Questioning the approach of his frontline batsmen, Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews on Sunday blamed the 169-run loss against India in the opening ODI to the abject surrender by the visiting line-up on a good Barabati Stadium wicket, here.
Relishing at the prospect of leading the side in the the first three ODIs against Sri Lanka, India's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday said the hastily-planned series would be an exciting one, especially with World Cup spots up for grabs.
The first ODI between India and Sri Lanka at the Barabati Stadium will be a run-feast predicted curator Pankaj Patnaik but at the same time did not forget to remind that toss might turn out to be crucial due to dew factor, later in the evening.
The Police on Friday suggested Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) to add new infrastructures at the Barabati Stadium from safety point of view as preparations are in full swing for the Twenty20 match between India and the West Indies here on Monday.
The Police on Thursday suggested Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) to add new infrastructures at the Barabati Stadium from safety point of view as preparations are in full swing for the Twenty20 match between India and the West Indies here on Monday.
Even as heavy rains cast doubts over the fate of the fifth ODI between India and Australia here Saturday, cricket enthusiasts today waited in long queues in front of Barabati stadium to purchase tickets for the match.
After Pakistan team management`s appreciation, ICC too has praised the hospitality and facilities provided by Odisha Cricket Association to Pakistan players, who are staying inside Barabati stadium premises here for the Women`s World Cup to be played here and in Mumbai.
Services scored once in each half as they beat Kerala 2-1 at the Barabati Stadium here Friday to advance to the final of the 66th Santosh Trophy. They await the winner between Manipur and Tamil Nadu to see who they will face Monday.