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SL vs AUS: 3 Sri Lanka Players COVID Positive ahead of 2nd Test. Check Complete Details

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Sri Lanka Players Covid Positive SL vs AUS: In a big news update, as many as three Sri Lankan players have tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the second and final Test match against Australia scheduled to start from 8 July, 2022 (Friday) at the Galle International Stadium in Galle. The host Sri Lankan side ended up losing the opening Test match by a comprehensive margin of 10 wickets. Australia now have a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka.

SL vs AUS: 3 Sri Lanka Players COVID Positive ahead of 2nd Test. Check Complete Details

In a massive development, the Sri Lankan trio of Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeffrey Vandersay and Asitha Fernando have tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the second and final Test match against Australia. Following this update, the hosts are very much likely to give the spin duo of Maheesh Theekshana and Dunith Wellalage their maiden Test caps. Veteran Lankan cricketer Angelo Mathews has also recovered from Covid-19 and is expected to feature in the playing 11 for the 2nd Test match starting from Friday after having missed the opening game of the series.

Sri Lanka vs Australia: Probable Sri Lanka Playing 11

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1. Dimuth Karunaratne (C)
2. Pathum Nissanka
3. Kusal Mendis
4. Angelo Mathews
5. Oshada Fernando
6. Dinesh Chandimal
7. Niroshan Dickwella (wk)
8. Ramesh Mendis
9. Maheesh Theekshana
10. Vishwa Fernando
11. Dunith Wellalage

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Sri Lanka vs Australia 2022 Schedule

Date Format Match Time Venue Result
7 June, 2022 1st T20I Sri Lanka vs Australia 7 PM IST R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Australia won by 10 wickets
8 June, 2022 2nd T20I Sri Lanka vs Australia 7 PM IST R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Australia won by 3 wickets
11 June, 2022 3rd T20I Sri Lanka vs Australia 7 PM IST Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets
14 June, 2022 1st ODI Sri Lanka vs Australia 2:30 PM IST Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele Australia won by 2 wickets
16 June, 2022 2nd ODI Sri Lanka vs Australia 2:30 PM IST Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele Sri Lanka won by 26 runs
19 June, 2022 3rd ODI Sri Lanka vs Australia 2:30 PM IST R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets
21 June, 2022 4th ODI Sri Lanka vs Australia 2:30 PM IST R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Sri Lanka won by 4 runs
24 June, 2022 5th ODI Sri Lanka vs Australia 2:30 PM IST R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Australia won by 4 wickets
29 June – 3 July, 2022 1st Test Sri Lanka vs Australia 10 AM IST Galle International Stadium, Galle Australia won by 10 wickets
8 – 12 July, 2022 2nd Test Sri Lanka vs Australia 10 AM IST Galle International Stadium, Galle TBA

 

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