India win toss, put Afghanistan into bat

ST LUCIA, GROS ISLET: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has won the toss and decided to field first against Afghanistan in the teams’ Group ‘C’ match in the World Twenty20 cricket here at Beausejour Stadium on Saturday

Former champions India omitted four players - Rohit Sharma, Vinay Kumar, Piyush Chawla and Dinesh Karthik - from the final eleven..

This was qualifiers'' Afghanistan''s first match in the World Twenty20.

Teams
Afghanistan: Nowroz Mangal (captain), Mohammad Nabi, Karim Sadiq, Raees
Ahmadzai, Dawlat Ahmadzai, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Hamid Hassan, Samiullah
Shinwari, Noor Ali, Ashgar Stanikzai, Shahpoor Zadran

India: Gautam Gambhir, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wk), Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Praveen Kumar, Zaheer Khan, Ashish NehraDhoni.