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ICC World T20 2012: Afghanistan elect to bat against West Indies in warm-up match

ICC World T20 2012: Afghanistan elect to bat against West Indies in warm-up match

Afghanistan were recently adjudged winners of the Asia versus the Caribbean Twenty20 tournament © AFP

By CricketCountry Staff


Colombo: Sep 17, 2012


Afghanistan captain Nawroz Mangal won the toss and chose to bat first against West Indies in the warm-up match at Colombo on Monday.


The West Indies have been drawn in Group B alongside Australia and Ireland and both first round matches will be at the Premadasa Stadium here.


Their opening match will be against the Aussies Saturday, Sep 22 followed by a clash with the Irish Monday, Sep 24.


Meanwhile, Afghanistan were adjudged winners of the Asia versus the Caribbean Twenty20 tournament after three teams won the same number of matches.


The win is expected to boost the confidence of the Afghan players ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 tournament starting in Sri Lanka Sep 18.




Afghanistan:  Nawroz Mangal(c), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Dawlat Zadran, Hamid Hassan, Javed Ahmadi, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shenwari, Shapoor Zadran, Asghar Stanikzai, Gulbodin Naib, Izatullah Dawlatzai, Karim Sadiq, Mohammad Nasim Baras, Shafiqullah Shafiq


West Indies: Darren Sammy(c), Denesh Ramdin(wk), Samuel Badree, Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Ravi Rampaul, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Smith, Dwayne Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo


Catch the live score & ball-by-ball commentary of the warm-up match here


ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2012: Match time table with group details 

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 30, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 2, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Khulna

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 5, 2014 (14:05 IST)   at Adelaide

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 6, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Ahmedabad


West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 15, 2014  at Ahmedabad

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 7, 2014  at Bengaluru

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 30, 2014  at Hyderabad

Match cancelled

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014  at Hamilton

No result

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 3 wkts


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