Sri Lanka bat in Asia Cup final
Defending champions Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first against India in the final of the Asia Cup in Colombo today.
Dasun Shanaka called correctly at the toss and showed no hesitation to bat first as batting gets slightly tougher under the lights at the R Premadasa Stadium.
There are chances of shower today and tomorrow, the reserve day for the final. The wicket though is expected remain dry and will likely offer turn later on in the game.
The Lankans, who are eyeing a record-equalling seventh Asia Cup title, made one change from the last game, with leg-spinner Dushan Hemantha replacing the injured Maheesh Theekshana.
India made six changes from the dead rubber against Bangladesh, with one forced change -- that of injured Axar Patel replaced by Washington Sundar.
India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul(w), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis(w), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka(c), Dunith Wellalage, Dushan Hemantha, Pramod Madushan, Matheesha Pathirana