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2018 Nidahas Trophy: Sri Lanka-India encounter delayed due to wet outfield in Colombo

DECCAN CHRONICLE WITH AGENCY INPUTS
Published Mar 12, 2018, 7:18 pm IST
Updated Mar 12, 2018, 7:18 pm IST
It will be India's second encounter with Sri Lanka after suffering a five-wicket loss to the hosts in the first match of the tournament.
 Wet outfield delayed the start of the 2018 Nidahas Trophy encounter between Sri Lanka and India on Monday. (Photo: Twitter / BCCI)
  Wet outfield delayed the start of the 2018 Nidahas Trophy encounter between Sri Lanka and India on Monday. (Photo: Twitter / BCCI)

Colombo: Wet outfield delayed the start of the 2018 Nidahas Trophy encounter between Sri Lanka and India on Monday.

Both teams are looking for their second wins in the tournament and inch closer to the final.

 

It will be India's second encounter with Sri Lanka after suffering a five-wicket loss to the hosts in the first match of the tournament.

The Men in Blue, being led by stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma, however, bounced back strongly to outplay Bangladesh in their next match.

A win on Monday would take India to the top in the points table past the Lankans, who are currently leading the table on net run rate ahead of India and Bangladesh.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka would be hoping for an improved show today after they lost to Bangladesh by five wickets on Saturday.

The tournament has been quite erratic so far, as all three teams have won and lost a match each so far.

With captain Dinesh Chandimal suspended for the two upcoming matches in the tournament, following his team's slow over-rate against Bangladesh, Thisara Perera has been appointed as the interim captain in place of him.

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