The world will witness a new ODI Cricket world champion when India will take on Sri Lanka at Mumbai on 02-04-2011 in the final of the ICC world cup 2011.This final will ensure that a new world champion will be crowned after the end of dominance by Australia.
Though India will be definitely the favorite to life the trophy Sri Lanka by no means are underdogs. Like India Sri Lanka too have strong batting line ups supported by experienced bowling attack, a blend of superior quality of pace and spin.
Great batsman Sachin Tendulkar will try to end up his illustrious ODI career on the side of being world champion.
For India a lots will depend upon their opening batsman followed by strong middle order line up. Luck had always played a vital part for India in this tournament and will look forward to carry the same in the ultimate match.
On the other hand Sri Lanka will leave no stone unturned to win this trophy to give spin wizard Murlitharan a memorable farewell from international arena.
It is expected to be a close contest between Indian batsman and Lankan`s bowler. India will definitely have home advantage but so far no team has won the championship in its home ground. Though Sri Lanka won as hosting nation in 1996 but that final was played in Pakistan.
Overall it is expected to be a true world Cup final between the neighbours and Asian rivalry