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India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur, 1st T20I Wed Dec 9 ,2009, 12:00 GMT

India vs Srilanka, Wed Dec 9 , 2009 12:00 GMT India v Sri Lanka at Nagpur, 1st T20I

India have rested Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh from the Twenty20 internationals which means the bowling line-up is likely to be Ashish Nehra, Sreesanth, Ishant Sharma and Pragyan Ojha. There's is a doubt over Sreesanth, though, because the bowler has an upset stomach. If he is unfit one of the rookies - Sudeep Tyagi, R Ashwin and Ashok Dinda - could get a look in.

India (possible): 1 Gautam Gambhir, 2 Virender Sehwag, 3 Suresh Raina, 4 Yuvraj Singh, 5 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 6 Rohit Sharma, 7 Yusuf Pathan, 8 Pragyan Ojha, 9 Sreesanth, 10 Ishant Sharma, 11 Ashish Nehra.

Murali injured ligaments in a couple of fingers while training during the third Test and is likely to be rested from the Twenty20 matches.

Sri Lanka (possible): 1 Tillakaratne Dilshan, 2 Sanath Jayasuriya, 3 Kumar Sangakkara (capt & wk), 4 Mahela Jayawardene, 5 Chamara Kapugedera, 6 Angelo Mathews, 7 Kaushalya Weeraratne, 8 Nuwan Kulasekara, 9 Ajantha Mendis, 10 Lasith Malinga, 11 Chanaka Welegedara.

India were dealt with a big blow ahead of the first Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka with in-form speedster S Sreesanth rendered a doubtful starter for tomorrow's encounter which promises to be a high-scoring affair.

Sreesanth skipped the practice session Tuesday because of diarrhea and it appears that the temperamental Kerala pacer will have to wait for some more time before returning to the T20 arena. "He is not well.

We are hoping he will get well before the game," India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said. "I don't know the exact scene right now.

The physio (Nitin Patel) told me he was not well, may be diarrhea or something," he said. Sreesanth's unavaibility could mean a debut for either Bengal paceman Ashok Dinda or fellow Uttar Pradesh pacer Sudeep Tyagi though the team management has given no indication regarding the composition of the team.

Having crowned themselves the number one team in Test rankings, India would look to assert their supremacy in the shortest format as well when they go into the first game.

India have made a few changes in their squad, resting pace spearhead Zaheer Khan and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and calling up youngsters Dinda and R Ashwin.