Hambantota - Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to bat in
the rescheduled second one-day international against Pakistan in
Hambantota on Tuesday.
The tourists, who won the opening one-dayer
at the same venue on Saturday, will look to clinch the three-match
series despite the absence of two star players, Saeed Ajmal and Younis
Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is yet to return from Australia
where he underwent tests on his bowling action after being reported by
the umpires during the preceding Test series, which Sri Lanka won 2-0.
Top-order batsman Younis has returned home following a death in the family and was replaced by Sharjeel Khan.
Lanka made one change for a game they must win to keep the series
alive, dropping batsman Dinesh Chandimal to play leg-spinner Seekkuge
The match was originally slated to be played in Colombo
on Wednesday, but heavy rains in the Sri Lankan capital forced officials
to change the venue and advance the game by a day.
The third and final one-dayer will be held in Dambulla on Saturday.
Misbah-ul Haq (captain), Sharjeel Khan, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez,
Umar Akmal, Fawad Alam, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Junaid Khan,
Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan.
Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (captain),
Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela
Jayawardene, Ashan Priyanjan, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan
Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Seekuge Prasanna.
Umpires: Steve Davis (AUS) and Ranmore Martinesz (SRI)
TV umpire: S. Ravi (IND)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)