Melbourne - Sri Lanka's new skipper Upul Tharanga won the toss and chose to bowl
in the opening Twenty20 international against Australia in Melbourne on
Australia, with their leading players embarking on a Test
series in India, named three T20I debutants, Michael Klinger, Billy
Stanlake and Ashton Turner.
Vikum Sanjaya, who captured three
wickets in the lead-up tour game against the Prime Minister's XI in
Canberra, was selected to make his international debut for Sri Lanka.
Paceman Lasith Malinga, who last played an international a year ago because of injury, was also in the Sri Lankan line-up.
Aaron Finch (captain), Michael Klinger, Travis Head, Moises Henriques,
Ashton Turner, Tim Paine, James Faulkner, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa,
Andrew Tye, Billy Stanlake.
Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella, Upul
Tharanga (captain), Dilshan Munaweera, Asela Gunaratne, Milinda
Siriwardana, Chamara Kapugedera, Seekkugge Prasanna, Nuwan Kulasekara,
Lasith Malinga, Vikum Sanjaya, Lakshan Sandakan.
Umpires: Mick Martell (AUS), Paul Wilson (AUS)
Third umpire: Sam Nogajski (AUS)
Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)