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Sri Lanka make quiet start

December 24, 2009

Sri Lanka have made a cautious start after captain Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and elected to bat first in the fourth cricket one-dayer against India at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday.

India made one change from their last match playing eleven, bringing in Virat Kohli in place of Yuvraj Singh, who was ruled out of the series due to a finger injury.

Sri Lanka, meanwhile, made four changes. The visitors have broght in Sanath Jayasuriya, Suranga Lakmal, Thilan Samarweera and Thissara Perera, who will make his debut.

India lead the five-match series 2-1.

Teams:

India: Virender Sehwag (capt), Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Ishant Sharma.

Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (capt & wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Thilina Kandamby, Thilan Samaraweera, Sanath Jayasuriya, Suraj Randiv, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Thissara Perera.

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