Sri Lanka opt to bat as India miss Yuvraj, Gambhir

July 26th, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS  

Kumar Sangakkara Colombo, July 26 (IANS) Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and opted to bat against India in the second Test match of the three-match series at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground here Monday.
India is missing key batsmen Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir due to fever and knee injury. Sri Lanka is also missing match winning bowler Lasith Malinga.

Sri Lanka lead the three-match series 1-0.

Teams:

Sri Lanka: Tillekaratne Dilshan, Tharanga Paranavitana, Kumar Sangakkara (captain), Mahela Jayawardene, Thilan Samaraweera, Angelo Mathews, Prasanna Jayawardene (wicketkeeper), Damika Prasad, Dilhara Fernando, Suraj Randiv, Ajantha Mendis

India: Virender Sehwag, Murali Vijay, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, V.V.S. Laxman, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Harbhajan Singh, Abhimanyu Mithun, Ishant Sharma and Pragyan Ojha

Umpires: Daryl Harper (Australia) and Rod Tucker (Australia)

TV umpire: Ranmore Martinesz

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

–Indo-Asian News service

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