Sri Lanka elect to bat after rain delay

This will be Tillakaratne Dilshan’s first Test as captain Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Cardiff: May 26, 2011

Sri Lanka skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan won the toss and elected to bat during the first Test match against England at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.

Earlier, rain meant no play was possible on the opening morning.

Teams:

Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan (c), Tharanga Paranavitana, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Thilan Samaraweera, Prasanna Jayawardene (wk), Farveez Maharoof, Thisara Perera, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Ajantha Mendis.

England: Andrew Strauss (c), Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Eoin Morgan, Matt Prior (wk), Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Chris Tremlett, James Anderson