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Match Preview: India look to extend dominance over Sri Lanka in ODIs

by Saurabh Sharma Dec 09, 2017 • 15:46 PM

Dharamsala, Dec 9 (Cricketnmore): India will aim to extend their dominance sans regular skipper Virat Kohli when they face Sri Lanka in the opener of the three-match One-day International rubber at the HPCA Stadium here on Sunday.

Kohli had asked for a break ahead of the challenging tour to South Africa later this month and, in his absence, vice captain Rohit Sharma will take over the reins of the Men in Blue.

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With predictions of widespread rain and snow threatening the opener, the toss could play a crucial role in the outcome of the tie.

Having won five straight bilateral series apart from reaching Champions Trophy final, a 3-0 win will put India atop the ICC ODI rankings, overtaking South Africa.

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The last time India faced Sri Lanka in one-dayers, it swept aside the island nation 5-0.

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