India vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming: Watch Free Online ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Semifinal From Cardiff

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Jun 20, 2013 05:03 AM EDT
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Suresh Raina celebrates after holding onto a catch to dismiss Nasir Jamshed in the ICC Champions Trophy game between India and Pakistan, June 15(Photo : Reuters) "

 

After dominating the group stages, India will need to ward off any complacency when they take on Sri Lanka in the second semifinal of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013.

England have already booked their place in the final of the tournament with an authoritative seven-wicket win over South Africa.

India and Sri Lanka, who were joint winners of the Champions Trophy in 2002, will be desperate to join England in the final by posting a win in Cardiff Thursday.

"We never have expectations of doing well over here, so we don't know who all are saying that we have to win this tournament," India skipper M.S. Dhoni said. "So I think it started by you guys and ended by you guys.

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"We just came here to play some good cricket, and that's what we have been doing. We are working hard, and that's what is really now at hand. Every next session that we are going into we want to improve ourselves."

The last time the two sides met in the knockout phase of a major 50-over tournament, India beat Sri Lanka in the final of the 2011 World Cup.

That day Mahela Jayawardene played a brilliant hundred, which looked good enough to take Sri Lanka to victory, and on Thursday as well, Sri Lanka will rely heavily on the experienced right-hander along with another great Kumar Sangakkara.

"I think they are a dangerous side, so we shouldn't just concentrate on two individuals," Dhoni added. "I think overall if you see their first seven batsmen all of them are very dangerous, so I think we'll concentrate on all of them rather than thinking about the two individuals.

"But yes, they are someone who have done really well for Sri Lanka, very well they have played, so we have to be aware of the fact, but still we need to prepare also for the whole team."

Rain is expected in Cardiff on Thursday, but Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews is determined to ensure Sri Lanka come to the fore in the aspects that they can control against India.

"India is a very strong team to beat and they've got a good batting lineup," he said. "They are a good, balanced team, and I think to work on the Indians, I think we need to play positive cricket.

"And considering -- the weather is not in our control, but apparently it's going to rain quite a bit. But I know it's not in our control. We need to try and control the things that we can control, batting, bowling and fielding, obviously. We will try and do our best in that and try and win."

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Expected lineups: India: Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli, Karthik, Raina, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, Kumar, Ishant, Yadav.

Sri Lanka: Perera, Dilshan, Sangakkara, Jayawardene, Thirimanne, Chandimal, Mathews, Perera, Kulasekara, Malinga, Herath.

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