Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene won the toss and decided to bat in the Asia Cup Super League match against India at National Stadium here on Thursday.
Sri Lanka, who have already qualified for the July 6 final, rested their frontline bowler Chaminda Vaas and spinner Ajantha Mendis and brought in pacemen Kaushal Weeraratne and Dilhara Fernando.
India, who must win this match to throw Pakistan out of the race for the final, dropped allrounder Yusuf Pathan and leg-spinner Piyush Chawla for left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha and paceman Rudra Pratap Singh.
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Pragyan Ojha, Rudra Pratap Singh, Ishant Sharma, Praveen Kumar
Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Kumar Sangakkara, Sanath Jayasuriya, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Chamara Silva, Chamara Kapugedera, Kaushal Weeraratne, Thilan Thushara, Dilhara Fernando, Muttiah Muralitharan, Nuwan Kulasekera
Umpires: Simon Taufel (AUS), Brian Jerling (RSA)
Tv umpire: Zameer Haider (PAK)
Match referee: Alan Hurst (AUS)