India wins toss, asks Sri Lanka to bat first

BY foxsports • December 9, 2009

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bowl first against Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 international Wednesday. India included rookie paceman Ashok Dinda in its pace attack after Shanthakumaran Sreesanth was ruled out due to a stomach bug. Sri Lanka goes into the match without its ace spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, who has been sidelined by a finger injury. Chinthaka Jayasinghe and Muthumudalige Pushpakumara were also making their Twenty20 international debut for the visitors. -- Lineups: India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Pragyan Ojha, Ashish Nehra, Ishant Sharma and Ashok Dinda. Sri Lanka: Kumar Sangakkara (captain), Sanath Jayasuriya, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Anjelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedera, Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Muthumudalige Pushpakumara, Nuwan Kulasekera, Dilhara Fernando and Lasith Malinga. Umpires: Amiesh Saheba, India, and Shavir Tarapore, India. TV umpire: Sanjay Hazare, India. Match referee: Jeff Crowe, New Zealand.


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