South Africa win toss, elect to bat against Sri Lanka in first ODI

AB de Villiers during a training session ahead of the first ODI Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Paarl: Jan 11, 2012

South Africa captain AB de Villiers won the toss and elected to bat against Sri Lanka in their first One-Day International at Boland Park in Paarl on Wednesday.

AB de Villiers takes on a new challenge when he captains South Africa in the first One-Day International against Sri Lanka at Boland Park on Wednesday.

De Villiers was appointed captain of South Africa’s one-day and Twenty20 teams when Gary Kirsten was named coach last June, but a hand injury kept him out of matches against Australia.

Teams:

South Africa: Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (c&wkt), JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.


Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan (c), Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Kosala Kulasekara, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dilhara Fernando, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis.