After convincingly beating Pakistan, a confident Indian team is all set to lock horns with Sri Lanka in the ICC Champions Trophy match on June 08, 2017, at the Oval.

The match starts at 03.00 PM IST.

Live updates:

SA 90/1 in 18 overs.

India 321/6 in 50 overs. [Shikar Dhawan 125, Rohit Sharma 78, MSDhoni 63]

Sri Lanka won the toss and bowl first.

Team news

Sri Lanka, in all probabilities, will open their innings with Dhanushka Gunathilaka and Niroshan Dickwella. For Dhanushka, this is a golden chance to prove his mettle, and if he succeeds in doing so, he might get a permanent position in the opening slot.

To strengthen the batting attack, Thisara Perera may also find his spot in the final eleven. If the team management decides to empower their spin attack, then Lakshan Sandakan will be included in the playing eleven. The pace attack of the Sri Lankan side which includes, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, and Suranga Lakmal will remain the same.

The form of Dinesh Chandimal is the major point of concern for the Sri Lankan side, as he is continuously failing to build up a decent score for the team.

As the pitch at the Oval is spin friendly, India may think about bringing in Ravichandran Ashwin in place of Umesh Yadav.

Sometimes, Virat Kohli may decide not to change the playing eleven, and if it happens, Ashwin will be compelled to sit on the bench once again in this tournament.

While playing against India, Sri Lanka will fear Mahendra Singh Dhoni a lot, as the former Indian skipper has a mind blowing record against the Islanders.

The wicket-keeper batsman has scored more than 22 percentage of his overall runs in the ODI against Sri Lanka, and it makes him the worst nightmare for Angelo Mathews and boys.

Television telecast information in the United States and India

Star Sports is telecasting this match live in India. For the live streaming, Internet users can visit the official website of Hotstar or Star Sports.

Indian team has a reasonably good fan following in the United States; thanks to the increasing popularity of the Indian Premier League. In the United States, Willow TV is telecasting this game live for the viewers.

Pitch and weather conditions

Most of the games in this year's ICC Champions Trophy were played under rain threat, and the same is expected for this game too. Oval is already cloudy, and weather experts predict little chances of a shower on Thursday.

The pitch at the Oval has a layer of grass on it, and it may initially favor the seam bowlers. Later on, it will help the spin bowlers to get an extra turn, and it will give Sri Lanka an upper hand over the Indians.

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