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Shikhar Dhawan (batting) will be looking to get back to run scoring ways © AFP

 

Mar 17, 2014

 

India and Sri lanka clash in a warm-up match in Dhaka before the ICC World T20 2014. Even though it is a warm-up encounter, both teams will look to enter the game in a need to win, as the recent encounters between these two teams have always proven to be.

 

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni makes a comeback in to the team after missing the recently concluded Asia Cup 2014, which was won by Sri Lanka. The Island nation have the same squad that won but will be deflated by the news of their stalwarts Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene bidding adieu to the T20 format.

 

India will try to give some of their fringe players like Mohit Sharma and Stuart Binny a chance to stake a claim for selection and will look to start on a winning note but on current form, the Sri Lankans will start as favourite to win this tie.

 

Squads:

 

India

MS Dhoni (c & wk), Varun Aaron, Ravichandran Ashwin, Stuart Binny, Shikhar Dhawan, , Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Mohit Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh

 

Sri Lanka
Dinesh Chandimal (c), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Rangana Herath, Mahela Jayawardene, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Ajantha Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Sachitra Senanayake, Lahiru Thirimanne

 

 

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