Updated: 03/22/2014 17:47 | By Agence France-Presse

Du Plessis out as Sri Lanka bat in World Twenty20

Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and decided to bat against South Africa in their group one match in Chittagong on Saturday.

Du Plessis out as Sri Lanka bat in World Twenty20

South African captain Faf du Plessis plays a shot during a T20 match against Pakistan at Dubai stadium on November 15, 2013 - by Asif Hassan

South Africa were without their T20 captain Faf du Plessis who failed to recover from a hamstring injury and in his place AB de Villiers was leading the team.

South Africa were lucky to include paceman Dale Steyn who recovered in time from a hamstring injury.

The match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium is the first in group one.

England, New Zealand and the Netherlands are the other teams in the group from which two teams will qualify for the semi-finals.

The final is in Dhaka on April 6.


South Africa: Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers (capt), Farhaan Behardien, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe. 

Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (capt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardena, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Ajantha Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Sachithra Senanayake

Umpires: Sundaram Ravi (IND) and Rod Tucker (AUS)

TV umpire: Aleem Dar (PAK)

Match referee: Javagal Srinath (IND)

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