Afghanistan skipper Asghar Afghan won
the toss and opted to bat in the Asia Cup Group B match at Sheikh Zayed
Stadium on Monday.
Sri Lanka, who lost the opening match to Bangladesh by 137 runs in Dubai,
brought in spinner Akila Dananjaya, Shehan Jayasriya and Niroshan Dickwella
in the three changes from the first game.
Out goes Dilruwan Perera, Amila Aponso and Suranga Lakmal. Pakistan, title
holders India and Hong Kong are in Group A.
Afghanistan: Asghar Afghan(captain), Mohammad Shahzad, Rahmat Shah,
Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid
Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam, Ihsanullah Janat
Sri Lanka; Angelo Mathews (captain), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Upul
Tharanga, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Akila
Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Malinga, Shehan Jayasuriya
Umpires: Shaun George (RSA) and Anisur Rahman (BAN)
TV umpire: Rod Tuckr (AUS)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)