Colombo - Sri Lanka's captain Mahela Jayawardene won the toss and elected to bat in the World Twenty20 semi-final against Pakistan in Colombo on Thursday.
Both teams made one change from their last games. Pakistan brought back seamer Sohail Tanveer in place of Abdul Razzaq, while Sri Lanka dropped Akila Dananjaya to play Rangana Herath.
Australia and the West Indies will clash in the second semi-final on Friday. The final is scheduled for Sunday.
Mohammad Hafeez (captain), Imran Nazir, Nasir Jamshed, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Raza Hasan, Sohail Tanveer.
Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Angelo Mathews, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath.
Umpires: Simon Taufel (AUS) and Rod Tucker (AUS)
TV umpire: Ian Gould (ENG)
Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)