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World Cup 2019 | India To Bowl First After Sri Lanka Wins The Toss; 'Men In Blue' Make 2 Changes

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Team India will be locking horns against Sri Lanka in their last league game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Leeds on Saturday
  • Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and elected to bat first

Team India will be locking horns against Sri Lanka in their last league game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Leeds on Saturday. India will be eyeing to somehow get to the top spot by beating the 1996 winners while the Lankans will be looking to salvage pride as they are already out of contention for the semis. India can finish on the first position provided Australia lose to South Africa later in the day. The Men In Blue are currently at the second position with six wins in eight matches and 13 points in their tally. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka are at the sixth position with three wins and three losses in their eight matches and eight points. 

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Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and elected to bat first. Here are the Playing XI of both sides.

India (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni(w), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera(w), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha, Lasith Malinga

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja finally gets his first game of the World Cup and chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav also makes a comeback. Meanwhile, wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and pacer Mohammed Shami to be benched.

For Sri Lanka, Thisara Parera came in for Jeffrey Vandersay.

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