Monday 21 December 2009 

Yuvraj Returns, Sri Lanka Bat First In Cuttack

Yuvraj Returns, Sri Lanka Bat First In Cuttack
Yuvraj Returns, Sri Lanka Bat First In Cuttack
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India v Sri Lanka

Third One-Day International, Cuttack

Yuvraj Singh returned from injury as Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first against India in the third One-Day International between the two sides in Cuttack.

Yuvraj, who missed the first two matches due to a hand injury, replaces Virat Kohli in the Indian line-up which shows two other changes from the last match in Nagpur. Banned Mahendra Singh Dhoni is replaced behind the stumps by Dinesh Karthik and as captain by Virender Sehwag while Praveen Kumar is left out in favour of Ishant Sharma.

Nuwan Kulasekara returns for Sri Lanka at the expense of Suranga Lakmal while the absence of Angelo Mathews through injury means the tourists have opted to load their team with bowlers, Lasith Malinga returning.

India: Virender Sehwag (captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Ravi Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Ashish Nehra

Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (captain), Mahela Jayawardene, Thilina Kandamby, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suraj Randiv, Ajantha Mendis, Lasith Malinga, Chanaka Welagedara

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