Toss report: Sri Lanka win toss, elect to bat first against Bangladesh in first Test

Angelo Matthews will lead the Sri Lankan team against Bangladesh © Getty Images

Galle: Mar 8, 2013

Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to bat first against Bangladesh in the first Test at Galle.
 
There are as many as three debutants in this match, one from Sri Lanka and two from Bangaldesh. The visiting side led by Mushfiqur Rahim is without the services of their strike batsman Tamim Iqbal. On the other hand Mahela Jayawardene misses this Test due to an injury.

Mominul Haque and Anamul Haque make their debut for Bangladesh while Kithuruvan Vithanage will play his first Test for Sri Lanka.

Teams:

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Angelo Matthews (c), Nuwan Kulasekara, Kithuruvan Vithanage , Shaminda Eranga, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis
 
Bangladesh: Anamul Haque, Jahurul Islam, Mohammad Ashraful, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Shahadat Hossain, Nasir Hossain, Mominul Haque, Abul Hasan, Sohag Gazi, Elias Sunny
 
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