Sri Lanka v India, 1st ODI, HambantotaIndia Opt to Bat; Irfan in21-Jul-2012 08:43:00 GMT
Hambantota: India have won the toss and elected to bat in the 1st ODI against the Lankans at Hambantota on Saturday.
Dhoni reckons the toss will play a vital role at this venue. Irfan Pathan is playing as an allrounder, and India are going in with two spinners as Ojha and Ashwin.
Rangana Herath is back, and he takes Jeevan Mendis' place in the Sri Lankan side.
Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath
India: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Pragyan Ojha, Umesh Yadav