Sri Lanka in SA

Proteas opt to bat in Paarl

2012-01-11 14:24
AB de Villiers (File)

Paarl - South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first in the first One-Day International against Sri Lanka at Boland Park in Paarl on Wednesday.

LIVE scorecard from Paarl

The match, the first in a five-game series, sees AB de Villiers take charge of South Africa’s one-day squad for the first time.

All-rounder Albie Morkel makes his Proteas’ return after an absence of just over a year while left-arm spinner Robin Peterson has been preferred to off-spinner Johan Botha.

Sri Lanka have been boosted by the inclusion of fast bowler Lasith Malinga and seamer Nuwan Kulasekara, neither of whom played in the recent Test series between the two countries. Spinner Ajantha Mendis is given his first competitive run of the tour.

Teams

South Africa:

Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (captain, wk), JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Albie Morkel, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Lonwabo Tsotsobe

Sri Lanka:

Tillakaratne Dilshan (captain), Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews, Kosala Kulasekara, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Dilhara Fernando, Ajantha Mendis

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