AUS vs SL : Team Australia are on the good run with three wins in four games, now they would come head to head against the underdogs Sri Lanka in the 20th fixture of ICC World Cup 2019. The match is all set to be played at Kennington Oval, London on Saturday.
Talking about Sri Lanka, they have been followed by the rain in their last three games. Their last two games were washed away due to rain. Sri Lanka has won just one game in this tournament so far and that too against Afghanistan, before this they wouldn’t have forgotten the humiliating loss against New Zealand by 10 wickets. Lankans would come much prepared than the previous and give a tough fight.
Sri Lanka Team News:
- Nuwan Pradeep might miss the upcoming encounter as he dislocated his finger in a training session.
- Pradeep Laxmal will lead the Lankans bowling attack, while Jeevan Mendis will hold the spinning department.
- Lasith Malinga who left for his home due to a death in his family, but the Sri Lankans main man is expected to rejoin the team ahead against Australia.
Australia Team News:
- Australia made plenty of changes in their previous game against Pakistan.
- Aussies got Shaun Marsh in place of Marcus Stonis who suffered a side strain in the match against India. There are doubts on Marcus Stonis, so Shaun might get another opportunity.
- Spinner Adam Zampa did not feature in the previous game for Australia and was replaced by Kane Richardson. Adam might play this match as spinners have an opportunity on the pitch.
Australia vs Sri Lanka Playing 11
Sri Lanka playing 11:
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga