Sri Lanka, having beaten Pakistan to win the tri-series one-day tournament last week, decided to play left arm spinner Rangana Herath and three seamers along with off-spinning allrounder Thilan Samaraweera.
Pakistan brought in leg-spinner Danish Kaneria and included three seamers in Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Sami and Abdul Razzaq.
Both teams have agreed to play 83 overs a day instead of regular 90 due to shorter winter days.
Pakistan: Inzamam-ul Haq (capt), Yasir Hameed, Imran Farhat, Asim Kamal, Yousuf Youhana, Shoaib Malik, Abdul Razzaq, Moin Khan, Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Sami, Danish Kaneria. 12th man: Rana Naveed-ul Hassan
Sri Lanka: Marvan Atapattu (capt), Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Thilan Samaraweera, Jehan Mubarak, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Chaminda Vaas, Lasith Malinga, Dilhara Fernando, Rangana Herath. 12th man: Upul Chandana
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZL), Steve Bukcnor (WIS)
TV umpire: Nadeem Ghauri (PAK)
ICC match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)