Michael Clarke will look to put his first Test series as Australia's captain beyond Sri Lanka's reach when the second match opens in Pallekele on Thursday.
The tourists won the first Test on a controversial dusty wicket in Galle by 125 runs last week to take the lead in the three-match series, Australia's first in Sri Lanka since 2004.
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been drawing flak for his captaincy after the back-to-back Test defeats to England but his admirers for calling Ian Bell back from being ruled run-out has kept increasing, with veteran Australian batsman Ricky Ponting
India might have been humiliated in the series opener at Lord's but England pace spearhead James Anderson expects the wounded visitors to make a strong comeback in the second cricket Test between the two sides, starting Friday at Trent Bridge.
Following the Indian skipper’s comments on Tuesday that he would not risk the fitness of his pace spearhead Zaheer Khan, a TV channel has reported that Zaheer now will be replaced with Shanthakumaran Sreesanth.