Sri Lanka won the toss and opt to bat against Australia

An exciting contest is in the offing as Sri Lanka take on Australia at Colombo

By CricketCountry Staff

Colombo: Mar 5, 2011

Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and elected to bat against Australia in their World Cup Group A match at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday.

Teams

Australia: Shane Watson, Brad Haddin (wk), Ricky Ponting (c), Michael Clarke, Cameron White, David Hussey, Steve Smith, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Jason Krejza, Shaun Tait.

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

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