Australia opt to bat against Sri Lanka in 2st T20 at Sydney

Australia opener David Warner bats in the nets ahead of the first T20 © Getty Images

Sydney: Jan 26, 2013

Australia captain George Bailey won the toss and elected to bat against Sri Lanka in the first T20 at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday. 

Australia take on Sri Lanka in the first tie of the two-match Twenty20 International series at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.

Sri Lanka, the World T20 runner-up as well as the current No.1 ranked T20I team have their pride at stake. Boasting a 4-2 winning record, the visitors will also know that a loss would push down down in the ranking charts. On the other hand, the hosts would like to get back to their winning ways after a topsy-turvy ODI series.

Teams:

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, George Bailey (c), Adam Voges, Matthew Wade (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Ben Cutting, Mitchell Starc, Xavier Doherty, Ben Laughlin

Sri Lanka: Kushal Perera (wk), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dinesh Chandimal, Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis.

Catch live scores and ball-by-ball commentary of the first T20 between Australia and Sri Lanka at Sydney