Sri Lankan selectors have opted to go in with 2 spinners for the game against New Zealand for the Micromax Cup to be played in Dambulla this afternoon. Ajantha Mendis makes a welcome return to the ODI side after being overlooked for the Asia Cup series played in the same venue.
Sri Lankan team Manager Anura Tennakoon confirmed that a tinge of green was visible on the pitch yesterday but the ground staff may well take off the live grass prior to the commencement of the game.
Sri Lanka will be going in with 7 batsmen with their series opener which is scheduled to commence at 1430hrs SLT.
Team: 1. Tharanga 2. Dilshan 3. Sangakkara (C/WK) 4. Jayawardena 5. Mathews 6. Samaraweera 7. Kapugedara 8. Kulasekara 9. Malinga 10. Herath 11. Mendis