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India opt to bat in tri-series tie against Pak

Published: Tuesday, June 10, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
 
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Dhaka: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat in the tri-series league tie against the traditional rivals Pakistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur here on Tuesday.

India included two spinners in the shape of Yusuf Pathan and Piyush Chawla on a dark, hard and flat Mirpur wicket which is expected to assist slow bowlers. Robin Uthappa sits out.

Pakistan have retained the same line-up which recorded an emphatic 70-run victory in the series opener against Bangla.

With South West mansoon gathering the steady strength weather could well play a spoilsport here.

India will take on the hosts in the last league tie on Thursday.  

Squads:

India: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, Piyush Chawla, Praveen Kumar and Ishant Sharma.
 
Pakistan: Salman Butt, Kamran Akmal, Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Misbah-ul-Haq, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz and Iftikhar Anjum.

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