Shardul makes debut India opt to bat in fourth ODI against Sri Lanka

ANI | Updated: Aug 31, 2017 14:53 IST

<p>Colombo [<a href="/search?query=Sri Lanka">Sri Lanka</a>], August 31 (ANI): <a href="/search?query=India">India</a> won the toss and opted to bat first in the fourth ODI of the ongoing five-match series against <a href="/search?query=Sri Lanka">Sri Lanka</a> at the <a href="/search?query=R. Premdasa Stadium">R. Premdasa Stadium</a> on Thursday.</p><p>For <a href="/search?query=India">India</a>, Mumbai pacer <a href="/search?query=Shardul Thakur">Shardul Thakur</a> is making his international debut. Also <a href="/search?query=Manish Pandey">Manish Pandey</a> has been included in the Playing XI in place of Kedar Jhadav.</p><p>Having already taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series, <a href="/search?query=India">India</a> will aim to continue their winning streak and rub salt on the wounds of the home side, which is suffering from injuries and horrendous run this year.</p><p>For <a href="/search?query=India">India</a>, former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be cynosure of all eyes as he will be playing his 300th ODI. He is expected to come up with a memorable performance in his milestone encounter.</p><p><a href="/search?query=India">India</a> (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, <a href="/search?query=Manish Pandey">Manish Pandey</a>, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, <a href="/search?query=Shardul Thakur">Shardul Thakur</a></p><p><a href="/search?query=Sri Lanka">Sri Lanka</a> (Playing XI): Niroshan Dickwella(w), Dilshan Munaweera, Kusal Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Milinda Siriwardana, Wanidu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Malinda Pushpakumara, Vishwa Fernando, <a href="/search?query=Lasith Malinga">Lasith Malinga</a>(c) (ANI)</p>