Sri Lanka opt to bat in second T20 against New Zealand

2019-09-03 15:42
Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga (Getty Images)

Kandy - Sri Lanka skipper Lasith Malinga won the toss and elected to bat in the second Twenty20 international against New Zealand in Kandy on Tuesday.

The hosts, who trail the three-match series 1-0, have made one change from their opening loss on Sunday with Kasun Rajitha making way for Lakshan Sandakan.

New Zealand have been forced to change their winning combination with batsman Tom Bruce coming in for injured Ross Taylor.

Taylor picked up a left hip injury during his match-winning 48 in Kandy but is expected to be back for the third game, according to New Zealand Cricket.


Sri Lanka: Lasith Malinga(capt), Kusal Perera, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Akila Dananjaya, Isuru Udana, Wanidu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan

New Zealand: Tim Southee(capt), Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Seth Rance, Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Seifert, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi

Umpires: Raveendra Wimalasiri (SRI) and Lyndon Hannibal (SRI)

TV umpire: Prageeth Rambukwella (SRI)

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

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