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Sri Lanka opts to bowl first in 2nd T20 match against India

July 28, 2021 GMT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bowl first in the second Twenty20 match against India at R. Premadasa Stadium on Wednesday.

The match had been postponed by a day after India’s allrounder Krunal Pandya tested positive for COVID-19.

Eight squad members identified as close contacts have been isolated, giving debut T20 caps to Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Nitish Rana and Chetan Sakariya.

Sri Lanka has rested Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Ashen Bandara and called in batsman Sadeera Samarawickrama and newcomer Ramesh Mendisr.

India leads the three-match series 1-0 with a win in the first game last Sunday.

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Lineups

Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Ramesh Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya.

India: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson, Nitish Rana, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya, Varun Chakravarthy.

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