After a successful tour of Pakistan, Sri Lanka will kickstart their tour of Australia with a Twenty20 clash against Prime Minister’s XI at Manuka Oval. The islanders have been boosted with their talismanic captain Lasith Malinga returning to the fold, alongside the experienced Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera and Kusal Mendis. Meanwhile, Prime Minister’s XI squad has some of the exciting names who are waiting on the wings for an opportunity like this.
Sri Lanka T20 squad: Lasith Malinga (c), Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shehan Jayasuriya, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Perera (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Mendis, Kasun Rajitha, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Avishka Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan
Prime Minister’s XI squad: Peter Siddle (c), Dan Christian (vc), Chris Lynn, Jason Sangha, Fawad Ahmed, Daniel Fallins, Djali Bloomfield, Ben Cutting, Jordan Silk, Chris Green, Harry Nielsen, Dan Leerdam (12th man)
Coach: Jason Gillespie.
Top batsmen Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilaka, Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera
Top batsmen Prime Minister’s XI: Dan Christian, Chris Lynn, Ben Cutting, Jordan Silk
Top bowlers Sri Lanka: Lasith Malinga, Wanindu Hasaranga, Nuwan Pradeep
Top bowlers Prime Minister’s XI: Peter Siddle, Chris Green, Fawad Ahmed
Sri Lanka are high on confidence and have a settled side to see this off.