COLOMBO: Sri Lankan Captain DPMD Jayawardene won the toss and decided to bat against Pakistan in the first match of five-match series in Pallekele on Thursday.
The World Cup runners-up have lost five of their last six one-dayers against Pakistan, four in the United Arab Emirates last November and one in the Asia Cup in Dhaka in March.
Sri Lanka team
TM Dilshan, WU Tharanga, DPMD Jayawardene*, LD Chandimal, KC Sangakkara†, HDRL Thirimanne, AD Mathews, NLTC Perera, HMRKB Herath, KMDN Kulasekara, SL Malinga.
Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq*, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Sarfraz Ahmed†, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Sami.