Dravid elects to bowl in make-or-break Cup clash

Published: Friday, March 23, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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Bangalore:India skipper Rahul Dravid elected to bowl against Sri Lanka in their must-win World Cup Group B tie at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain on Friday.

India, facing elimination if they lose, made one change by including off-spinner Harbhajan Singh in place of leg-spinner Anil Kumble as the only specialist spinner.

Sri Lanka, who have almost made it to the Super Eights stage, included seamer Dilhara Fernando in place of all-rounder Farveez Maharoof.

Bangladesh, the third team, would go through if India lose and they avoid defeat in the last group game against whipping boys Bermuda.


India: Robin Uthappa, Saurav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid (capt), Mahendra Dhoni (wk), Ajit Agarkar, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and Munaf Patel. Coach: Greg Chappell.

Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Chamara Silva, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Russel Arnold, Dilhara Fernando, Chaminda Vaas, Lasith Malinga, Muttiah Muralitharan. Coach: Tom Moody.


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