SL vs AUS: Match Preview – Australia Tour of Sri Lanka 2022, 1st T20I

Sri Lanka vs Australia
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SL vs AUS: Match Preview – Australia Tour of Sri Lanka 2022, 1st T20I. Sri Lanka and Australia are set to square off against each other in a T20I series. The SL vs AUS 1st T20I clash is all set to be played on June 7 (Tuesday). The venue of the match is R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

During Australia’s tour of Sri Lanka 2022, a total of 3 T20I games will be played. It will be followed by 5 ODI games and 2 Tests between both the teams. Hence, both the teams are set to lock horns in a multi-format series.

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Australia last played a T20I match against Pakistan in April 2022. In the one-off T20I game, Australia defeated Pakistan by 3 wickets and won the series 1-0. Sri Lanka last played a three-match T20I series against India in February this year. Sri Lanka lost all three games against India.

India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I toss
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In head-to-head encounters in T20Is, Sri Lanka and Australia have played 22 games with each other. Australia has managed to win 13 games while Sri Lanka has won 9 games. While playing in Sri Lanka, the home side has won 2 games and lost 2 out of 4. In the last five T20Is, Australia has defeated Sri Lanka 4 times and lost only once.

SL vs AUS: Match Preview – Australia Tour of Sri Lanka 2022, 1st T20I

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka is the home team in the SL vs AUS T20I series. Sri Lanka is led by Dasun Shanaka in the T20I series. They have named an 18-member squad for the series. Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, and Bhanuka Rajapaksa are a few crucial batsmen for the team. Dushmantha Chameera, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Maheesh Theekshana are a few important bowlers for the team.

Dasun Shanaka
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SL Squad: Dasun Shanaka (C), Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Nuwanidu Fernando, Lahiru Madushanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha, Nuwan Thushara, Matheesha Pathirana, Ramesh Mendis, Maheesh Theekshana, Praveen Jayawickrama, Lakshan Sandakan.

Australia

Australia Players, SL vs AUS
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Australia are the visitors in SL vs AUS T20I series. Australia will be led by Aaron Finch in the T20I series. They have named a 15-member squad for the T20I series. Among batsmen, David Warner, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, and Mitchell Marsh are crucial players for the team. Among bowlers, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, and Josh Hazlewood are important names.

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AUS Squad: Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner.

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