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India elect to bowl in first ODI

January 28, 2009 10:04 IST

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni [Images] won the toss and opted to bowl first in the opening One-Day International of the five-match series against Sri Lanka [Images] in Dambulla on Wednesday.

India are missing regular opener Virender Sehwag [Images], who was ruled out due to an injury picked up while training. Mumbai [Images] youngster Rohit Sharma [Images] has been inducted into the playing eleven to replace Sehwag.

Sri Lanka have not made any change to the side that beat Pakistan in a three-match ODI series last week.


India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain & wk), Gautam Gambhir [Images], Sachin Tendulkar [Images], Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh [Images], Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan [Images], Zaheer Khan [Images], Pragyan Ojha, Ishant Sharma [Images], Munaf Patel [Images].

Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene [Images] (captain), Sanath Jayasuriya [Images], Tillakaratne Dilshan [Images], Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Chamara Kapugedera [Images], Thilina Kandamby, Farveez Maharoof, Thilan Thushara, Nuwan Kulasekara [Images], Muttiah Muralitharan [Images], Ajantha Mendis [Images].

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