Dhaka - Sri Lanka's stand-in captain Lasith Malinga won the toss and elected to bat against the West Indies in the ICC World Twenty20 semi-final in Dhaka on Thursday.
Malinga was leading Sri Lanka after regular captain Dinesh Chandimal, who missed the last match due to a one-match suspension for slow over-rates, voluntarily opted out of the semi-final.
Chandimal's decision meant batsman Lahiru Thirimanne got another chance after making a valuable 20 on a difficult pitch in the previous game against New Zealand in Chittagong.
The West Indies, the defending champions, retained the same side that beat Pakistan in a crucial group match in Dhaka on Tuesday to qualify for the semi-finals.
Unbeaten India will meet South Africa in Friday's second semi-final.
Lasith Malinga (captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Seekkuge Prasanna, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Rangana Herath
Darren Sammy (captain), Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Krishmar Santokie
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (ENG) and Rod Tucker (AUS)
TV umpire: Steve Davis (AUS)
Match referee: David Boon (AUS)