Afghanistan opt to bat against Sri Lanka


WEB DESK: Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bat against Sri Lanka in their first Super 10 stage match of the World Twenty20  at Kolkata on Thursday.

Defending Champion Sri Lanka are ready to begin campaign with a victory. Struggling Islanders would hope to regain their touch as they launch their title defence against Afghanistan which is low rated team of the tournament.

While underdogs of ICC Twenty20 world cup are very much hopeful for the first upset of the Tournament.

Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dinesh Chandimal(w), Lahiru Thirimanne, Chamara Kapugedera, Angelo Mathews(c), Milinda Siriwardana, Shehan Jayasuriya, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dushmantha Chameera, Rangana Herath

Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad(w), Noor Ali Zadran, Asghar Stanikzai(c), Mohammad Nabi, Karim Sadiq, Samiullah Shenwari, Najibullah Zadran, Shafiqullah Shafiq, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Hamid Hassan