Mirpur - Sri Lanka's stand-in captain Lasith Malinga won the toss and elected
to bat against the West Indies in the World Twenty20 semi-final in Dhaka
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.
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.
Lanka: Lasith Malinga (captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera,
Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews,
Seekkuge Prasanna, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Rangana
West Indies: 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)