WI win toss, batting in WT20 Final
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – West Indies won the toss and chose to bat against Sri Lanka in the Final of the ICC World Twenty20 Tournament on Sunday at the Premadasa Stadium.
West Indies are unchanged, but Sri Lanka have replaced left-arm spinner Rangana Herath with 19-year-old off-spinner Akila Dananjaya.
Sri Lanka reached the Final, following a 16-run victory over Pakistan in the first semi-final last Thursday at the same venue, where West Indies beat Australia by 74 runs in the semi-final to secure their place in the Championship match the following day.
SRI LANKA: Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis, Akila Dananjaya
WEST INDIES: Darren Sammy (captain), Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Denesh Ramdin (wicketkeeper), Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul, Samuel Badree
UMPIRES: Aleem Dar (Pakistan), Simon Taufel (Australia)
TV UMPIRE: Rod Tucker (Australia)
MATCH REFEREE: Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)
RESERVE UMPIRE: Ian Gould (England)