Australia have not won a series for 12 months (all formats) and would fancy their chances at Canberra’s Manuka Oval when they take on Sri Lanka in the second Test. They have been on the receiving end since the Sandpapergate Controversy.
Pitch conditions: According to the Maunka Oval curator Brad van Dam, there should be no dearth of runs at Canberra.
Head-to-head (last five Test matches)
Australia – 2, Sri Lanka -3
Form Guide (last five Test matches, recent first)
Australia – W D L W L
Sri Lanka – L L D L L
Where – Manuka Oval, Canberra
When – 4:00 AM IST, February 01
Australia Team News: Australia have announced an unchanged XI for the test.
Sri Lanka Team News: Lahiru Kumara and Dushmantha Chameera have flown to Sri Lanka after picking injuries. Chamika Karunaratne and Vishwa Fernando have been the inclusions. Nuwan Pradeep was sidelined earlier for the touring side.
Concerns have emerged over the fitness of Suranga Lakmal.
AUS Playing 11: Marcus Harris, Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Kurtis Patterson, Tim Paine, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon and Jhye Richardson
Australia Test Squad: Tim Paine (c/wk), Joe Burns, Pat Cummins, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Kurtis Patterson, Will Pucovski, Marcus Stoinis, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle.
SL Playing 11: Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dilruwan Perera, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando
Doubtful: Suranga Lakmal
Sri Lanka Test Squad: Dinesh Chandimal(c), Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dilruwan Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Suranga Lakmal, Kasun Rajitha, Dimuth Karunaratne, Vishwa Fernando and Chamika Karunaratne
Make AUS vs SL Dream11 Team as per your discretion from the squad listed above and team news.