Colombo - Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and elected to bat in the second Test against Sri Lanka at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Thursday.
Pakistan retained the same side that won the first Test in Galle by 10 wickets to take the lead in the three-match series.
Sri Lanka made two changes, replacing off-spinner Dilruwan Perera and seamer Nuwan Pradeep with another off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal and debutant fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera.
Pakistan's batsman Younis Khan is making his 100th Test appearance.
Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (captain), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kaushal Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Rangana Herath, Tharindu Kaushal, Dhammika Prasad, Dushmantha Chameera.
Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Azhar Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan.
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (ENG) and Sundaram Ravi (IND)
TV umpire: Paul Reiffel (AUS)
Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)