Sri Lanka vs Australia 1st Test Live Streaming Info: Cricket Live Score, Match Preview – SL vs AUS – 26th July 2016: Another test series of great excitement and fun gets underway on Tuesday when the top test team Australia take on the 7th rank team in test cricket Sri Lanka on their home soil. SL will be looking to take the advantage of playing on the home soil and create history by beating Australia in this 3 match series.
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This will be Steven Smith’s first test series in Asia and Australia hasn’t lost a single test match under his captaincy and he is also the number 1 batsman in test cricket so he is going to do anything possible to win this series.
Australia also holds a history in test cricket against Sri Lanka as they has not been able to beat Australia in the test series from a very long time and it is not going to be easy for them this time as well because of the presence of the legendary bowler Muttiah Muralitharan in the Australian team as a coach and he can help Australia a lot to take on SL as he knows his country very well.
SL will be looking to take revenge for the earlier losses that they suffered against Australia; The team lost 0-3 at home in 2004 to Australia and in 2011 as well so they will be looking to beat Australia this time in this 3 test match series so that they can make their country proud.
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SL has been losing against Australia when they had many of their star players like Muttiah Muralitharan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Chaminda Vaas and Sanath Jayasuriya so now with the absence of these legendary players it’s surely not going to be easy for them to beat the Australian team.
They will have to look for the best players that they have because they need to win this first test match because it will have a great effect on their upcoming matches in the series. They have been on a losing streak from last few matches which will surely be in their mind and they will have to perform very well if they want to beat Australia.
SL also has some issues in the selection of players as well because they are having some injury issues so we can expect some new faces on the ground when they come on the ground on Tuesday. Australia, on the other hand, is looking to be a very confident team as they have not lost even a single test match under Steven Smith and they are also the number 1 team in the test matches.
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They will be looking to win the first match and put a lot of pressure on their opponent. They have finally had their main strike bowler Mitchell Starc back after a long injury and can be very destructive at the start of the match and they also have David Warner on their side who is one the most destructive batsman in the world and the captain Steven Smith himself who is the number 1 batsmen in test cricket.
The match is going to be played in Pallekele. The pitch there had a bit of covering of grass on it but it was said that the covering of grass will be removed before the test match. The pitch is expected to help the spinners as the days progress and both Rangana Herath and Nathan Lyon are expected to have an impact on the result of the match.
The expect playing eleven for Australia will be- 1 David Warner, 2 Joe Burns, 3 Usman Khawaja, 4 Steven Smith (capt), 5 Adam Voges, 6 Mitchell Marsh, 7 Peter Nevill (wk), 8 Steve O’Keefe, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Josh Hazlewood.
The expect playing eleven for Sri Lanka will be- 1 Dimuth Karunaratne, 2 Kaushal Silva, 3 Kusal Mendis, 4 Dinesh Chandimal (wk), 5 Angelo Mathews (capt), 6 Dhananjaya de Silva, 7 Kusal Perera, 8 Dilruwan Perera, 9 Rangana Herath, 10 Vishwa Fernando, 11 Nuwan Pradeep.