Iyer was handed his ODI cap by former keeper MS Dhoni, and the youngster looked more than pleased after getting the prized possession.
BIG moment this for young Shreyas Iyer who is all set to make his ODI debut #TeamIndia #INDvSL
Teenager Washington Sundar too has joined the squad, as replacement for Kedar Jadhav.
From the polluted 'Gas Chamber' of National Capital, the action has now shifted to the most scenic cricket stadium in the country in the backdrop of the pristine Dhauladhar Range. The primary objective for chief coach Ravi Shastri and stand-in captain Rohit Sharma will be to look at various combinations in both departments against an out-of-sorts team.
With the match starting at 11:30 am in cooler confines and bouncy conditions, the toss could prove to be a crucial factor during the opening ODI.
Having won five straight bilateral series apart from reaching Champions Trophy final, a 3-0 win will put India on top of ICC ODI rankings, overtaking South Africa.
The last time India faced Sri Lanka in the one-dayers, Kohli's men swept aside the Island nation 5-0. Even without their inspirational skipper, a batting line-up comprising Rohit, Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav could prove to be a handful for any opposition.
First Published: December 10, 2017, 12:04 PM IST