India opt to bat against Sri Lanka

February 3rd, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Sachin TendulkarColombo, Feb 3 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat against Sri Lanka in the third One-day international of the five-match series at the Premadasa Stadium here Tuesday. India lead the series 2-0 and didn’t make any change in the team that won the second ODI. Sri Lanka made one change by bringing in fast bowler Dilhara Fernando in place of an unimpressive Thilan Thushara.

TEAMS:

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Zaheer Khan, Praveen Kumar, Pragyan Ojha and Ishant Sharma

Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara (wicketkeeper), Thilina Kandamby, Chamara Kapugedera, Farveez Maharoof, Dilhara Fernando, Muttiah Muralitharan, Nuwan Kulasekara and Ajantha Mendis

Umpires: Brian Jerling (South Africa) and M.G. Silva (Sri Lanka)
TV umpire: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)
Match referee: Chris Broad (England)

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