Sri Lanka will take on Australia in 1st ODI Match of five One-Day Internationals Series on Sunday (21 Aug) at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
Fixture: Sri Lanka vs Australia, 1st ODI Match/ SL vs AUS
Time/Date: 02:30 PM IST/ 09:00 AM GMT/ 02:30 PM Local/ 21 Aug
Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Sri Lanka had fantastic last month where they whitewashed Australia in three-match test series. Momentum now shift to 50-overs format on Sri Lankan soil. Host will lock horns with Aussies in first of five One-Day International series at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on Sunday (21 August). Australia will look to gain their lost confidence while host will be keen to dominate like in test series.
Host have good batting line-up including Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews and return of Tillkaratne Dilshan definitely bolstered Islanders batting. Kushal Mendis will be in focus after his brilliant run in test series where he scored 296 runs in six inning to list himself second in leading run scorer tally.
Bowling attack looks weak for Islanders with Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep and Dilruwan Perera but if they bowl to full potential then opposition might face trouble. Sri Lanka will definitely miss service from Rangna Herath who retired from short format of cricket.
Meanwhile, Australia will look to forget whatever happened in last month and take a fresh start with new series of different format. Steven Smith’s faced first series loss since he took over captaincy for his national team.
Batting look stable with Aaron Finch and George Bailey back into the side. They have been away from international cricket but Aaron Finch continued his service for domestic team in England. David Warner and Aaron Finch is expected to give visitors solid start while Steven Smith and Shaun Marsh will take responsibility down the batting order with ever smiling George Bailey.
Australia have called Adam Zampa so he will be expected to deliver on spinning tracks of Sri Lanka. James Faulkner contribution will be crucial not only with ball but bat too.
Playing XI Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera (wk), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Dilruwan Perera, Amila Aponso, Lakshan Sandakan
Playing XI Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith (c), George Bailey, Moises Henriques, Travis Head, Matthew Wade (wk), James Faulkner, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Result: Australia won by 3 wickets
Which TV Channel will telecast Australia tour of Sri Lanka 2016 matches?
TV Channels: Tensports, Fox Sports, Sky Sports
Sri Lanka vs Australia Live score: Cricbuzz.com, ESPNcricinfo.com & YahooCricket.com
What is the full squad of Australia & Sri Lanka for five-match One-Day Series in 2016?
Sri Lanka Squad: Angelo Mathews (c), Amila Aponso, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Avishka Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Suranga Lakmal, Kusal Mendis, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dilruwan Perera, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Lakshan Sandakan, Milinda Siriwardana
Australia Squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), George Bailey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade (wk), Adam Zampa
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