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Sri Lanka wins the toss and decides to bowl first

Sri Lankan captain, Dasun Shanaka, has won the toss and elected to bowl first in the first t20I match of three match series.

In a first t20I match in the three match series, India will look to make its momentum count as the team steers headstrong against Sri Lanka.

After winning the toss, Sri Lanka captain, Dasun Shanaka said, “We’ll bowl, it’s a very good pitch, we have been bowling well in the last few games, so backing our strengths. Have had a couple of days to recover. We have a couple of injuries – Chandimal and Vandersay are in, they replace Theekshana and Kusal Mendis.”

Rohit Sharma said, “We were looking to chase as well, not sure how the pitches in India plays. But we now know we need to bat well, the last time we played here, about 4 years back, the pitch played well. Nothing changes as far as the goals of the team are concerned, need to do the right things as a team, need to keep ticking all the right boxes. It’s a challenge for the new gutsy – from the last game we played, we have 6 changes. Ruturaj was supposed to play, but he has a wrist injury and will not play today.”