COLOMBO (AFP) – South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to bat in the first Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Friday.
The Proteas have a chance to make amends in the three-match series after being trounced 1-4 in the one-day games.
Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (capt), Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis, Lasith Malinga.
South Africa: Faf du Plessis (capt), AB de Villiers, Henry Davids, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, David Miller, David Wiese, Wayne Parnell, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir.
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SRI) and Raveendra Wimalasiri (SRI)
TV umpire: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)