LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Australia have won the toss and they have elected to field in their crucial ICC Champions Trophy Group A clash with Sri Lanka at Kennington Oval, here in London.
Victory for either team will see them joining England in the semi-finals and there are no changes to either side. The Australians will be looking for a good very though, as New Zealand could still squeeze through should the Aussies win by a low margin.
Australia were hoping that captain Michael Clarke would have recovered from his injury, but he has been ruled out.
Meanwhile, rain is in the air and we will be keeping a close on the weather throughout the day.
Sri Lanka team
MDKJ Perera, TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara†, DPMD Jayawardene, LD Chandimal, AD Mathews*, HDRL Thirimanne, KMDN Kulasekara, HMRKB Herath, RMS Eranga, SL Malinga
SR Watson, MS Wade†, PJ Hughes, GJ Bailey*, AC Voges, GJ Maxwell, MR Marsh, JP Faulkner, MG Johnson, CJ McKay, XJ Doherty
Toss Australia, elected to field first
Umpires M Erasmus (South Africa) and AL Hill (New Zealand)
TV umpire Aleem Dar (Pakistan)
Match referee J Srinath (India)
Reserve umpire BF Bowden (New Zealand)