COLOMBO: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and chose to bat in the series-deciding second and final Test against South Africa at the SSC ground in Colombo on Thursday.
South Africa remained unchanged from the side that won the first Test in Galle by 153 runs while the hosts made three changes to their team.
Uncapped wicket-keeper batsman Niroshan Dickwella replaced Dinesh Chandimal, Kithuruwan Vithanage came in for Lahiru Thirimanne and unorthodox spinner Ajantha Mendis was picked in place of injured seamer Shaminda Eranga.
Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (captain), Upul Tharanga, Kaushal Silva, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Ajantha Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Niroshan Dickwella.
South Africa: Hashim Amla (captain), Alviro Petersen, Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Vernon Philander, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir.
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (ENG) and Nigel Llong (ENG)
TV umpire: Billy Bowden (NZL)
Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)
Source : APP