Cricket

Sri Lanka ask India to bat

2014-02-28 09:53
Angelo Mathews (AFP)

FATULLAH, Bangladesh, Feb 28, 2014 (AFP) -Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and sent India into bat in the Asia Cup one-day tournament in Fatullah on Friday.

Both teams won their opening matches in the five-nation tournament. Sri Lanka beat defending champions Pakistan by 12 runs and India routed hosts Bangladesh by six wickets.

Sri Lanka brought in an extra spinner, Ajantha Mendis, in place of seamer Suranga Lakmal. India also made one change, dropping fast bowler Varun Aaron to play all-rounder Stuart Binny.

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Stuart Binny.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis, Sachithra Senanayake, Chaturanga de Silva.

Umpires: Nigel Llong (ENG) and Bruce Oxenford (AUS)

TV umpire: Ahsan Raza (PAK)

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)


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