PERTH - Plagued by poor batting form for long, a jittery India will need to strike the right combination and lift the standard of their game as they strive to bring their ODI tri-series campaign back on track when they take on Sri Lanka at WACA on Wednesday.

India let Australia off the hook in the opening match in Melbourne and missing out on an opportunity in Wednesday's crucial clash would make the job very tough for them.

India had opted to 'rest' Virender Sehwag in the first match and the team management has indicated that the dashing opener will come back into the team at the expense of a top order batsman.

India's bowling line-up is sure to have a new look on a bouncy WACA pitch. It would be not be prudent to include a spin-based attack. Either Ravinder Jadeja or Ravichandran Ashwin, or both, could make way for Umesh Yadav and possibly Zaheer Khan.

In Australia, the two teams have clashed five times and India have an advantage of 2-1 over their southern neighbours, with two matches finishing with no result. India still feel the pain of their last visit to WACA last month when they lost the third Test to Australia in two and a half days by an innings margin.

SRI LANKA: Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Angelo Matthews, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan Farveez Maharoof, Lasith Malinga, Dinesh Chandimal, Thisara Perera, Sachitra Senanayke, Lahiru Thirimanne, Upul Tharanga, Chanaka Welegedara, Dhammika Prasad, Thilan Samaraweera, Rangana Herath and Nuwan Kulasekara.

INDIA: Tendulkar, Sehwag, G Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (capt), Umesh Yadav, Rahul Sharma, Praveen Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Manoj Tiwary, Irfan Pathan.