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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.

 

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 

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Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:30 IST)   at Dhaka

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Hamilton

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Oct 24, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 72 runs

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

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