22-Jun-2012 04:14:00 GMT
Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day
Welegedera Injured, Sri Lanka Bat
Galle: Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first in 1st Test match against Pakistan at Galle on Friday.
Nuwan Pradeep was included with Welegedara missing out. Pakistan replaced Misbah with debutant Mohammad Ayub.
There is a strong breeze blowing across the ground. The pitch is hard with an even covering of grass. It should assist the pacers in the initial period. There is some moisture around after a bit of rain early in the morning.
Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Tharanga Paranavitana, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene (capt), Thilan Samaraweera, Angelo Mathews, Prasanna Jayawardene (wk), Nuwan Kulasekara, Suraj Randiv, Rangana Herath, Nuwan Pradeep
Pakistan: Taufeeq Umar, Mohammad Hafeez (captain), Younis Khan, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Adnan Akmal (wk), Mohammad Ayub, Abdur Rehman, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul, Junaid Khan