Zimbabwe opts to bat first in test vs. Sri Lanka

Zimbabwe opts to bat first in test vs. Sri Lanka

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Colombo, (AP/UNB)- Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer has won the toss and elected to bat first in the one-off cricket test against Sri Lanka at R. Premedasa Stadium, Colombo on Friday.Zimbabwe goes into the match confident after securing its first ever one-day international series win over Sri Lanka. It handed a first test cap to batsman Tarisai Musakanda who performed well in the limited over matches.Dinesh Chandimal leads Sri Lanka as full-time captain for the first time after the resignation of Angelo Mathews.Sri Lanka has brought back its test specialists, opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne and spinners Rangana Herath and Dilruwan Perera.Teams: Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Upul Tharanga, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara.Zimbabwe: Graeme Cremer (captain), Regis Chakabva, Hamilton Masakadza, Tarisai Musakanda, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Sikander Raza, Malcolm Waller, Peter Moor, Chris Mpofu, Donald Tiripano.UNB news agency

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