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CT2017: Sri Lanka opt to field against India

IANS logoIANS 08-06-2017

Sri Lanka will be without the services of veteran Upul Tharanga, the stand-in skipper in their opening match against South Africa, who was handed a two-match suspension for over rate offences.

Regular skipper Matthews returned to the playing XI and so have all-rounders Danushka Gunathilaka and Thisara Perera. Besides Tharanga, Chamara Kapugedara and Seekkuge Prasanna, were the others to miss out.

India, on the other hand, retained the same XI from their opening game against Pakistan.

Teams:
India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (WK), Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Matthews (Captain), Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep.

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