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Yuvraj returns, Sri Lanka elect to bat

Published: Monday, December 21, 2009, 14:09 [IST]
 
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Yuvraj returns, Sri Lanka elect to bat

Cuttack: Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and elected to bat in the third ODI against India in Cuttack on Monday.

Yuvraj Singh, who missed the first two games due to a finger injury and flu, returned into the final eleven to bolster Indian middle-order.

Dinesh Karthik would play his first match of the series in place of MS Dhoni, who is serving a two-ODI ban.

Paceman Ishant Sharma also made a comeback in place of Praveen Kumar.

In Sri Lankan side, Lasith Malinga has replaced the injured Angelo Mathews.

Teams:

India (Playing XI): Virender Sehwag(c), Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Ishant Sharma

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara(w/c), Mahela Jayawardene, Chamara Kapugedera, Thilina Kandamby, Suraj Randiv, Ajantha Mendis, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekara, Chanaka Welegedara

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