Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to bat first against New Zealand in their opening encounter of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 at Cardiff.
New Zealand come into the match after a comprehensive 2-1 series win over England in the recently-concluded three-match series.
Sri Lanka Team ( MDKJ Perera, TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara†, DPMD Jayawardene, LD Chandimal, AD Mathews*, HDRL Thirimanne, NLTC Perera, HMRKB Herath, RMS Eranga, SL Malinga)
New Zealand Team ( L Ronchi†, MJ Guptill, KS Williamson, LRPL Taylor, BB McCullum*, JEC Franklin, NL McCullum, DL Vettori, TG Southee, KD Mills, MJ McClenaghan)
Comments - 6
janushan Sunday, 09 June 2013 10:35 AM
cloud in the sky and good condition for swing balling with two new balls , and 7 out of 8 times chasing team won the match in Cardiff . Still won the toss and elect to bat, what a stupid decision. Look at the way they are batting . I bet that SL will not win even a single match in this tournament. 7 players are in their late thirties , so no future for this team. Give a chance to new players, then we can win some matches in future tournaments.
Umpire Sunday, 09 June 2013 10:37 AM
and wickts falling like anything
Krishantha Sunday, 09 June 2013 11:15 AM
Which idiot decided to bat first in overcast conditions, plus knowing the history of the ground. Matthews should be sacked, and the captaincy should be given to another cleverer player. Half of the team isn't playing for the country, but for IPL money. I paid all this money to travel to cardiff from london to watch this match, for what? to watch sri lanka fail. we all knew from the weather forecast yesterday that we should bowl first. shame on you matthews and the team selectors.
Pauline Sunday, 09 June 2013 09:47 AM
Today ?? :P I didn't know
meranchi Sunday, 09 June 2013 10:03 AM
two wicket down
ANTON Sunday, 09 June 2013 10:05 AM
AS USUAL FORGET EVERY DAMN THING AND WE'LL WATCH THE MATCH.
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