Sri Lanka bowl, hand debuts to Dickwella and Rajitha

Toss Sri Lanka chose to bowl v India
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‘A good test for India’s spinners’

Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bowl first on a green-tinged surface in Pune. Dinesh Chandimal felt there may be some seam movement early in the game.

Seamer Kasun Rajitha and batsman Niroshan Dickwella debut for Sri Lanka. Dasun Shanaka is likely to bat in the top order and 24-year old Dushmantha Chameera takes over the lead fast bowler’s role.

Ajinkya Rahane assumes the top order position vacated by Virat Kohli, for India. The remainder of the XI that defeated Australia in India’s most recent T20 remains in place. Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra and Hardik Pandya form the seam-bowling unit, while R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are the frontline spin options.

The weather is expected to remain good for the duration of the game.

India: 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Ajinkya Rahane, 4 Suresh Raina, 5 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 6 Yuvraj Singh, 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Ravindra Jadeja, 9 R Ashwin, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Ashish Nehra

Sri Lanka: 1 Niroshan Dickwella, 2 Danushka Gunathilaka, 3 Dasun Shanaka, 4 Dinesh Chandimal (capt & wk), 5 Milinda Siriwardana, 6 Chamara Kapugedera 7 Thisara Perera, 8 Seekkuge Prasanna, 9 Sachithra Senanayake, 10 Dushmantha Chameera, 11 Kasun Rajitha

Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo’s Sri Lanka correspondent. @andrewffernando

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