Having decimated the opposition with clinical precision in all four matches, India will be aiming to complete a clean sweep when they take on a struggling Sri Lanka in the fifth and final cricket one-dayer here on Sunday.
The fifth and final match of the ODI series between India and England is scheduled to take place on Friday at Headingley, Leeds. The tourists have already clinched the series by wining three consecutive matches, after the opening match was washed out due to rain, without a ball being bowled.
After taking an unbeatable 3-0 lead after the nine-wicket win in the fourth ODI against England, India is likely to give a break to many of their key players in the fifth and final match at Leeds, here on Friday.
A listless Indian cricket team slumped to its worst ODI series defeat in New Zealand, going down 0-4, after the Black Caps hammered them by 87 runs in the inconsequential fifth and final one-dayer on Friday.
Dejected after being crushed 0-4 in the ODI series against New Zealand, Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday said his team failed to adapt and improvise quickly enough against a side which was consistency personified.
Eyeing a consolation win in the fifth and final one-dayer, Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja today said his teammates need to avoid panicking to curb the "little errors" that have cost them the series against New Zealand.
Their morale dented after losing the series, India would be desperate to salvage some lost pride by notching their maiden win on the tour when they take on a sprightly New Zealand in the fifth and final cricket one-dayer on Friday.
The city police today used force to disperse mob of cricket fans who became unruly after learning that tickets for the sixth ODI between India and Australia, scheduled to be played here on October 30, have been sold out.
Fear of another washout looms large as India take on Australia in the fifth ODI on Friday, faced with the challenge of winning the remaining three games to clinch the seven-match bilateral cricket series.
Trailing 1-2 in the seven-match ODI series with another wash-out looming large, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Friday said his team now faces a do-or-die situation in the remaining matches against Australia.
Exuding confidence of conducting the fifth ODI between India and Australia in Cuttack on Saturday despite heavy rains, Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) today said it was planning to use a chopper to dry the outfield of the Barabati Stadium.