Angelo Mathews has won the toss and Sri Lanka have decided to bat first in the Second ODI of the Micromax Cup 2014 at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad. India’s Captain Virat Kohli mentioned that he would have also batted first had he won the toss.
The dew may not be much of a worry for this match as it has an early start at 1:30 pm IST. The pitch at Motera has an unusual green tinge to it but underneath that it is a very dry surface. Virat Kohli is confident that the ball will turn more than what it did in the 1st ODI at Cuttack.
Both the teams have made a change each to their line-ups used in Cuttack. For India as we know fast bowler Varun Aaron is out of the series with a leg injury. India has replaced him with an extra spinner in Ravindra Jadeja. Sri Lanka have brought in Kusal Perera in the place of Upul Tharanga which is their only change.
India leads the 5-match ODI Series 1-0 after their crushing 160-run win at Cuttack.
India team for Ahmedabad ODI: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket Keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma
Sri Lanka team for Ahmedabad ODI: Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (Wicket Keeper), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (Captain), Ashan Priyanjan, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Suraj Randiv, Dhammika Prasad, Lahiru Gamage