Boosted by their 3-0 clean sweep of Australia Down Under, a confident India would seek to continue their winning momentum when they take on a depleted and new-look Sri Lanka in the first of three T20 Internationals here on Tuesday.
Following their 1-2 series loss to Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team in the recently concluded three-match Test series, Marvan Atapattu on Thursday stepped down as the coach of the national cricket team.
Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara said his experience in international cricket helped him make an impactful comeback into the Test team, which eventually helped his side win the third match and beat Sri Lanka 2-1 here on Tuesday.
There was a lot of criticism from all quarters when Rohit Sharma was moved down the batting order from one drop to No 5 but the talented right-hander is of the opinion that "no one owns any particular batting slot" in this team.
He has the reputation of being a nice guy off the field, but Indian speedster Ishant Sharma was the highlight of the play on Day 4 of the third Test match between India and Sri Lanka where he had several altercations with the Lankan cricketers.
Hailing India's series levelling win against Sri Lanka in the second cricket Test as a start of a bright future, former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Monday said that the Virat Kohli-led side not only looks "determined" but has also found the right balance in all departments.
Sri Lankan middle-order batsman Lahiru Thirimanne was on Saturday fined 30 per cent of his match fee for "showing dissent at an umpires's decision" during the third day of the ongoing second cricket Test against India here.
Retiring legend Kumar Sangakkara failed to get a big knock in his swansong Test appearance but Sri Lanka overcame an early jolt to reach 140/3 after dismissing India for 393 in the first innings of the second cricket Test here today.
BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur, who is in Sri Lanka to meet Indian cricket team's director Ravi Shastri, felicitated Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara on Thursday, who will be playing his final international match today.