India will be playing without MS Dhoni at least for the first three ODIs. Virat Kohli will lead India © Getty Images
India will be playing without MS Dhoni at least for the first three ODIs. Virat Kohli will lead India © Getty Images

Oct 28, 2014

India are all set to take on Sri Lanka in a five-match One-Day International series from November 2-16. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had to make last-minute arrangements to set up this series as West Indies withdrew from the tour midway after the fourth ODI.

India announced their squad on October 21 while Sri lanka announced their squad on October 22. India made some changes by giving their regular skipper MS Dhoni a break. Virat Kohli will lead India for the first three ODIs. Ravichandran Ashwin who was rested from the ODI series against West Indies makes a comeback in place of Kuldeep Yadav. Varun Aaron too made a comeback in to the team. Mohammed Shami was picked for the side but the selectors were forced to make a change as Dhawal Kulkarni came in for injured Shami.

The schedule for the India vs Sri Lanka series was announced on October 21. The venues which missed out on hosting the West Indies matches have got an opportunity along with Ranchi.

Sri Lanka brought in Lahiru Gamage. Their key batsman Dinesh Chandimal has been dropped, Niroshan Dickwella comes in as a specialist wicketkeeper. There are some regular faces in the squad led by Angelo Mathews. Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene along with all-rounder Thisara Perera will be a key part of the series for Lanka.

Below is the full schedule and timing of matches of the India vs Sri Lanka five-match ODI series

Date Match Venue Time
Nov 2, 2014 India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI Cuttack 14:30 IST I 9:00 GMT
Nov 6, 2014 India vs Sri Lanka 2ndODI Ahmedabad 14:30 IST I 9:00 GMT
Nov 9, 2014 India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI Hyderabad 14:30 IST I 9:00 GMT
Nov 13, 2014 India vs Sri Lanka 4th ODI Kolkata 14:30 IST I 9:00 GMT
Nov 16, 2014 India vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI Ranchi 14:30 IST I 9:00 GMT

Below is the squad details of India and Sri Lanka:

India squad for first three ODIs: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhawal Kulkarni, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, M Vijay, Varun Aaron, Akshar Patel. Analysis of India’s squad

Sri Lanka squad for first three ODIs: Angelo Mathews (c), Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Ashan Priyanjan, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dhammika Prasad, Lahiru Gamage, Chaturanga de Silva, Seekuge Prasanna, Suraj Randiv.