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Second Test: India to bat against Sri Lanka

Colombo: India won the toss and elected to bat against Sri Lanka in the second cricket Test match here on Thursday.

India made one change to their playing XI. Fit-again opener Lokesh Rahul replaced Abhinav Mukund in the top order.

Host Sri Lanka made three changes to the side that was thrashed by India in the first Test.

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Skipper Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva and all-rounder Malinda Pushpakumara came in for injured Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Kumara, and Asela Gunaratne.

Squads:
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal(captain), Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella(wicketkeeper), Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Malinda Pushpakumara, Nuwan Pradeep.

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha(wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav.

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