Sri Lanka Face India 'A' as Fringe Players Look to Impress

India 'A' will be under the captaincy of Manoj Tiwary while all eyes would be on Rohit Sharma who would look to score big in the warm-up match against Sri Lanka.

updated: October 29, 2014 11:13 IST
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File photo of Rohit Sharma who makes a comeback after recovering from a fractured finger and an injured shoulder.

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Mumbai: Fringe players will have a chance to prove their mettle when the Manoj Tiwary-led India 'A' take on Sri Lanka in the only one-day warm up match, which will mark the beginning of the hastily scheduled ODI series, here on Thursday.

The tour game, at the Cricket Club of India's Brabourne Stadium, also provides Rohit Sharma, recovering from a fractured finger and shoulder injury, a chance to prove his fitness and get back into the side for the last two games of the best-of-five ODI series against the visitors. (Rohit Sharma ready to fight for opener's berth | Can Rohit make it to the World Cup?)

In the opening slot, Mahrashtra's Kedar Jadhav, a hard-hitting middle-order batsman, can show himself as a good back-up option with the World Cup only a few months away.

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