AUS vs SL 2022: The ongoing Political & economic crisis in Sri Lanka has initially hovered clouds over the Australia tour. But the Cricket Australia & Sri Lanka Cricket were confident about the commencement of the tour. The arrival of the reigning T20 world champions is a welcome sight for Sri Lankan cricket fans who are hoping that their team would win this series & bring a smile to their faces. The fans would also want their home team to be more competitive in the lead-up to the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia under their new coach Chris Silverwood.
The two sides had earlier met in a five-match T20I series in February which Australia won by 4-1 scores. Heading into this crucial series, Australia would aim to repeat the heroics from their previous home series win & register a victory away on the Lankan Soil. The Australia team have named a full-strength squad for the series with only Cummins & Addam Zampa missing from the squad. The visitors have named the tried and trusted top seven that won the T20 World Cup for them with hopes that Aaron Finch and Smith can find some much-needed T20I runs prior to the home title defense.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka have named two newcomers Nuwanidu Fernando and Matheesha Pathirana to the squad on the back of their recent gleaming performances. Nuwanidu starred on the recent tour of England with Sri Lanka’s development squad while Pathirana made headlines in the IPL 2022 playing for Chennai Super Kings. The duo will get an opportunity to work with Lasith Malinga in the upcoming series who is appointed as Sri Lanka’s bowling strategy coach for this crucial white-ball series. However, Sri Lanka’s biggest bets will continue to be their senior spinners, Wanindu Hasaranga & Maheesh Theekshana who would look ahead to trap Australia in their vicious web of spin.
Whether Australia’s full-fledged side can overshadow Sri Lanka or the home side would display a courageous performance to clinch the series, is what time will say.
AUS vs SL 2022: Playing XI
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Josh Hazlewood
Sri Lanka Squad
Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (capt), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Nuwan Thushara, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana
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