Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and decided to bowl in their Group one Super-10 stage match against the Netherlands in Chittagong on Monday.
Sri Lanka, who beat South Africa in their first match by five runs on Saturday, remained unchanged.
The Netherlands qualified for the Super-10 stage after beating the much fancied Ireland in the first round.
Top two teams from the group will qualify for the semi-finals.
Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (capt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardena, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Ajantha Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Sachithra Senanayake.
Netherlands: Peter Borren (capt), Michael Swart, Stephan Myburgh, Wesley Barresi, Tom Copper, Logan van Beek, Mudassar Bukhari, Ben Cooper, Timm van der Gugten, Ahsan Malik, Pieter Seelaar.
Umpires: Paul Reiffel (AUS) and Rod Tucker (AUS)
Tv umpire: Sundaram Ravi (IND)
Match referee: Javagal Srinath (IND)