It's mission 2019 for captain Virat Kohli

It's mission 2019 for captain Virat Kohli

Kohli was unbeaten on 110 following his 131 in the fourth match. Even if you consider there were only 30 wides (if a wide ball goes for four, it's counted as five wides), it's not just one extra over per match but extra six runs as well.

Based on Kohli's current rate of more than three centuries a year, the once unthinkable prospect of Tendulkar's mark of 49 ODI centuries being surpassed is now a very real possibility. On this occasion, Kohli scored his 30th ODI century. We have to improve in all three departments, especially our batting. "We wanted to be relentless, we wanted to create good habits", Kohli said of his team's approach to the series.

Kohli has time and again proven that he is one of the best batsman in the world and his cricketing skills were at display on Monday as showed how he cannot only bat with his right hand but the left one too. "Getting a Man-of-the Series award in the subcontinent as a fast bowler - it's always a great thing to achieve".

Upul Tharanga will lead Sri Lanka in T20s for the first time after Angelo Mathews gave up captaincy post the loss to Zimbabwe prior to the Indian tour. "We need to collect more singles and we also need at least one of the top five batsmen to bat at least till the 40th over". But when we get more confident in the roles we are given, then we can be more unpredictable.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka have made a few changes to their original T20 squad after suffering the 5-0 whitewash.

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Kumar opened his account by catching Niroshan Dickwella (2) off his own bowling with Sri Lanka's on 14.

India continued their impressive run in Sri Lanka, recording a 168-run victory in the fourth one-day worldwide on Thursday to go 4-0 up in the five-match series. Upul Tharanga's return to form in the last ODI could not have come at a better time as he scored 48 in 34 balls. A 122-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Lahiru Thirimanne (67, 102b, 3×4, 1×6) and Angelo Mathews (55, 98b, 4×4) enabled Sri Lanka to reach a position of safety before Bhuvneshwar triggered their downfall.

Manish Pandey is also expected to retain his place in the side, while Hardik Pandya, who was rested for the final ODI, will be a sure starter on Wednesday.

Kumar bowled Thirimanne off the inside edge and the dismissal triggered a collapse that saw Sri Lanka lose their last seven wickets for 53 runs in under 11 overs. It will be interesting to see if Kohli goes in with two wrist spinners - Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal - or prefer one of them with left-arm spinner Axar Patel, who is known for his economical spells.

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