PORT-OF-SPAIN (Sporting Alert) — Sri Lanka have won the toss and will bowl first in the final preliminary game of the Tri-Nation Series against India at Queen’s Park Oval, in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
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It is back-to-back games for Sri Lanka, who beat the West Indies by 39-runs in a rain-affected game that was forced into a second day on Monday, but captain Angelo Mathews is confident his players will stay focused in the hunt for another victory.
India comes into today’s game needing to win to book a place in the final, while the West Indies are rallying for the Sri Lankans to win to pull them through.
Sri Lanka will certainly go hard to win the game, as they know it is important, but even with a defeat, the net run rate should not be a major problem.
S Dhawan, RG Sharma, M Vijay, V Kohli*, KD Karthik†, SK Raina, RA Jadeja, R Ashwin, B Kumar, I Sharma, UT Yadav
Sri Lanka team
DPMD Jayawardene, WU Tharanga, KC Sangakkara†, LD Chandimal, AD Mathews*, HDRL Thirimanne, BMAJ Mendis, HMRKB Herath, SL Malinga, RMS Eranga, LHD Dilhara
Toss Sri Lanka won toss. Will field first
Umpires NJ Llong (England) and PJ Nero
TV umpire JS Wilson
Match referee JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire N Duguid