June 20, 2013 / 10:03 AM / 4 years ago

Cricket-India win toss and ask Sri Lanka to bat

CARDIFF, June 20 (Reuters) - India won the toss and asked Sri Lanka to bat in their Champions Trophy semi-final in Cardiff on Thursday.

India named an unchanged side while Sri Lanka made two changes.

All-rounder Jeevan Mendis replaced middle-order batsman Dinesh Chandimal, who has a groin injury, and pace bowler Thisara Perera was selected ahead of Shaminda Eranga.

The winners will play England at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Sunday.

Teams:

India - Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (captain), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.

Sri Lanka - Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Jeevan Mendis, Angelo Mathews (captain), Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga.

Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and Richard Kettleborough (England) (Reporting by John Mehaffey. Editing by Patrick Johnston)

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