Colombo, Jan 31 (Agencies): West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and chose to bat first against Sri Lanka in the opening one-dayer of a three-match series at Sinhalese Sports Club.

The series is being played to make up for a five-match series washed out because of rain last month.

Sri Lanka: Kumar Sangakkara (captain), Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Thilan Samaraweera, Upul Tharanga, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Anjelo Mathews, Ajantha Mendis, Muttiah Muralitharan .

West Indies: Darren Sammy (captain), Chris Gayle, Adrian Barath, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Carlton Baugh, Kemar Roach, Nikita Miller, Ravi Rampaul.

Umpires: Asoka de Silva, Sri Lanka and Bruce Oxenford, Australia.

TV Umpire: Tyron Wijewardena, Sri Lanka.

Match Referee: Andy Pycroft, Zimbabwe.