Ireland ask Sri Lanka to bat

2014-05-06 11:56
Angelo Mathews (AFP)

Dublin - Ireland won the toss and elected to bowl against Sri Lanka in the first of the two one-day cricket internationals in Clontarf on Tuesday.

Off-spinner Andy McBrine was a surprise absentee from the Ireland team, named as 12th man and Andrew Poynter the other squad member left out.

Sri Lanka are in Dublin without five of their leading players, including Mahela Jawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Lasith Malinga.

But in Angelo Mathews, they have an experienced captain. Left out of the travelling squad are Chathuranga de Silva, Dhammika Prasad, Niroshan Dickwella and Shaminda Eranga.


Ireland: William Porterfield (captain), Alex Cusack, George Dockrell, Ed Joyce, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O'Brien, Niall O'Brien, Max Sorensen, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (captain), Kusal Janith, Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Ashan Priyanjana, Kithruwan Vithanage, Sachithra Senanayake, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Ajantha Mendis

Umpires: Richard Kettleborough, Richard Smith

Match referee: Chris Broad

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