Sri Lanka Vs India – A Preview of the Test Cricket World Cup
Well, it is time to decide who will be the next Indian Coach, India or Sri Lanka. After all, they have both won the Cricket World Cup and now are locked in a rivalry that has been brewing for many years now. Both the teams have a long history and the cricket world has been watching their rivalry grows over the years. Both the team’s management and players know that this is going to be a great test series. The fans have been crazy about the entire thing, and betting has really become popular. The series is scheduled to start on Boxing Day, which means that fans all over India will be glued to the television set, rooting for their team.
The two teams actually played each other in a two-day game earlier this year in the United States, but this test match was postponed due to rain. This meant that Sri Lanka did not have an option to train their players for this test match. They had no other choice but to play under what conditions. Well, since the officials had other things to do, they announced the entire test series to the world, including the starting times and the venues.
Since both these sides have a long and rich cricketing history, there is a lot of history and emotion between the players and their respective teams. Fans will want to witness the charm between both the teams and the tension between the two groups. This is the kind of match where fans can really get into the game, and root for their side to win. If this match was to be played in the United States, there is a very good chance that the home side would win by a large margin – which would make cricket fans in America very happy.
Well, that’s not the only way that the Sri Lankan team will enjoy their much anticipated victory over India in the test cricket world cup. There are a number of other factors that will help the Lankans come out on top. One, they are a relatively new country, while India is a much more developed country. The Lankans have yet to win a game against a top level team, so their overall cricketing skill has not been too good. However, they do hold the cricket world cup title, and it is a pretty big responsibility that is being given to them by the organizers of the tournament.
Another factor is that Sri Lanka hasn’t had much previous experience of playing against the top level players from India. Many experts have said that they will need a good amount of practice against other top sides to understand how they should play against the Indian professionals. Even the batsmen have been known to lack confidence when playing against the top caliber bowlers, like the Indians. Overall, the entire team is missing a very important player or key player who could really help the team to get going.
This is a definite negative for India. They were counting on the left hand wicket keeper, Amla Prema, to do their best in the test cricket world cup. Prema has been doing an excellent job for Sri Lanka throughout the year, but he hasn’t been able to make a significant contribution in the Tests. If he plays well in the upcoming Tests, then the Indians might feel like they have got a pretty good player. It will definitely be a big boost for the Sri Lankan players if Prema can put in some amazing performances in the upcoming matches.
The overall scorecard looks in favor of India at the moment. However, there are still a few factors that can change the balance. It is expected that the teams will try to play as evenly as possible, so that there is no surprise if the match goes in favor of India at times and Sri Lanka at others. Cricket world rankings give a lot of importance to test cricket world rankings. For any other country or team, that is completely irrelevant, but for a Sri Lanka team, the rankings are very important.
The test cricket world cup is scheduled from 7th April to 14th April this year. For all the other countries it is just a single tournament, but for Sri Lanka it is a double event. So all eyes will be on how well the Sri Lanka team will perform. And all eyes will be on how well the Indian team will do.