Afghanistan won the toss and chose to field first in the 3rd match of the ICC World T20 on the day 2 of the tournament here at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
This is a Group A match and the third team in this group is England, who beat Pakistan by 15 runs today in the warm up match in Colombo.
Afghanistan who have provided one of cricket's most heart-warming story over the past few years, get another chance on the big stage. Their captain Nawroz Mangal sounds confident ahead of the game. Sample quote: "We have done brilliantly in the past against quality spinners. We played [Saeed] Ajmal in the Pakistan game and yesterday, we played [Sunil] Narine, and we haven't seen difficulties."
Karim Sadiq, Asghar Stanikzai, Mohammad Shahzad†, Nawroz Mangal*, Najibullah Zadran, Shafiqullah, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbodin Naib, Samiullah Shenwari, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran
G Gambhir, V Sehwag, V Kohli,, SK Raina, MS Dhoni*†, RG Sharma, IK Pathan, R Ashwin, Z Khan, L Balaji