Match Preview: India look to extend dominance over Sri Lanka in ODIs
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.
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.
The last time India faced Sri Lanka in one-dayers, it swept aside the island nation 5-0.