Date & Time: Tuesday, March 10, 19:00 IST
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai, India
India – Sachin Tendulkar (c), Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Sameer Dighe (wk), Irfan Pathan, Munaf Patel, Pragyan Ojha, Manpreet Gony, Sairaj Bahutule, Zaheer Khan
Sri Lanka – Tillakaratne Dilshan (c), Romesh Kaluwitharana (wk), Marvan Atapattu, Upul Chandana, Chaminda Vaas, Muttiah Muralitharan, Farveez Maharoof, Rangana Herath, Chamara Kapugedera, Ajantha Mendis, Sachithra Senanayake
As it is a used pitch, mostly, the spinners will come into effect. However, the batsman will enjoy the pace of the bowlers. Thus, an even contest is expected between the bat and the ball.
As always, Virender Sehwag is expected to make an impact once again in the game against Sri Lanka. He got the calibre to change the complexion of the game with his brilliant strokeplay. Thus, it is imperative to have him in the side.
Without any further consideration, one should go with Sachin Tendulkar, as he showed his class in the first game against West Indies. He is likely to come good again. Besides that, he is well aware of the conditions.
Tilakaratne Dilshan is in splendid form with the bat and the ball. He is delivering goods in both departments, which will certainly put him in this category.
Zaheer Khan proved that he still got venom to make things fall in place. He will look to replicate the similar show on Tuesday night to seal the deal for India.