Tendulkar, Zaheer rested as India opt to bat against Sri Lanka

February 5th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Sachin TendulkarColombo, Feb 5 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat against Sri Lanka in the fourth One-day international at the Premadasa Stadium here Thursday.India have taken an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five match series and decided to rest Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan paving way for Rohit Sharma and Irfan Pathan to come back in the side. Sri Lanka made just one change by replacing spinner Ajantha Mendis with fast bowler Angelo Matthews.

Teams:

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, 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 Angelo Matthews

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

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