AUS VS SL : This was a much-needed win for the Kangaroo’s who are still trying some new compositions in their set-up. Whether it is Test, ODI or T20Is Australia’s struggle in every format has been evident which makes this win even more worthy.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, are sailing on the same ship as their counterparts as they too are in transformation mode. They are held back by injuries to some of their key players which includes ex-captain Angelo Mathews and fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep.
Australia vs Sri Lanka Team News
- With injuries to Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Kumara, Sri Lanka have roped in Chamika Karunaratne into their set-up for this match.
- Both Chameera and Kumara are out of this game due to injuries.
- Australia have named an unchanged XI for this fixture.
Australia vs Sri Lanka PLAYING 11
Australia Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Tim Paine (c)
Batsmen – Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Joe Burns, Travis Head, Kurtis Patterson
All-rounder – Pat Cummins, Marnus Labuschagne
Bowlers – Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc
Sri Lanka Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Niroshan Dickwella
Batsmen –Dimuth Karunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal (c), Roshen Silva, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis (Doubt: Kusal Perera)
All-rounder –Dhananjaya de Silva
Bowlers – Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal (Doubt: Vishwa Fernando and Chamika Karunaratne)
Australia vs Sri Lanka SQUADS
Tim Paine(c), Marcus Harris, Nathan Lyon, Travis Head, Kurtis Patterson, Marnus Labuschagne, Joe Burns, Matt Renshaw, Pat Cummins, Will Pucovski, Mitchell Starc, Usman Khawaja, Peter Siddle, Jhye Richardson.
Dinesh Chandimal(c), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya de Silva, Vishwa Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilruwan Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Suranga Lakmal, Kasun Rajitha, Dimuth Karunaratne