Australia skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to bowl first in the T20 against Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium.
Both teams announced their playing XIs in advance.
Both teams have thus far played 22 T20I matches with Australia winning 12 and Sri Lanka nine, with one game drawn.
Australia and Sri Lanka last faced each other in a T20I format in February 2022 in Australia with the Kangaroos winning the series by a 4-1 margin.
Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne and Bhanuka Rajapaksa are part of today’s playing XI.
Sri Lanka are expected to perform more strongly on home soil this time around.
Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith are all back after missing T20 matches against Sri Lanka at home in February.
Andrew Symonds will be honoured with a minute’s silence and black armbands will be worn as Australia play their first match since the cricket star died.
A sell-out crowd is expected to fill the R Premadasa Stadium today for Australia’s first match in Sri Lanka in six years, with proceeds of ticket sales to go to towards the country’s economic crisis.
The match marks Sri Lanka’s first international fixture without COVID-19 capacity restrictions in place since the pandemic started.