Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Time and Venue of India vs Sri Lanka 4th ODI 2009

Indian cricket team will face Sri Lanka on 24th December 2009 to get ODI series victory with one match in hand. Winning the 3rd ODI match by 7 wickets and 45 balls remaining at hand, host team India has taken the control of ODI series. Now, they are leading the 5-match ODI series by 2-1. India needs one more victory to seal the series. Sri Lanka has no option except winning if they want to stay in the competition. The fourth ODI match will take place at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

Injury is a major problem for Indian cricket team. Their hard hitting batsman Yuvraj Singh has been ruled out because of finger injury. He sustained this injury during the 2nd T20 match in Mohali. We can not see him playing in the 4th ODI match. No doubt, his absence will create a big void in the squad. Who will replace him? Rohit Sharma is the probable batsman who can replace him.

The 4th ODI match will start at 09:00 GMT (14:30 local time). It is another day-night game. I hope you will enjoy it live on NEO Cricket.

After a long time any ODI match is going to be held at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. It is one of the oldest venues in India. It was established in 1864. This venues has 90,000 sitting capacity. This venue is considered as lucky ground for host team India. They stopped Australia’s 17th straight Test win in 2001. Spin bowlers will get some benefit in this venue.

1 comment:

  1. Lankans surely thump India , this time around.
    Remember 13 years back how they hunted them in the semi finals. This will take place again.