Mohali - Sri Lanka skipper Thisara Perera won the toss and
chose to bowl first in the second one-day international against India in Mohali
The visitors, who lead the three-match series 1-0 after a
big opening win on Sunday, have fielded an unchanged side in their bid to
clinch their first-ever series on Indian soil.
"It is overcast conditions and we want to use it best.
Toss will definitely decide the match like the previous game (in
Dharamsala)," said Perera, whose side bundled out India for 112 in the
"I think this wicket is better than the last one. I
know this surface well as I have played for Kings XI Punjab (in the Indian
Premier League). This should be better to bat on," he added.
India captain Rohit Sharma said his team would have bowled
first as well if they won the toss but hoped the players have learnt from their
"We have to change our mindset and apply ourselves. The
key is to learn quickly from the mistakes and hopefully, we won't repeat them
today," said Sharma. "(It's an) opportunity for youngsters to step
Debutant off-spinner Washington Sundar comes in place of
Kuldeep Yadav as the only change in India's starting line-up from their
seven-wicket loss in Dharamsala.
Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Thisara Perera (captain), Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella (wicketkeeper), Sachith Pathirana, Suranga Lakmal, Akila Dananjaya, Nuwan Pradeep
Umpires: CK Nandan (IND) and Paul Reiffel (AUS)
TV Umpire: Simon Fry (AUS)
Match Referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)