India opt to field against Sri Lanka

January 28th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS  

Sachin TendulkarDambulla (Sri Lanka), Jan 28 (IANS) India won the toss and opted to field against Sri Lanka in the first one-day international cricket match here Wednesday.India opener Virender Sehwag has been left out with a glute injury he picked up during Tuesday’s practice and has been replaced by Rohit Sharma. Sri Lanka fielded the same team that defeated Pakistan in the one-day series.

Teams:
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Pragyan Ojha, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Munaf Patel

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

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

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