PERTH, Australia (AFP) - Australian captain Michael Clarke won the toss and elected to bat against Sri Lanka in the Twenty20 international at the WACA Ground in Perth on Sunday.
It is the first international match of the Australian season.
Clarke, who is under pressure to retain his spot in Australia's Twenty20 side despite being skipper, leads a home team missing many of the players likely to be key in the upcoming Ashes series against England.
It will be retiring spinner Muttiah Muralitharan's final appearance at the WACA Ground.
After the one-off Twenty20 clash, Australia and Sri Lanka play three one-day matches, starting at the MCG on Wednesday.
Australia: Michael Clarke (C), Cameron White, Brad Haddin, John Hastings, David Hussey, Clint McKay, Dirk Nannes, Peter Siddle, Dave Warner, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, Steven O'Keefe (12th man)
Sri Lanka: Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dilhara Fernando, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Suraj Randiv, Chamara Kapugedera, Muttiah Muralitharan, Jeevan Mendis (12th man)
Umpires: Paul Reiffel (AUS), Bruce Oxenford (AUS)
TV umpire: Simon Fry (AUS)
Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)
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