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Indian, Sri Lankan cricketers arrive in Kolkata for 4th ODI

Kolkata: Having clinched the five-match series, a confident Indian team, sans stand-in skipper Virat Kohli, and the Sri Lankan cricketers arrived here late last night for the fourth ODI scheduled to be held at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.

Members of both teams landed at the Dum Dum airport around 9.45 pm by a chartered flight from Hyderabad where India took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series.

According to the local manager, Kohli would arrive tomorrow while five others -- Rohit Sharma, Robin Uthappa, Karn Sharma, Vinay Kumar and Kedar Jadhav -- who have been picked for the last two ODIs would arrive from their respective places.

Meanwhile Indian coach Duncan Fletcher was the first to check in by an evening flight from Mumbai where the selection committee meeting was held this afternoon. After being outplayed by India, the Lankans too have made changes as out of form Kumar Sangakkara, Dhammika Prasad, Suraj Randiv and Upul Tharanga have returned home.

Their replacements -- Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Ajantha Mendis and Shaminda Eranga -- will arrive by a late night flight from Colombo, the team's local manager said.

The last two games are scheduled in Kolkata (November 13) and Ranchi (November 16).

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