Kenya opt to bat first against Sri Lanka as Malinga returns

Kenya captain Jimmy Kamande won the toss and chose to bat first against Sri Lanka in their World Cup Group A match at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

By CricketCountry Staff

Colombo: Mar 1, 2011

Kenya captain Jimmy Kamande won the toss and chose to bat first against Sri Lanka in their World Cup Group A match at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Both Sri Lanka and Kenya lost their last league matches to Pakistan. Sri Lanka fell short by 11 runs chasing a target of 277, while Kenya was routed by 205 runs on Feb 23.

Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga is making a comeback in the team after recovering from a back-strain.


Teams:

Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (c & wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Thilan Samaraweera, Chamara Silva, Angelo Mathews, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ajantha Mendis, Muttiah Muralitharan, Lasith Malinga.

Kenya: Maurice Ouma (wk), Seren Waters, Collins Obuya, David Obuya, Steve Tikolo, Tanmay Mishra, Jimmy Kamande (c), Nehemiah Odhiambo, Peter Ongondo, Shem Negoche, Elijah Otieno

Pictures AFP