Ranchi, Nov 15 (IANS) India’s middle-order batsman Suresh Raina was rested for the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka, the team’s assistant coach Sanjay Bangar said Saturday.
“Everybody has been getting opportunities more or less. For tomorrow’s game we have rested Suresh (Raina), so the boys who have missed out so farhave a very good chance to play Bangar was quoted as saying by bcci.tv.
It may noted that Mahender Sungh Dhoni is already rested for the series. The decision to rest Raina was made to open up opportunities for the fringe players in the squad and also keeping in mind India’s lengthy tour of Australia, starting with the Test series and culminating in the 2015 ODI World Cup, he said.
The Test series has been on the team’s mind even as they focus on inflicting a series whitewash on Sri Lanka.Meanwhile Capital city is Jharkhnad Ranchi is ready to witnesses fifth ODI match between India and Sri Lanka.Security arrangement are beefed up for the match.