Pakistan win toss, elect to bat first against Sri Lanka

Shahid Afridi would be looking to lead from the front against Sri Lanka.

By CricketCountry Staff

Colombo: Feb 26, 2011

Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi won the toss and opted to bat first in their World Cup Group A match against Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Both teams would be high on confidence after racking up massive wins in their opening matches. Pakistan drubbed Kenya by 205 runs at Hambantota while Sri Lanka trounced Canada by 210 runs at the same venue.

Teams

Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (c and wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Thilan Samaraweera, Chamara Silva, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Muttiah Muralitharan.

Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal (wk), Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi (c), Abdul Razzaq, Abdur Rehman, Umar Gul, Shoaib Akhtar.

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