After 2 months of IPL action, it is finally time for the cricketing summer to start on all folds all across the globe. In this part of the world, Sri Lanka will be hosting Australia. If you know what is going on in the cricketing world and everything that is going on in Sri Lanka, this game should come as a breath of fresh air for the people of Sri Lanka.
Since the last time these two teams faced each other, a lot has happened. Australia went on to become the champions of the world. They finally started dominating in the shortest format of the game. Their counterparts on the other hand have improved drastically as well.
Sri Lanka has started showing signs of the team that we knew in the Dilshan-Sangakkara era. Yes, this team is quite young. Yes, they don’t have big legends on this side like they used to. But they are showing signs of their quality and temperament. And with age and talent on their side, expect this young group of Lankan lions to hunt quite a few big teams. Maybe even hunt down some big trophies.
And as they say, charity begins at home. And they will be looking to make sure that they can start this winning run from home. When they host Australia on spin-friendly tracks, they will know they have the conditions and the crowd by their side. This might help them hugely to play their game fearlessly and that might just do the trick.
Sri Lanka vs Australia – Pitch Report & Weather Conditions
The pitch R Premadasa is generally expected to be on the slower side with 170-180 being a good score. The wicket might assist the spinners as Lankan tracks are always on the slower side. With this being a game being played at night, dew might prove to be a crucial factor and that makes the toss all the more important.
Sri Lanka vs Australia Probable Playing Eleven
Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Josh Hazlewood