Bizarre selection by India at Mohali
In the second game of the one-day series, India have sent Sri Lanka in to bat
at Mohali. India's team makes odd reading: Sehwag, Tendulkar, Dravid, Yuvraj, Venugopal, Dhoni, Yadav, Harbhajan, Agarkar, Pathan, Murali Kartik and Sree Santh the substitute.
If the plan was to bowl first, why wasn't a batsman picked as the substitute so that the chase could be bolstered? Now, Sree Santh is highly unlikely to be part of the game unless very early on it became apparent that there was no spin in the pitch and Murali Kartik made a dishonourable exit without bowling a single ball.
Sri Lanka's side: Atapattu, Jayasuriya, Sangakkara, Jayawardene, Dilshan, Arnold, Vaas, Lokuhettige, Maharoof, Zoysa, Murali and Chandana the substitute.
Seems like Sri Lanka went in with the intention of batting first because they picked a bowler as the substitute. It really does seem to me that India's substitute pick is a mess up.
The game is special for Yuvraj
as he plays his first one-dayer at his home ground. This is also Tendulkar's 350th one-day international, with Wasim Akram six games ahead of him at this stage.