Yuvraj in as Sri Lanka opt to field

Published: Tuesday, January 5, 2010, 13:32 [IST]
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Mirpur: Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and elected to field against India in the second match of the Idea Cup at Mirpur.

Tilakaratne Dilshan and Chamara Silva are injured and are not playing in the Sri Lankan squad. Lahiru Thirimanne will be making his debut as a makeshift opener and Thissara Perera will bat in the middle order. Kulasekara too is out and Thushara the left-arm seamer comes in.

India were boosted by the return of Yuvraj Singh and S Sreesanth.  There are no surprise omissions in the team.

While this is the first game of the tri-series for India, Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh in their first encounter yesterday.


Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kumar Sangakkara(w/c), Thilan Samaraweera, Thilina Kandamby, Muthumudalige Pushpakumara, Thissara Perera, Suraj Randiv, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Kulasekara, Chanaka Welegedara

India: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(w/c), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Sreesanth, Ashish Nehra


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