Published: Sun, September 03, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

Shikhar Dhawan to return to India on Sunday

Shikhar Dhawan to return to India on Sunday

Kohli had earlier mentioned that in the presence of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, there is no option for Rahane but to play as the third choice opener in the ODIs and T20Is. The team has been plunging into one low after another in the matches they have played against India.

He has not scored an worldwide century since August 2015, and he had only scored one ODI fifty in his first nine innings this year, but during the 80-ball 70 on Thursday, at least, Angelo Mathews seemed to regain a little of his old self. In this India's tour of Sri Lanka, host team hasn't been successful in subjugating any game. Only four individual half-centuries and all four by different batsmen in different matches highlight the plight of Sri Lanka's batting, which is struggling for consistency as well as continuity with players coming in and out. He seemed to have a little zip with the ball as well - two wickets falling off one of his overs.

Sri Lanka had chased down India's 322 in the Champions Trophy in June, so a few hoped for a miracle, though this time the team had to go after the mammoth target without Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera and Asela Gunaratne.

While virtually all his team-mates have prospered, KL Rahul has skidded through the series with scores of 4, 17 and 7. In particular, he spoke about senior batsman Lahiru Thirimanne who has returned to the global fold in this series.

"Dhawan's mother is stable and is recovering well at the moment", BCCI acting-secretary Amitabh Chaudhary was quoted as saying. But for the fourth ODI, he made three changes, bringing in Shardul Thakur, Manish Pandey and Kuldeep Yadav for Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kedar Jadhav and Yuzvendra Chahal respectively.

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The Khettarama track has a little bit of grass again, which means the seamers are likely to be effective.

India vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI live streaming will be provided by popular online platform of "Hotstar".

Rahane is the only player who is yet to play a game in the series and was the highest scorer for India in the previous ODI series against West Indies.

How do I watch India vs Sri Lanka fifth ODI live? We have told the team to improve that area by about 15 per cent.

With the 49 not out on Thursday, MS Dhoni's average for 2017 has risen to 91.16, with a strike rate of 85. This is despite his having been a very consistent ODI batsman in the first 12 months after his debut in 2016. To be brutally honest, confidence level is really down and naturally so when you are 4-0 down.

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