Tri-series: Rejuvenated India battle Sri Lanka, seek to win another ODI title

India entered the final as table-toppers having posted two wins from four matches -- same as the other two teams -- but they had the advantage of enjoying a better net run-rate. If Dhoni is declared fit, Murali Vijay will make way for the senior player.

updated: July 10, 2013 13:45 IST
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Port of Spain: Bolstered by their dramatic comeback in the tournament, a rejuvenated India will be gunning for yet another title triumph when they clash with an equally determined Sri Lanka in the final of the tri-nation ODI series here on Thursday. (Skipper Dhoni might play final)

The reigning Champions Trophy winners may also get a further boost with the possibility of their regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni returning to the playing XI after being laid low by a hamstring injury. A decision will be taken about Dhoni's availability before the toss. ('Team showed a lot of character')

Their campaign in tatters after back-to-back defeats in the first leg of the tournament, the Indians fought back with two bonus-point wins to cruise into the final at the expense of hosts West Indies. (Bhuvneshwar Kumar registers best figures in ODIs)

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