Sri Lanka to bat in second Test against South Africa

South Africa lead the series 1-0 after beating the tourists by an innings and 81 runs in the first Test at Centurion Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Durban: Dec 26, 2011

Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan won the toss and elected to bat against South Africa in their second Test match at Kingsmead, Durban on Monday.

Vernon Philander was ruled out due to injury. He is replaced by the young, Marchant de Lange. On the other hand, Sri Lanka have handed a Test debut to Dinesh Chandimal who replaces Kaushal Silva.

South Africa lead the series 1-0 after beating the tourists by an innings and 81 runs in the first Test at Centurion.

Teams:

South Africa: Graeme Smith (c), Jacques Rudolph, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers, Ashwell Prince, Mark Boucher (wk), Marchant de Lange, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir.

Sri Lanka: Tharanga Paranavitana, Tillakaratne Dilshan (c), Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Thilan Samaraweera, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Rangana Herath, Thisara Perera, Chanaka Welegedara, Dilhara Fernando.

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