Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bat against India

Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bat against India

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Leeds, Jul 6 : Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat against India in the World Cup match at the Headingley here on Saturday.Having already out of the contention, Sri Lanka won't have much pressure on them, but still they will look to sign off with a win over India.The last time India and Sri Lanka met in a World Cup tie, MS Dhoni finished the game with a six over long-on to hand India the trophy after 28 years.

On the other hand, India will have the final chance to reassess their problems and work on the middle-order in their final World Cup 2019, ahead of semi-finals.Rohit Sharma who is going fine with his bat is just 62 runs behind Shakib Al Hasan in the list of leading run scorers in the World Cup 2019.

India has made two changes in the playing XI. Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav comes in place of Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammed Shami.

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

Sri Lanka XI: Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, D de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Kasun Rajitha.