While India and Sri Lankan teams are raring to go the fifth and the final ODI of the series at Colombo, their hard-work might go in vain as rainstorm might play spoilsport. It has been raining heavily in Colombo since morning with the ground being under heavy covers.
Am afraid news coming out of Colombo not so good. It's been raining since morning with a bleak forecast for the day/evening #IndvSL
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) September 3, 2017
Well, if the weather does relax, the game might become crucial one even though it could be a shortened game. While Indian team is yet to be defeated on this tour, having won the Test series 3-0 and are leading the ODI series 4-0, Sri Lanka is looking to register at least one win in order to avoid humiliation.
Hopefully, not for too much longer! pic.twitter.com/uKTyfZvaf0
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 3, 2017
With the ODI series all done and dusted now, the hosts would be desperate to win the final game to return to the winning ways and avoid a whitewash. Speaking of the Indian team, after Shikhar Dhawan’s returning back to home, Ajinkya Rahane is expected to get his first match of the ODI series.
Here is the predicted XI for Indian Team:
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Ajinya Rahane, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur