By CricketCountry Staff
Hambantota: Jul 21, 2012
Indian captain MS Dhoni wins toss and elects to bat first in the first One-Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka at Hambantota on Saturday.
A rejuvenated India would look for a winning start to the new season but the task would be easier said than done against a strong Sri Lanka as the two sides clash in a five-match ODI series starting on Saturday.
The hosts, by contrast, have been hungry Tigers on prey. They beat Pakistan at home in both ODIs and Tests, outplaying the high-riding opponents with a clinical performance.
India: Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(c & wk), Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Zaheer Khan, Pragyan Ojha.
Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara(wk), Mahela Jayawardene(c), Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath