Angelo Mathews will wish to lead his team from the front © AFP
Angelo Mathews will wish to lead his team from the front © AFP

With the Test series in the bag, Pakistan will now focus on the one-dayers against Sri Lanka from Saturday that could determine their qualification for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Top order batsman Azhar Ali will lead the ninth-ranked tourists who need a series win to keep their hopes alive of qualifying for the eight-nation Champions Trophy in England. Live cricket scorecard: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2015, 1st ODI at Dambulla

Pakistan have called up left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Irfan, the tallest international cricketer ever at seven feet one inch (2.16 metres), who has recovered from a hip injury suffered during the World Cup. But pace spearhead Wahab Riaz is still sidelined with a hand injury sustained during the Test series, while spinning all-rounder Haris Sohail has an injured knee. The touring squad includes two new batsmen in Mukhtar Ahmed, 22, and Bilal Asif, 29, while batsman-wicketkeeper Umar Akmal and seamer Junaid Khan were not selected. Live Cricket updates: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2015, 1st ODI at Dambulla

Sri Lanka, playing their first one-day series since the retirement of Mahela Jayawardene andKumar Sangakkara from the shorter format after the World Cup, are also rebuilding for the future. The hosts, who were also ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 quarter-finalists, have included two new all-rounders, Milinda Siriwardana and Sachith Pathirana, both of whom bowl left-arm spin.

With inputs from AFP.