India, Lanka to test reserves today


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Dambulla, June 21

Having qualified for Thursday’s final, both India and Sri Lanka will test each other’s nerves and reserves in an inconsequential first round Asia Cup match at the Rangiri International Stadium here tomorrow.

While Kumar Sangakkara’s Lanka have a fit and fighting side, India have been plagued by injuries to key players.

Star India opener Virender Sehwag will return home tomorrow, having sustained a hamstring injury. The team management has flown in Dinesh Karthik to replace him but Jharkhand batsman Saurabh Tiwary will fancy his chances of making his ODI debut tomorrow. Ashish Nehra is said to have recovered from back spasms which had hampered his movement in the field against Pakistan but it is unlikely the left-arm seamer will play tomorrow.