Sri Lanka win toss, elect to bat in 1st Test

Sri Lanka win toss, elect to bat in 1st Test


Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and elected to bat in the opening Test against India at Galle International Stadium here on Sunday.

A special gold coin was used for the toss with Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan's face on one side and some of his masterly stats on the other.
This is Muralitharan's swansong Test who is eight wickets shy of touching the unprecedented 800-wicket mark.

For India, Abhimanyu Mithun makes the Test debut while Pragyan Ojha will share spin duties with Harbhajan Singh. Pacer Ishant Sharma makes his comeback while Munaf Patel sits out. Rahul Dravid needs 30 more runs to reach 9000 runs while batting at number three in Tests.

Teams:
Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Tharanga Paranavitana, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Thilan Samaraweera, Angelo Mathews, Prasanna Jayawardene, Rangana Herath, Muttiah Muralitharan, Lasith Malinga and Chanaka Welegedara.
India: Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, M S Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Ishant Sharma and Abhimanyu Mithun.

 

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