Asia Cup 2014: Sri Lanka bat against Pakistan in opener
FATULLAH (BANGLADESH): Sri Lanka have won the toss against Pakistan in the opening match of Asia Cup and elected to bat first, ARY News reported on Tuesday.
The match is being played at Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah, Bangladesh.
Sri Lanka Captain said "Kulasekara and Dilshan are out, but we have a full strength side apart from them,". It's a new game, a new tournament and we have to be on our guard. Getting momentum early and pushing it along is important. They're a very good side and Misbah is in great form as well"
Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-haq, said, ""There's no better thing for a batsman than to be in form and scoring runs. I have no idea how the pitch will react," added Misbah. He said the same team is playing today that played in Abu Dhabi last.
The playing-11 for Pakistan is: Sharjeel Khan, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood, Misbah-ul-Haq*, Umar Akmal†, Shahid Afridi, Bilawal Bhatti, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan.
While Sri Lanka side is represented by: MDKJ Perera, HDRL Thirimanne, KC Sangakkara†, DPMD Jayawardene, LD Chandimal, AD Mathews*, PC de Silva, NLTC Perera, SMSM Senanayake, SL Malinga, RAS Lakmal.