The stage is all set here for the fans as the dominant Indians lock horns with the depleted Lankans on an ecstatic Sunday with huge numbers at the picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Stadium in Dharamsala.
Sri Lanka have won the toss and have opted to field.
India are playing with 6 Batsmen, 1 All rounder, 2 seamers and 2 spinners.
India’s Playing XI- Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, DK, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Yuzi Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvi Kumar
The inclement weather could mean that there just might be a dew factor later on in the match. Considering this, the captains from both the teams would love to chase. This is something that they will have in mind after flipping the right side of the coin.
Rohit Sharma from India and Thisara Perera from Sri Lanka will be skippering their respective sides for the first time in international career. Both the captains will be raring to take a count in the opening episode.
After all the battering and beating that Sri Lanka faced so far, they will hope that Thisara Perera’s tactical formula might just work in ODIs. On the contrary, Rohit Sharma will be banking on his IPL captaincy to make his presence count in the international career.
With MS Dhoni in the ranks, field placements, rotating the bowlers at crunch situations, pep talks might add some spice to the flavour to Rohit Sharma’s introduction.