Galle - Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to bat
first against Australia in the second Test in Galle on Thursday.
fast bowler Vishwa Fernando debuts for Sri Lanka in place of pace
spearhead Nuwan Pradeep, who was ruled out with a hamstring injury.
who had already named their playing XI on the eve of the match, have
handed left-arm spinner Jon Holland his international debut in place of
the injured Steve O'Keefe.
Sri Lanka, who took a 1-0 lead in the
three-match series in Pallekele, have a great chance of clinching the
rubber against the number one Test team after 17 years.
Lanka: Angelo Mathews (capt), Kaushal Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal
Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera, Dilruwan
Perera, Rangana Herath, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando
Steven Smith (capt), David Warner, Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja, Adam
Voges, Mitchell Marsh, Peter Nevill, Jon Holland, Mitchell Starc, Nathan
Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZL) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG)
TV Umpire: Sundaram Ravi (IND)
Match Referee: Chris Broad (ENG)
Reserve Umpire: Raveendra Wimalasiri (SRI)