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Saturday, 09 December 2017 - 19:09
SL - IND ODI series begins tomorrow
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The 3-match ODI series between Sri Lanka and India will begin at Dharamshala tomorrow (10).

India will be led by Rohit Sharma in the absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli who has been rested and Sri Lanka side is led by newly appointed ODI skipper Thisara Perera.

Sri Lanka's Delhi Test saviour Dhananjaya de Silva, who scored the highest fourth-innings score by a visiting batsman in India despite illness and injury, will not be fit for the first ODI.

Gunaratne, who injured his hand during the first Test on India's tour of Sri Lanka, should regain his middle-order spot now that he is fit. Sri Lanka's second-highest wicket-taker this year, Suranga Lakmal, is available too.

They will also be boosted by the availability of Mathews to bowl a few overs.

Probable teams:

Sri Lanka:

1 Upul Tharanga, 2 Danushka Gunathilaka, 3 Sadeera Samarawickrama/Kusal Perera/Lahiru Thirimanne, 4 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 5 Angelo Mathews, 6 Thisara Perera (capt.), 7 Asela Gunaratne 8 Chaturanga de Silva/Sachith Pathirana/Dushmantha Chameera, 9 Suranga Lakmal, 10 Nuwan Pradeep, 11 Akila Dananjaya

India:

1 Rohit Sharma (capt.), 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Ajinkya Rahane, 4 Dinesh Karthik, 5 Kedar Jadhav, 6 MS Dhoni (wk), 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Kuldeep Yadav/Axar Patel, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal

Sri Lanka is going into this series with the hope of reviving the side's performance.

They have been whitewashed 5-0 three times this year.

Angelo Mathews needs 88 runs to become the 10th Sri Lankan to 5000 ODI runs.

He will be the slowest Sri Lankan to the mark.

Sri Lanka last won an ODI in India in the World Cup of 2011.

They last beat India in India in 2009. Since then, their record in India has been 1-8.
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