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Sri Lanka win toss, bowl against India in 1st ODI

Sun Online Desk     10th December, 2017 01:24:32 printer

Sri Lanka win toss, bowl against India in 1st ODI

Sri Lanka skipper Thisara Perera won the toss and chose to bowl first in the opening one-day international against India in Dharamsala on Sunday.

 

The visitors, who lost the three-Test series 1-0 last week, are looking for a winning start in the first of the three ODI games.

 

"It looks like a good batting track. We want to chase.

We want to do well," said Perera, who replaced Upul Tharanga as captain last month.

 

Tharanga, who has had a superb run with the bat, remains in the XI with Asela Gunaratne added to bolster the batting. Allrounder Angelo Mathews is available to bowl after recovering from a calf injury.

 

India captain Rohit Sharma said that the hosts would have batted first even if they had won the toss.

 

"(The) sun is shining and it looks a good pitch. It is a good toss to lose," Sharma said.

 

Sharma said it is an "honour" for him to lead the side in the absence of Virat Kohli, who has taken a break ahead of India's all-important South Africa tour in January.

 

Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer has been handed his first ODI cap after playing just three Twenty20 internationals for India.

 

Source: AFP 


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