England ask Sri Lanka to bat

2014-11-26 12:16
Alastair Cook (AFP)

Colombo - England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and sent Sri Lanka in to bat in overcast conditions in the first one-day international in Colombo on Wednesday.

The match will be played over 50-overs-a-side despite an hour's delay due to bad weather at the Premadasa stadium.

The teams are to play seven one-dayers in preparation for the World Cup that takes place in Australia and New Zealand in February-March.


England: Alastair Cook (captain), Moeen Ali, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, James Tredwell, Harry Gurney.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis.

Umpires: Simon Fry (AUS) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI)

TV umpire: Steve Davis (AUS)

Match referee: David Boon (AUS)

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