India vs Sri Lanka warm-up live streams Champions Trophy 2013. India to play Sri Lanka in the first of their warm-up game. ICC have scheduled six warm-up games which gives each team the chance to get the combinations right ahead of the tournament. India vs Sri Lanka warm-up will be televised as per ICC announcement. The match will be broadcasted by the official channel partners of the ICC.
The conditions in England will favor the Indian pace attack but the bowlers need to get the length right. These warm-up matches will definitely help Indian seamers to adapt to the conditions and plan their line and length ahead of the tournament. India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has already said that they will follow a five-bowler strategy. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma will be the key bowlers for India in the tournament. Besides bowling, Indian batsman will be tested as well. When they toured England last year they lost the series badly and all eyes will on Indians batsman again. Indian strength lies in their batting and these warm-up matches will help the players to adapt to the conditions and perform in the tournament. India don’t have a great record in Champions Trophy and with this being the last of the Champions Trophy tournament every team will be looking to claim it.
For Sri Lanka, they have been out of international cricket for quite a while now but some of the players did got a chance to play in the IPL recently. The first warm-up game of Sri Lanka against Pakistan was washed out by rain and they will be hoping to get a game today. Sri Lanka has a mix of new and experienced players with senior players holding the key for them. Lasith Malinga bowled superbly in the IPL but conditions at England will be completely different from the subcontinent. Sri Lanka too will be looking to check their right combination for the tournament with these warm-up matches.
Match Timings: 09:30 GMT | 10:30 local | 15:00 IST
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The Key players to watch out will be:
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma
Sri Lanka: Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jaywardene, Lasith Malinga, Sachithra Senanayake and Jeevan Mendis
India: MS Dhoni (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma.
Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (c), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Rangana Herath, Mahela Jayawardene, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Sachithra Senanayake.