ICC World Twenty20 India vs SriLanka Final Match: In-Depth Preview, Where to Watch Live, Free Live Streaming, Prediction, TV Info

Indian players celebrate fall of a wicket during a World T20 match between India and Australia at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur of Bangladesh on March 30, 2014. (Photo: IANS)

Indian players celebrate fall of a wicket during a World T20 match between India and Australia at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur of Bangladesh on March 30, 2014. (Photo: IANS)

India, winners throughout the Twenty20 World Cup tournament, will take on Sri lanka, who are riding high on a recent win of the Asia Cup 2014 at the same stadium in Bangladesh. Time: Sunday, April 6 at 6 pm BST (Local Time); 1.30 pm IST; 1.00 pm PkST; 8 am GMT; 3 am ET; UAE 12.00 noon; Saudi Arabia 11.00 am; Canada 1 am. Venue: The crucial t20 Final match will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur in Bangladesh. Weather.com predicts thunderstorms in the afternoon, with temperatures reaching high in the evening and the air being humid. Where to Watch Live? Live on TV Channels: In India, Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD1 will show it live and on SLBC TV will show it live in Sri Lanka. In Pakistan, PTV and Ten Sports will show it live. In Bangladesh, BTV, Gazi , Maasranga will show it live while in  the US, viewers can turn to ESPN for live broadcast and in Canada, Indian-origin cricket fans can watch it on ESPN. In the United Kingdom, Indian-origin and Sri Lankan expatriates can watch it on SKY SPORTS. Online Live Streaming information: For mobile coverage, access via the Starsports or in UK via Sky Go app.

World T20 Championship 2014 Logo (Courtesy: ICC-Cricket)

World T20 Championship 2014 Logo (Courtesy: ICC-Cricket)

In India, Starsports holds the entire rights both on TV and online, so viewers can only watch it live on their paid website HERE . In Sri Lanka, viewers can access the link HERE to watch the game and its highlights. In the UK, which has maximum number of Indian-origina and Sri Lankan population, the Twenty20 World cup is available on Sky Sports TV but those struck to their mobiles and computers can watch it live HERE. Similarly, those in the US and Canada with interest in watching cricket live when their country of origin is involved can access the live streaming via mobiles or smartphones with Wi-Fi HERE. In Australia, Southeast Asia and Singapore, Indian and sri Lankan origin cricket fans and viewers can catch the action live online HERE. For LIVESCORE, visit ICC official website HERE TEAM NEWS: INDIA: India is just one win short of claiming the Twenty20 World Cup 2014 being played at Sher-e-Bangla National cricket Stadium today, Sunday April 6. MS Dhoni, Indian capatain will become the first to lead the team to hold all three ICC trophies simultaneously. Dhoni has become the man with no frickles but full of composure on the cricket field. One cannot even guess what goes on in his mind in the face of winning or losing.dhoni “I don’t think I was calm from my childhood,” Dhoni said on Saturday. “I’m someone who doesn’t like losing much. When I was young, I had trouble controlling the emotions associated with getting defeated.” But he said over a period of time, he had learnt how to control the emotion and began to deal with emotions easily. In a game, there are so many stages where “you don’t want to take a decision emotionally. Practically, you decide what’s the best option.” “For us, what is important is doing well in the final. The other factors we don’t really focus on, because it is more important to win a World cup for your country than focus on stats,” he said. It was a long journey for him from the time he was made the captain of the T20 International team at the first World T20 in South Africa in 2007. “Over the years that I have been the captain, I have seen almost everything… Controversies are a big part of Indian cricket and I have been through all it. There’s hardly anything good or bad in Indian cricket that happens without my name”, in reference to the match betting scm back home that is tarnishing his image as CSK IPL team. “It doesn’t matter which game you are playing. It has taught me a lot and it’s still a learning curve for me. Hopefully, it will teach me many more things in my life after cricket.” In 2007, Dhoni was a greenhorn as a captain leading a young side to an unexpected title run. Since then, Dhoni has grown in stature and his career includes a 50-over World Cup crown, the No. 1 Test ranking and the Champions Trophy. In the last six-and-a-half years, he has grown beyond sending out any messages of confidence or otherwise. This time too, refusing to send any message to India cricket fans, he was candid: “We don’t want to send out any message only before the final. Whatever we feel towards the fans, whatever is there in our hearts for them, it is there throughout the year, not just before the final.” SRI LANKA: Similarly, for Sri Lanka too, the win makes them the winners throughout in two major world events in a row this year and both played at Bangladesh, at the same stadium. For the final, Sri Lanka may expect Lasith Malinga and Sachithra Senanayake to show their mettle now. Batsmen Chathuranga de Silva and Thisara Perera will have to hold tight to the ground. Sri Lanka has won 40 of their total 64 T20Is. In percentage-wise, only Nepal, with two wins and one defeat, has a higher win percentage, if not number of matches.sher stadium Sri Lanka also has the highest win percentage in ICC World Twenty20 matches. It has won 20 matches so far, lost nine matches and had a tie in  one of their 30 games played in the Twenty20 World Cup 2014 tournament. Sri Lanka’s captain Angelo Mathews will play his 53rd consecutive T20I, a record for most T20Is in a row at 54 is held by Saeed Ajmal, who played from May 2009 to August 2013. Whenever Sri Lanka batted first, they were able to win as they won five of the last six T20Is in which they have batted first, instead of chasing the runs. The batting order is unlikely to be changed drastically on Sunday with Kusal Perera and Lahiru Thirimanne at the top, followed by Kumar Sangakkara and Mathews. Unless Mahela Jayawardene shows some grit, it would be difficult for the team to put up a good peroformance. Had it been any other team, Sri Lanka would have gone home with the cup this time but India, showing an excellent form, cannot be undermined in the midst of euphoria surrounding their performance. Sri Lanka now needs Angelo Mathews to sail the team through to victory in a typical run-chase. Sri Lankan player Mahela Jayawardene needs eight runs to become the first player to score 1,000 runs in ICC World Twenty20 matches, which he is likely to make today. Also Mahela Jayawardene requires 31 runs to reach 1,500-mark in T20Is. His co-player Tillakaratne Dilshan too needs 66 runs to reach this record in T20Is. It remains to be seen if the Asia Cup 2014 champions hold on to win another title in the face of tough fight from Indians. As no one can bet who will win, India must show its grit in the play. Squads: India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt, wk), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina,  Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Stuart Binny, Varun Aaron. Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (c), Kushal Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal, Ashan Priyanjan, Chathuranga de Silva, Sachithra Senanayake, Lasith Malinga, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Dhammika Prasad, Ajantha Mendis. Prediction:  If rain doesn’t disrupt, India will win with maximum footage in the final match as Sri Lankans are slightly low on team strength though determined to take home the World Twenty20 Cup 2014 trophy.

INDIA STARSPORTS http://www.starsports.com/
SRI LANKA CSN http://espn.go.com/watchespn/
SOUTH AFRICA Supersport & SABC http://www.supersport.com/live-video
WEST INDIES ESPN http://espn.go.com/watchespn/


BTV, Gazi , & Maasranga http://www.starsports.com/

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