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Sri Lanka vs India, 1st ODI: 5 key players to watch out for!

Sri Lanka vs India, 1st ODI: 5 key players to watch out for!

Apart from mere redemption, there is one more reason as to why the hosts would be looking for victories in this series. If they can scalp at least two wins over Virat Kohli-led Team India, they would secure a direct entry in the 2019 cricket World Cup.

SL vs IND, ODI series: Sunil Gavaskar rules out another whitewash, predicts India to win 4-1

SL vs IND, ODI series: Sunil Gavaskar rules out another whitewash, predicts India to win 4-1

In the just concluded three-match Test series, India registered their first ever overseas series whitewash after winning 3-0.

Watch: MS Dhoni and co. sweat it out ahead of Dambulla ODI

Watch: MS Dhoni and co. sweat it out ahead of Dambulla ODI

Ahead of the ODI series, the likes of MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma were spotted sweating in the nets. 

SL vs IND, 1st ODI: Upul Tharanga's Sri Lanka seek redemption against Virat Kohli and Co

SL vs IND, 1st ODI: Upul Tharanga's Sri Lanka seek redemption against Virat Kohli and Co

Tharanga will lead the islanders into the opening match of the ODI series in Dambulla, having been appointed limited-overs captain to revive the ailing team after their shock 3-2 loss to minnows Zimbabwe.

SL vs IND: MS Dhoni gets down to business, spotted training with Ravi Shastri — Viral Photo

SL vs IND: MS Dhoni gets down to business, spotted training with Ravi Shastri — Viral Photo

After India's 3-0 series whitewash in the Test series, both the sides will gather for a limited-overs series comprising five One-Day International and an one-off Twenty20 International matches.

SL vs IND: Virat Kohli & Co reach Dambulla for 1st ODI — Photos

SL vs IND: Virat Kohli & Co reach Dambulla for 1st ODI — Photos

In the just concluded three-match Test series, India recorded their first ever away whitewash by winning 3-0.

MS Dhoni gives pep talk to coaches, focuses on importance of coach-captain relationship

MS Dhoni gives pep talk to coaches, focuses on importance of coach-captain relationship

Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav, who were training at the NCA, were invited to address the gathering.

MS Dhoni to setup cricket academy in Dubai

MS Dhoni to setup cricket academy in Dubai

Dhoni, who was selected in India's five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka starting August 17, spoke on his association with the club and future plans.

No 1 wicket-keeper in the world, Wriddhiman Saha walking into MS Dhoni's shoes: Ravi Shastri

No 1 wicket-keeper in the world, Wriddhiman Saha walking into MS Dhoni's shoes: Ravi Shastri

While speaking about Saha's phenomenal rise, the former Indian captain said that the Bengal-lad is walking into MS Dhoni's shoes.

Twitterati infuriated over MSK Prasad's "will look for MS Dhoni's alternative" statement

Twitterati infuriated over MSK Prasad's "will look for MS Dhoni's alternative" statement

 After India's historic 3-0 clean sweep of Sri Lanka at Pallekele on Monday, the ODI squad was announced for the five-match series and it once again saw the name of MS Dhoni on the list

If MS Dhoni is not delivering, we will have to look at alternatives, says chairman of selectors MSK Prasad

If MS Dhoni is not delivering, we will have to look at alternatives, says chairman of selectors MSK Prasad

Prior to the Champions Trophy, Virat had called Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh, the two pillars of the team and that they were included owing to their experience and power to deliver when situations required. However, the Ranchi-based cricketer didn't have the nicest outing at England. And thus his selection for the Windies tour was questioned. 

Virat Kohli leapfrogs MS Dhoni to become Indian captain with second-most overseas Test wins

Virat Kohli leapfrogs MS Dhoni to become Indian captain with second-most overseas Test wins

Virat Kohli-led Team India crumbled down the jaded Sri Lankan side by an innings and 171 runs on Day 3 of the third and final Test match to complete a 3-0 clean sweep, thus becoming the first ever Indian side to win a full Test series on foreign soil

SL vs IND: Virat Kohli leads Team India to first ever overseas clean sweep in series of three or more matches

SL vs IND: Virat Kohli leads Team India to first ever overseas clean sweep in series of three or more matches

India is now the team to win the most number of Test matches in Sri Lanka. They have nine such victories to their name. Adding to it, this was Team India's fifth consecutive Test victory over the Sri Lankan side, and all came under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.

MS Dhoni taught me to put the team first, says Hardik Pandya

MS Dhoni taught me to put the team first, says Hardik Pandya

The right-hander scored 108 and helped India accumulate 487 runs before they bundled out the hosts for 135 and enforced the follow-on. 

Yuvraj Singh ignored as India squad for Sri Lanka ODIs, T20I announced

Yuvraj Singh ignored as India squad for Sri Lanka ODIs, T20I announced

The series starts on August 20, after the conclusion of the ongoing three-match Test series. 

MS Dhoni is a 3 AM captain; he listens to everyone's opinion: Scott Styris

MS Dhoni is a 3 AM captain; he listens to everyone's opinion: Scott Styris

With CSK returning to IPL after a two-year suspension, Styris expressed his happiness and said that everybody wants it to come back as it has been the best team.

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: Likely ins and outs ahead of ODI squad announcement

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: Likely ins and outs ahead of ODI squad announcement

Team India is slated to play a three-match one-day international series against Sri Lanka, right after the conclusion of the Test series and the selectors are all set to announce the final 15-member squad today.

MS Dhoni an honest man, deserves to end career on his own terms: Mike Hussey

MS Dhoni an honest man, deserves to end career on his own terms: Mike Hussey

Hussey, who played with Dhoni during his time with the Chennai Super Kings, was back in the city for a commentary stint in the Tamil Nadu Premier League.

MS Dhoni back to training ahead of Sri Lanka ODI series, posts picture on Instagram

MS Dhoni back to training ahead of Sri Lanka ODI series, posts picture on Instagram

India are slated to play five one-day internationals and a one-off T20 international post the Test series in Sri Lanka. The ODI series will be played from August 20. The T20 international on the other hand will be played on September 6.

Ravindra Jadeja thanks Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni for his meteoric rise

Ravindra Jadeja thanks Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni for his meteoric rise

Team India skipper Virat Kohli lauded the contribution of Ravindra Jadeja for his terrific all-around performance in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo.