Brisbane, January 24-28 at 08:30 AM IST
After horrific losses in the last assignments, Australia and Sri Lanka look forward to some improvement in the two-match test series. Both the nations will lock horns in the first Test at The Gabba, Brisbane from January 24 before travelling to Canberra for the second and final Test that starts on February 1.
Australia suffered 2-1 loss in Test as well as ODIs at the hands of touring India while the island nation-Sri Lanka suffered a complete tour whitewash in New Zealand. They lost the Test series by 1-0 followed with 3-0 clean sweep in ODIs and 35 runs loss in the solitary T20I.
Led by Tim Paine, Australia has named two debutants in their playing11 for the first Test at The Gabba. Western Australian pacer Jhye Richardson and New South Wales batter Kurtis Patterson are the two named debutants in the side. Jhye Richardson comes in place of injured Josh Hazlewood while Kurtis Patterson comes back of making twin hundreds in an unofficial warm-up match against Sri Lanka. Also, Joe Burns gets a recall while Peter Siddle has been named as the 12th man in the side.
Sri Lanka, on the other side of the coin, is dealing with a couple of injuries. Angelo Mathews and Nuwan Pradeep have been ruled out of the series due to injuries while Kusal Perera has been included in the 16th member squad.
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
Australia Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Tim Paine (c)
Batsmen – Marcus Harris, Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja, Kurtis Patterson, Travis Head
All-rounder –Pat Cummins, Marnus Labuschagne
Bowlers – Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon
Sri Lanka Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Niroshan Dickwella
Batsmen –Dimuth Karunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Roshen Silva
All-rounder –Dhananjaya de Silva/Kusal Perera
Bowlers – Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara
Tim Paine(c), Joe Burns, Matt Renshaw, Pat Cummins, Marcus Harris, Nathan Lyon, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Will Pucovski, Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle, Jhye Richardson, Usman Khawaja, Kurtis Patterson
Dinesh Chandimal(c), Dilruwan Perera, Kusal Mendis, Lahiru Kumara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Roshen Silva, Kusal Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lakshan Sandakan, Suranga Lakmal, Kasun Rajitha, Dimuth Karunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Dushmantha Chameera
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