Sri Lanka opts for 2 spinners

Sri Lanka have decided to go in with a varied bowling attack consisting of a left arm Fast bowler, right arm Fast bowler, right arm Off spinner and a left arm orthodox spinner. The batting lineup selected for today’s Test match in Galle is similar to the batting lineup which took on the Indians in India last year.

Team for the 1st Test: 1. Dilshan 2. Paranavithana 3. Sangakkara (c) 4. M. Jayawardena 5. Samaraweera 6. Mathews 7. P. Jayawardena 8. Herath 9. Malinga 10. Muralidharan 11. Welagedara