Champions Trophy warm-up: India take on Sri Lanka in troubled times

Dhoni may choose to go in with Irfan Pathan as his fourth paceman given that his batting skills would lend India's line-up more depth. It will be interesting to see how Dhoni uses Vinay Kumar, the other paceman.

updated: May 31, 2013 13:36 IST
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Birmingham: Indian cricketers face the daunting twin tasks of leaving behind the IPL spot-fixing scam and adapting to the tough conditions here as they begin their preparations for the ICC Champions Trophy with a warm-up game against Sri Lanka on Saturday.

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Some on-field action will help divert the attention from the scandal, which has tarnished the reputation of Indian cricket.

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