The Australia and Sri Lanka will face each for the third match of ODI series. These both teams will meet on August 31, 2016, at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla.
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Australia Team Preview
David Warner began his captaincy by winning the first Test match. Thank, to the brilliant match winning performance from George Bailey which gave the Australia 2-1 lead.
And, now Warner and his team will look to seal the series by winning this match. Meanwhile, Warner needs some run under his belt. He has not crossed a fifty in this series.
The Aussies have another blow as Smit’s replacement Shaun Marsh has been ruled out of this series due to injury. Warner has confirmed Usman Khawaja will play this match in place of Shaun Marsh.
The middle order of Australia relies on the trio of Bailey, Head, and Wade. These three has contributed in the last three ODI. Especially, 22-year-old Travis Head has impressed everyone with his resistance against the Spinners of Sri Lanka.
The bowling department of Australia will be led by the Mitchell Starc and James Faulkner. Adam Zampa will play as the lone spinner.
The world Champions just needs to play the aggressive brand of Cricket especially against the Sri Lankans Spinner, if they want to win this match.
David Warner(c), George Bailey, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Matthew Wade(w), Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, John Hastings, Mitchell Marsh.
Sri Lanka Team Preview
Angelo Matthew led side failed to give Dilshan a much-deserved farewell match as they lost in his last ODI game.
Also, Chandimal brilliant century went into vain. And, now Sri Lanka will look to square the series by winning this match.
Meanwhile, Australia thinks tank need to find the perfect successor of Dilshan and it is expected that Kusal Perera will open the batting with Danushka Gunathilaka and 21 old Avishka Fernando will make his international debut.
The Sri Lanka has settled bowling unit but their batsman needs to show display batting exhibition to put runs on the board. This is a much win game for Sri Lanka and they need to win it, to keep their series hope alive.
SRI LANKA SQUAD
Danushka Gunathilaka, Angelo Mathews(c), Dinesh Chandimal(w), Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Amila Aponso, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Perera, Avishka Fernando, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Lakshan Sandakan, Milinda Siriwardana.
Sri Lanka will win this match.