The visitors have won the toss and elected to bowl first as they allow skipper Sharma and Gill to walk out in a few minutes. With a tough bowling plan and the inclusion of debutant and left-arm pacer Shanaka, team Sri Lanka will be looking for some early wickets.
As stated earlier, Sri Lanka has provided a lucky call for debutant Dilshan Madushanka who gets his ODI cap and more importantly, will be playing against India, considering how important will be the games for the visitors on Indian pitches as the nation will also be hosting the ICC World Cup 2023 in a few months time.
Rohit Sharma: We are happy to bat first. We would have liked to bowl as well, it’s a good challenge. The ground was flooded with dew yesterday. There will be times where we need to bowl under dew, we got to be ready for that with the World Cup around the corner. It’s about doing the basics right, it’s important to do things differently at times. We need to keep moving in the right direction. Had a great time playing an ODI here last time, hope we’ll have another memorable game today.
1ST ODI. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field. https://t.co/MB6gfx9iRy #INDvSL @mastercardindia
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