Windies put SL in to bat

2013-06-28 17:04
Dwayne Bravo (AFP)
Kingston - West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo won the toss and, mindful of a forecast of rain later on an overcast morning, put Sri Lanka in to bat in the first match of the Tri-Nation One-Day International Series at Sabina Park on Friday.

The home side, seeking to make amends for failing to reach the knockout phase of the Champions Trophy in England this month, left veteran batsman Devon Smith and experienced fast bowler Tino best out of their final eleven.

Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews noted after the toss that he would have also chosen to bat first, given the unsettled weather conditions and concerns about preparation moisture in the pitch.

Opening batsman Upul Tharanga and spinner Ajantha Mendis, who both missed the Champions Trophy, are included in their final eleven.


West Indies: D.J. Bravo (captain), C. Gayle, J. Charles, D.M. Bravo, M. Samuels, K. Pollard, D. Ramdin, D. Sammy, S. Narine, R. Rampaul, K. Roach.

Sri Lanka: A Mathews (captain), K. Perera, U. Tharanga, K. Sangakkara, J. Mendis, M. Jayawardene, N. Kulasekara, L. Thirimanne, L. Malinga, A. Mendis, R. Herath.

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