Champions Trophy: Sri Lanka win toss, put India to bat
London [UK], June 8 (ANI): Sri Lanka won the toss and have chosen to field in their crucial must win encounter against India in the ongoing Champions Trophy here at the Oval, London on Thursday.
The Men in Blue have gone with the same team that played against Pakistan in their opening encounter while Sri Lanka have made three changes in their line-up.
Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera and Gunathilaka Danushka come in while Upul Tharanga, Chamara Kapugedera and Sekkuge Prasanna have been left out of the Playing XI.
The Virat Kohli-led side had a dream start to their eight-team marquee event, when they thrashed Pakistan by 124 runs in a rain-hit opening clash at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Sunday.
Lanka, on the other hand, slumped to a 96-run defeat at the hands of top-ranked ODI team South Africa in their first group encounter at the Oval.
While a win here would ensure India a semi-final spot, the Angelo Mathews-led side finds itself in a do-or-die situation. They need to clinch victory to keep their hopes in the tournament alive.
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Niroshan Dickwella(w), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews(c), Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah (ANI)