The county will hope Ashwin, ranked No. 3 in the bowler's Test world rankings and second in the all-rounder lists, propels it to promotion in their final four matches.
Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke advised the current squad to be wary of India ahead of their one-day series beginning in September. Ten years ago, I was only thinking of playing for India, so this feels really good.
Tharanga will lead the islanders into the opening match of the ODI series in Dambulla, having been appointed limited-overs captain to revive the ailing team after its shock 3-2 loss to minnow Zimbabwe.
"I am looking forward to it". I'm not thinking too much about it. Yes, it will be a good opportunity for me to get onto the field.
He was then forced to miss the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the subsequent Champions Trophy held in England.
When quizzed about the same, the 30-year said that he had not dwelled upon the same and instead focused on improving his skills and backing his strengths. That is what I have been doing. You have to take it in your stride, that is the time when you get to know what is the weak part of your body, where you have to work...
Talking about their opponents India, they had cleansweeped the Islanders 5-0, back in 2014 and above all the Lankans had bowed out of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in England following another dismal performance from the side. We clearly saw they defeated us quite comfortably. According to sources, Virat has been piped to the post by Manish Pandey, who has the highest score of 19.2 as compared to Virat's score of 19.
Speaking to observerbd.com, Gurusinha said: "Our physio and trainer are in charge of food at games and they have banned biscuits in the changing room". We are going to stick to our strength.
"The other day there were biscuits in the changing room and I informed the catering staff to take them out as our trainer did not want the players to eat them". But that can happen.
Overall, it's a happy headache for the Indian team management and the selection panel, which had proposed a policy of rotation towards building the core for the World Cup that is a couple of years away.
Dhoni will be under scrutiny right from the Sri Lanka series and it will be interesting to see how the World Cup-winning captain responds to the situation.