AUS vs SL 2022: Australia announces squad for first T20I against Sri Lanka

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AUS vs SL 2022: Australia announces squad for first T20I against Sri Lanka

AUS vs SL 2022: Australia announces squad for their first T20I against Sri Lanka on 7th June at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Australia’s heavy guns returned to the playing XI for the first Twenty20 International while Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, and Steve Smith who had missed the recent T20Is against Sri Lanka at home in February and the one-off T20I against Pakistan in Lahore in April, will make a comeback for the much-anticipated T20I series. Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch said there was a temptation to play two spinners, but with rain forecast for the next few days, they decided to go in with three fast bowlers.

On Monday, cricket.com.au quoted Finch as stating, “There was a temptation there (to play two spinners), but having seen the conditions over the last couple of days, the square is fairly green, there’s been a lot of rain around, and the outfield is quite heavy.”

“Expecting there to be a bit of spin there but it might be a tacky sort of spin. It’s not a dry square, it’s not a dry surface by any stretch.

“There hasn’t been a lot of cricket here, and because it’s the rainy season, the wickets are covered a lot more than they would normally be.”

“If Sri Lanka had their choice, it would most likely be drier.” But, lead by (Dushmantha) Chameera, they’ve had a tremendous fast bowling attack in recent years.”

The Premadasa will host the first two T20Is, while the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium will host the final T20I. The three-match T20I series will be followed by a five-match ODI series & a two-match Test series.

AUS vs SL 2022: Australia Squad for First T20I

Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Josh Hazlewood

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