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Highveld Lions win the toss and elect to bowl

Highveld Lions skipper Alviro Petersen has won the toss and decided to bowl first against the South Australia Redbacks in the first of todays Twenty20 Champions League group games.

The Lions, who ran out winners on Friday night against the Mumbai Indians, will be looking to strengthen their grip on Group B with a victory against the Redbacks.

Their preparations for the game have been hit by the news that, Shane Burger; who starred with the ball against the Indians will miss out due to injury.

With Burger injured; offspinning Werner Coetsee comes into the line up.

Having been put into bat the Redbacks, who reached the final of the KFC Big Bash in Australia; will be looking to set a big total and then throw the ball to Shaun Tait and attack the Lions top order.

Speaking after the toss Michael Klinger, the Redbacks skipper said they were happy to bat first, he added the had been a lot of competition for places in the line up.

Lions Lions team - JD Vandiar, AN Petersen*, ND McKenzie, VB van Jaarsveld, Z de Bruyn, TL Tsolekile†, R Cameron, R Frylinck, WL Coetsee, AM Phangiso, E O'Reilly.

South Australia Redback team - DJ Harris, M Klinger*, GA Manou†, CJ Ferguson, CJ Borgas, DT Christian, TLW Cooper, AW O'Brien, CB Bailey, GD Putland, SW Tait.

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