* Marsh make Australia check debut, Prasanna for Sri Lanka
* Sri Lanka win toss, elect to bat
Left hand batsman Shaun Marsh will debut for Australia as the number batsman, while spinner Seekuge Prasanna will make debut for the home team as the are named the second check 11 between the teams in Kandy on Thursday.
Marsh, son for former Australian check player Geoff, will be a straight swap for former Australian captain Ricky Ponting, who has flown home for his second kid birth, while Prasanna will replace left-arm spinner Rangana Herath, who has an injured finger.
Geoff Marsh introduced his son with the baggy green.
"We would have desired to have a bat as well, wicket looks fantastic. Little bit emotional moment when Shaun got his Check cap. Lovely for Geoff to come all the way for that. All the boys were excited," Australia captain Michael Clarke said.
Prasanna in his one-day debut against Australia captured wickets for 32 runs.
Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan won the toss & chosen to bat first in the second check. Australia lead the three-match series 1-0.
Australia - Michael Clarke (captain), Shane Watson, Trent Copeland, Brad Haddin, Ryan Harris, Phillip Hughes, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh.
Sri Lanka - Tillakaratne Dilshan (captain), Tharanga Paranavitana, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Thilan Samaraweera, Prasanna Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews, Suraj Randiv, Suranga Lakmal, Chanaka Welagedara, Seekuge Prasanna.