Six years ago these two sides met in one of the most celebrated ICC World Cup finals in the history of the game. Six years since that fateful night when MS Dhoni hit that towering six over long on to help an entire nation realise the dream they had all been nurturing for 28 long years. Six years have passed, players have retired, new blood has come in and gone by, cricket has changed, rules have evolved but the emotion for the game hasn’t wavered even a bit.
Two new look sides would take the field today, high on emotion, high on expectation, trying to recreate the magic they had created six years back, this time in land far, far away from home.
The Virat Kohli led Indian side seems to the most balanced one in this tournament, a side that is probably destined to defend the trophy. Sri Lanka on the other hand are still reeling from the retirement of Jayawardene and Sangakkara. The rebuilding phase has extended a bit too long for the Lankans and they would be hoping that an ‘Indian scalp’ tomorrow could somehow provide their nation with a renewed direction in the sport.
Let’s get to business now!
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