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'Harbhajan should replace Kumble'

March 22, 2007

For India, it is a do or die situation against Sri Lanka on Friday. India face the tough task of having to beat a rampant Sri Lanka in their final Group B match if they are to avoid being knocked out in the first round.

An Indian defeat would allow Bangladesh to advance that is if they manage to beat Bermuda on Sunday.

Sri Lanka enjoy a 3-2 win-loss record against India in World Cup matches, but India have won their last two meetings in 1999 and in 2003, where they went on to reach the final.

Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene is keen to settle the score with India after his team's recent 3-1 series defeat in the one-day series in India. On the other hand, Indian coach Greg Chappell has urged his players to overcome their fear of failure and give their best.

Kiran More, former India wicketkeeper and chief selector, previews the match.

'If Sanath Jayasuriya and Kumara Sangakkara get out early I think it will put a lot of pressure on Sri Lanka,' he told Special Correspondent Harish Kotian.

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