Sri Lanka bat against Pakistan in Asia Cup opener

DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka (AFP) – Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan in the opening match of the Asia Cup limited-overs tournament on Tuesday.

India and Bangladesh are the other teams in the four-nation event being held in the central Sri Lankan town of Dambulla.

Pakistan: Shahid Afridi (capt), Salman Butt, Shahzaib Hasan, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Umar Amin, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Aamer, Shoaib Akhtar.

Sri Lanka: Kumar Sangakkara (capt), Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Thilan Samaraweera, Angelo Mathews, Farveez Maharoof, Chamara Kapugedara, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Muttiah Muralitharan.

Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZL) and Billy Doctrove (WIS)

TV umpire: Sanjay Hazare (IND)

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

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