Afghanistan bat first against SL

ICC World Twenty20
ICC World Twenty20

Kolkata - Afghanistan captain Asghar Stanikzai won the toss and elected to bat in their opening match of the World T20 against Sri Lanka in Kolkata on Thursday.

Sri Lanka, the defending champions, brought in Shehan Jayasuriya in place of Sachithra Senanayake while Afghanistan brought in all rounder Mohammad Nabi for the Super 10 match.

Afghanistan:

Mohammad Shahzad, Noor Ali Zadran, Asghar Stanikzai (captain), Karim Sadiq, Gulbadin Naib, Samiullah Shenwari, Najibullah Zadran, Shafiqullah, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Hamid Hassan

Sri Lanka:

Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Chamara Kapugedera, Angelo Mathews (captain), Milinda Siriwardana, Shehan Jayasuriya, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dushmantha Chameera, Rangana Herath

Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK) and Bruce Oxenford (AUS)

TV Umpire: Richard Kettleborough (ENG)

Reserve umpire: Ian Gould (ENG)

Match Referee: Chris Broad (ENG)

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