They were struggling at 80/8, with Suranga Lakmal ripping apart the strong batting line-up of India.
Sri Lanka's ODI captain Thisara Perera said they were well prepared for the series and hoped to do something special in the coming days. "It is a lesson for many cricketers, that if you put in the hard yards, you will get the results and will be awarded", he said. There are different set of players that I had in the IPL team and this is completely different.
By his own admission, Rohit won't change the template of his captaincy which has got him success over the years in IPL.
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After a good first half our start to the second half was not enough. "We need to keep a good concentration and focus on this team".
"He has played with me in Mumbai and I have only seen him grow every game".
After having wrapped up a record ninth consecutive Test series win recently at the Ferozeshah Kotla in New Delhi, the Indian cricket team have begun their preparations for the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka in Dharamsala. He understands what he needs to do and what the team expects out of him. He is a very focussed guy, very disciplined in terms of his work ethics. "Hopefully, he can do the job for us what he has been doing in the past few months or so".
Looking at this abilities, Bumrah was called up for the Australia tour Down Under and made his worldwide debut during an ODI series in January 2016. India will play Sri Lanka in three ODI matches and three T20 Internationals after that.
And he has not looked back ever since and only got better. He also bowled 4 maiden overs in his spell. It is all the reward from what he has done in the ODIs and T20Is.