Zimbabwe win toss, elect to bat first

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Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bowl against hosts Sri Lanka in the inaugural match encounter of the World Twenty20 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.Mahela Jayawardene’s men took the field in Hambantota with hopes high they can end a 16-year wait for their second global title in front of their cricket-obsessed fans.

Sri Lanka started the tournament as one of the favourites, although predictions are notoriously difficult in cricket’s shortest format, which has revolutionised the sport and divided opinion since its introduction in 2003.

Sri Lanka: Dilshan Munaweera, Tilakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Nuwan Kulasekara, Aajantha Mendis, Lasith Malinga

Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza, V Sibanda, Brendon Taylor, CR Ervine, MN Waller, E Chigumbura, AG Cremer, P Utseya, KM Jarvis, BV Vitori, CB Mpofu

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