cricket match live online and see whether the Indian cricket team can continue its winning streak in the 2016 Asia Cup or if a desperate Sri Lanka team is able to notch a much-needed victory.
India has opened the T20 tournament with resounding wins over Bangladesh and Pakistan, putting the team atop the points table. They look to go 3-0 when they face Sri Lanka in their next match.
The match starts Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. local time (1:30 p.m. GMT/8:30 a.m. ET) from Dhaka.
Those who watch the India vs. Sri Lanka cricket match live online will see a desperate Sri Lankan team. After beating UAE in their opening match, the team lost to Bangladesh on Sunday. A loss against India would keep them stuck at two points and make Friday’s match against Pakistan a win-or-go-home contest.
Although India has been dominant so far in the 2016 Asia Cup and won seven of their last eight T20 matches in total, there is still room for improvement, ESPNcricinfo noted.
“India’s T20 team have won seven of their last eight games. While the form of the top order has been quite impressive, the lower middle order (Nos. 5 to 7) is an area of concern. In fact, for the last couple of years India haven’t quite found the thrust at the back end of an innings despite having several limited-overs stalwarts in the line-up.”
India’s Nos. 5 to 7 batsmen have a strike rate of 118.6 since January 2014 – the worst of all teams
No Indian batsman from Nos. 5 to 7 is among the top 20 in terms of strike rate for those having played 25-plus balls since January 2014
Yuvraj Singh’s strike rate of 153.08 till 2103 has dropped to 92.59 since 2014 in T20Is
Saturday’s loss was demoralizing for Pakistani cricket fans and former players, who spoke out about the team’s disappointing performance. Many fans who had gathered in Karachi to watch the match ended angry, with some of them chanting slogans against the Pakistan Cricket Board and its players, the Indian Express reported.
There were even some reports that fans burned effigies and posters of captain Shahid Afridi and other players.
Former Test captain Mohammad Yousuf said it was not the coaching staff’s fault.
“No one can do anything not even a top mentor when the players are not willing to listen and learn,” he said. “I think Virat Kohli is a good example of talent, temperament and technique which is why he is so successful in every condition.”
There is a bit of added tension for fans who watch the India vs. Sri Lanka cricket match live online. Both teams are enduring injuries to key players, including Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga who is dealing with a knee injury.
India has their own injury concerns, including skipper MS Dhoni, who has been playing with a back brace as he deals with back spasms. Backup Parthiv Patel will likely have to step in as Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, and Shikhar Dhawan are nursing injuries, Cricbuzz reported.
MS Dhoni*†, R Ashwin, JJ Bumrah, S Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh, RA Jadeja, V Kohli, B Kumar, P Negi, A Nehra, HH Pandya, PA Patel†, AM Rahane, SK Raina, RG Sharma, Yuvraj Singh
Sri Lanka Squad
SL Malinga*, AD Mathews, PVD Chameera, LD Chandimal†, N Dickwella†, TM Dilshan, HMRKB Herath, DSNFG Jayasuriya, CK Kapugedera, KMDN Kulasekara, NLTC Perera, SMSM Senanayake, MD Shanaka, TAM Siriwardana, JDF Vandersay
Fans who want to watch the India vs. Sri Lanka cricket match live online can find streaming video of the 2016 Asia Cup by clicking here.
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