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.

 

Teams

 

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