A brand new-look Indian cricket crew beneath the management of Shikhar Dhawan outclassed Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sunday to win the primary ODI by seven wickets. Children Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan batted with intent and confirmed a number of aggressive strokeplay as India chased down a goal of 263 runs in simply 36.four overs.
In the meantime, Sri Lanka’s hapless efficiency drew sharp reactions with former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja calling it a recreation the place the Indians, like a robust college crew, dominated the Lankans who appeared like a college crew.
“India vs Sri Lanka appeared like a College crew vs College crew match. Such was the distinction between the talents, execution, expertise and the flexibility to know the sport. It is a very difficult state of affairs for Sri Lankan cricket as a result of they had been enjoying at residence. They ready a flat pitch for the collection opener towards India and nonetheless ended with a median rating,” Ramiz Raja mentioned in his newest YouTube video.
“The way in which Sri Lanka performed towards spin, it appeared like that they had no thought the way to deal with spin. Traditionally, Sri Lankan batsmen have dominated the spinners. Nonetheless, the present lot simply doesn’t appear to be on that degree but.
“The Sri Lanka batters appeared confused after getting a begin. They couldn’t perceive the way to change the gear. And this confusion was created by India’s excellent bowling efficiency. India didn’t should push a lot because the problem wasn’t robust.
“The sport was one-sided. Sri Lanka produced a flop present. I don’t know whether or not watching them in future can be fascinating. Every thing about them appeared in gradual movement – a crew is enjoying towards a facet that felt like no problem was being thrown at them,” Raja concluded.