He played a huge role in India's 99 run win over Australia in the second ODI of the bilateral series in 2009. The conditions in the third ODI was tremendously helpful for the seam bowlers and a Sri Lankan support staff member told Cricbuzz that the bowlers had already started dressing up when Kapugedera won the toss.
However, MS Dhoni and Manish Pandey brought India back into the game, making their contribution to India's total of 375.
And there is a good opportunity for the former India captain to come up with a memorable performance in his milestone match since Sri Lanka have hardly come aross as respectable rivals in the lop-sided series.
Sri Lanka's entire five-man selection panel will step down en masse after the current limited overs series against India following protests over the team's slump in form, they said in a statement on Wednesday.
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Sri Lanka have played two matches at R.Premadasa Stadium, which was two years ago. Kuldeep Yadav, who was so impressive in the West Indies, may finally get a run. Lasith Malinga is the captain for Sri Lanka team. It will basically feature the bottom four sides as per the latest ODI team rankings, top-four teams from the ICC World Cricket League Championship and top-two nations ICC World Cricket League. Read Also: India vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Preview: Dominant India face struggling Sri Lanka at Colombo Angry fans lobbed bottles and other objects after Sri Lanka lost the third game in Pallekele to India on Sunday.
The failure of experienced players to deliver when it mattered the most and lack of consistency has been a key element for the failure of this Sri Lanka unit. They also have Thisara Perera and Wanindu Hasaranga on the bench.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Lokesh Rahul, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur.
In his 299 one-day matches, Dhoni has played numerous match-winning knocks, taking India to countless victories. With 9608 runs from 296 games, the only players above him are Sachin Tendulkar (18,426), Sourav Ganguly (11,221) and Rahul Dravid (10,768).