India and struggling Sri Lanka scheduled a Wankhede rematch.

MS DHONI

2011 saw the hosts defeat the islanders in the World Cup final. This time, refining their side against a reeling side will be the main focus.

At the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday, India and Sri Lanka will play a rematch of the 2011 World Cup final. The teams will play their maiden ODI at the site following India’s most celebrated victory eleven years ago.

Everyone will be reminded of that incredible match by Sachin Tendulkar’s life-size bronze statue. Which was dedicated on Wednesday in the western section of the stadium. And the Victory Memorial Stand, which was construct where captain MS Dhoni’s Cup-winning six fell to secure the 2011 final.

India vs Sri Lanka clash

However, following the retirements of Muttiah Muralitharan, Lasith Malinga, Mahela Jayawardene, and Kumar Sangakkara, the rivalry has changed. Based on all the signs, this World Cup’s seventh round matchup might be lopsided.

Rebounding from a crushing loss to Afghanistan. Sri Lanka encounters the rampaging national team that has destroyed every opponent thus far. The decline of the islands has made a victory by Sri Lanka seem like a shock these days. In their two Asia Cup matches, India easily defeated them by 10 wickets in the championship match.

India is playing at a brilliant level and resembles Dhoni’s 2011 team in every way. They are now atop the table with an all-win record, and they will try to clinch a semifinal berth with one more victory. Before facing a formidable South Africa team at Eden Gardens.

The excitement around Rohit Sharma’s team is unparalleled. Wankhede will be full to capacity in anticipation of witnessing the national team deliver yet another outstanding performance.

The match is crucial for India because they would most likely play their semifinal match here . Decreasing Pakistan’s prospects of making it farther. (If they were to play Pakistan, Eden Gardens would host). Before the knockout match, they will have a chance to adjust to the environment and figure out their best lineup.

Helping the players who are short on runs to establish their rhythm would be India’s primary priority. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, who together have amassed 52.58% of the total runs, have been heavily relied upon for most of the batting. We shall be closely observing Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer’s performance in this regard.

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