SL opt to bowl against India

13 March 2012 07:37 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene won the toss and elected to field in the second match of the 2012 Asia Cup at Mirpur on Tuesday.

The Lankans have decided to leave out Lasith Malinga for the second match of the 2012 Asia Cup.

Pakistan had earlier beaten Bangladesh by 21 runs in the opening match of the tournament on Sunday.

If the recently-concluded CB Series is anything to go by, then Tuesday's clash should keep the supporters of both sides on their tenterhooks.

While the Indians have been on the receiving end of some serious flak as a result of their tour of Australia, which for all meaningful purposes was disastrous, Sri Lanka - led brilliantly by their skipper Mahela Jayawardene - were simply exhilarating in the tri-series, where they very nearly came up with the perfect ending.

India, on the other hand, will derive their belief from the fact that they have been fairly competitive against their sub-continental rivals in recent times. They, in fact, got the better of the Lankans twice in the CB Series, which included a mammoth chase in Hobart.

Teams:

India:

Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(capt/wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar

Sri Lanka:


Mahela Jayawardene (capt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (w/k), Dinesh Chandimal, Upul Tharanga, Chamara Kapugedera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Farveez Maharoof, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Seekkuge Prasanna (Source: Cricket Next)

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  • Luck Tuesday, 13 March 2012 08:12 AM

    Kapugedarath innawada???

    anura Tuesday, 13 March 2012 08:42 AM

    Why Kapuwa on the team.? Oh no...

    MM Tuesday, 13 March 2012 08:39 AM

    Best of Luck!

    Pasan Tuesday, 13 March 2012 03:37 PM

    Well Kapugedara scored a first ball duck. Some people are lucky

    kondebendapucheena Tuesday, 13 March 2012 09:03 AM

    Aiyyoooooooooo,Again India vs Sri Lanka

    Boy Tuesday, 13 March 2012 09:08 AM

    Don't do a VB final again in India.

    lalitha Tuesday, 13 March 2012 09:05 AM

    what has hapugedara done to be in the team again??? 89 odi's with a average of 21.96, 7 50's and only 2 wickets!!!! dont v have any other player who knows to hold a bat better than him???

    C P SILVA Tuesday, 13 March 2012 10:11 AM

    Where's MALINGA ?

    freehit Tuesday, 13 March 2012 12:10 PM

    Mali is not effective against Indians. Better drop him for this match.

    willows Tuesday, 13 March 2012 08:01 AM

    fielding first???


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