Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and decided to bat first against India in their last league match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Headingley, Leeds on Saturday.
Sri Lanka have included Thisara Perera in place of Jeffrey Vandersay. For India, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja came in places of Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammed Shami
“We will bat first. It was an obvious plan, it’s a used wicket and will get slower and slower. We didn’t capitalize in the first few games, but we then started to correct those mistakes and started to do well. One change, Thisara Perera replaces (Jeffrey) Vandersay,” said Dimuth Karunaratne after winning the toss.
India skipper Virat Kohli said, “We would have batted first as well, used pitch, will get slower as the match progresses. The team is doing well, we are striking a good balance at the right time. Two changes for us, one forced. (Yuzvendra) Chahal has been rested and so is (Mohammed) Shami. Kuldeep (Yadav) and (Ravindra) Jadeja are in.
Here are the Playing XIs of both the teams:
India: Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (captain), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Kusal Perera (wicketkeeper), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha, Lasith Malinga