Australia seeks revival under new skipper David Warner
Five-match One-Day series are locked with one game each for both sides and they will look to take lead. Announcement of retirement after ongoing tour would have filled emotions in Sri Lanka dressing room they will look to give T Dilshan a series to remember. Australia will be led by David Warner after Steven Smith decided to take rest ahead of long season.
Fixture: Sri Lanka vs Australia, 3rd ODI Match/ SL vs AUS
Time/Date: 02:30 PM IST/ 09:00 AM GMT/ 02:30 PM Local/ 28 Aug
Venue: Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
It has been forgettable tour so far for visitors because they suffered clean sweep in Test series and now they are struggling after winning first game of five-match One-Day International series. David Warner’s run on this tour have not been good so it will be interesting to see how he react and manage responsibility given to him. Meanwhile, everything seems to be working for Angelo Mathews’s men, addition of Amila Aponso is big boost to spin bowling in absence of star performer Rangana Herath.
Host comes into this fixture at the back of 82 runs victory in second game at R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Kusal Mendis and Dinesh Chandimal hold their nerves when Sri Lanka were two wickets down at just 12 runs and bailed team out of pressure adding together 125 runs. Angelo Mathews and Kusal Parera scored half-century help their team reach winning total.
Chasing the target visitors got of to poor start as they lost both opener at 16 runs. Losing wickets regularly was story of Australia though Matthew Wade stick to one end but he got no support from other end. He played a sensible and struggling knock of 76 of 88 balls.
Amila Aponso was successful bowler who bowled 9.2 overs, conceded only 18 runs and took 4 wickets. Thisara Perera registered 3 wickets to his name though he conceded over six runs per over.
Host is going good and momentum is definitely with them but Australia always had tendency to fight back from worst situation so an interesting encounter is on the card. Host is expected to go with same playing 11 while departure of Steven Smith has opened an space for either Usman Khawaja or Shaun Marsh. Just enjoy the match.
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: Not Announced for 3rd ODI.
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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