India won the toss and elected to bat against Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the Micromax Cup 2012 in Hambantota on Saturday.
Indian team is going in with two spinners in R Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha, while Irfan Pathan has been included as an all-rounder.
For Sri Lanka, Rangana Herath is back and has taken the place of Jeevan Mendis.
India has a chance to top the ICC ODI rankings if they will all the matches of the series.
India: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (capt), Irfan Pathan, R Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Umesh Yadav, Pragyan Ojha.
Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene (capt), Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath.