Honestly, does anybody really care about this tournament? It’s just a recipe for the administrators to shove some more pointless India v Sri Lanka games down our throat – ‘coz the 1,500 or so fixtures over the past couple of years have simply not been enough. Both teams are coming off from facing each other in the CB series in Australia, and this tourney is right before India heads over there for yet another bilateral. Jesus f*cking Christ, isn’t there a limit to two teams playing each other again and again and again?
As for the rest – I can’t really see the Bangas turning up in this one, home soil or not. There seems to be some internal strife in their camp with Tamim Iqbal, arguably their best batter, being discarded or something like that. Pakistan on the other hand have managed to somehow throw away a series against the Poms 4-0 in Asia, if that were ever possible. But who gives a damn about them? India v Sri Lanka is what it is, babe! It’s always been that way.