Hambantota, Sri Lanka: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat first in the opening one-day international against Sri Lanka at Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium on Saturday.
It is India’s first 50-over match in four months, a stretch that also includes seven weeks off, and must find its form quickly as it starts a five-match series.
This is also India’s first match at Hambantota.
Sri Lanka goes into the match confident after recently beating Pakistan in a one-day and test series.
Sri Lanka : Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara (wicketkeeper), Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath.
India : Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Zaheer Khan, Umesh Yadav.