PREVIEW

 

Australia is set to host Sri Lanka for a two-match test series which will commence tomorrow at the Gabba, Brisbane. The Kangaroos would be hoping for some change in fortunes when they face the Lankan Lions in their own den. They are coming back from a horrible season in which they got thrashed by the Indian team in all the formats. Tim Paine has made some changes in the squad and given some players an opportunity to make a mark on the international arena.

Sri Lanka has had the same fortune in the past season and have struggled against quality teams. They got hammered recently by the New Zealand side in a complete tour whitewash. Sri Lanka initially lost the test series by 1-0, followed by 3-0 whitewash in ODIs and then lost the single T20I.

GAME DETAILS

 

Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Time:  8:30 AM IST

Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane

League: Sri Lanka tour of Australia

Live Telecast: Sony Network

Online Streaming: Sonyliv.com

 

 

Ground Stats Test

 

Total Matches 60
Matches won batting first 25
Matches won bowling first 21
Average 1st Inns scores 342
Average 2nd Inns scores 317
Average 3rd Inns scores 242
Average 4th Inns scores 163
Highest total recorded 645/10 (158.6 Ov) by AUS vs Eng
Lowest total recorded 58/10 (21.3 Ov) by IND vs AUS

 

Team News

 

Australia:

  • Jhye Richardson is set to make his debut and replace Josh Hazlewood who is out due to an injury.

 

Sri Lanka:

  • Angelo Mathews, Nuwan Pradeep has also been ruled out due to injury.

 

KEY PLAYERS

 

Australia

  • Usman Khawaja
  • Mitchell Starc
  • Nathan Lyon

 

Sri Lanka

  • Dimuth Karunaratne
  • Dinesh Chandimal
  • Kusal Mendis

 

 

SQUADS

 

 

Australia:

Tim Paine (c/wk), Joe Burns, Pat Cummins, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Kurtis Patterson, Will Pucovski, Matt Renshaw, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle

Sri Lanka:

Dinesh Chandimal (c), Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Perera, Dilruwan Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha

 

 

Probable Playing 11

 

Australia

  1. Marcus Harris
  2. Joe Burns
  3. Usman Khawaja
  4. Marnus Labuschagne
  5. Kurtis Patterson
  6. Travis Head
  7. Tim Paine (c/wk)
  8. Pat Cummins
  9. Mitchell Starc
  10. Nathan Lyon
  11. Jhye Richardson

 

Sri Lanka

  1. Lahiru Thirimanne
  2. Dimuth Karunaratne
  3. Dinesh Chandimal (c)
  4. Kusal Mendis
  5. Roshen Silva
  6. Dhananjaya de Silva
  7. Niroshan Dickwella (wk)
  8. Dilruwan Perera
  9. Suranga Lakmal
  10. Kasun Rajitha/Dushmantha Chameera
  11. Lahiru Kumara

 

 

FUNTUSH SAFE XI

 

 

FUNTUSH RISKY XI

 

Teams to be updated soon!

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