Sri Lanka face off against Australia in a two-match Test series with the first Test starting in Galle from June 29. The hosts lost the T20I series but bounced back to win the ODI series. However, they have a very bad record against the Aussies in Test cricket winning only four out of 31 Test matches.
They have won all their four Test matches at home and are yet to win a Tets match in Australia since the start of this rivalry from 1982-83. They have the worst record against Australia among all the teams they have played Test cricket against.
The Sri Lanka Test squad led by Dimuth Karunaratne has seen the inclusion of spinner Jeffrey Vandersay after his brilliant performance in the five-match ODI series against Australia. Veteran players Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal have been included in the squad and pacers Asitha Fernando and Vishwa Fernando have retained their spots.
SL vs AUS: Sri Lanka’s Predicted Playing XI Against Australia, 1st Test
Dimuth Karunaratne (C)
Karunaratne will open the batting against Australia in the first Test. The Sri Lanka skipper has already scored 592 runs in six Test matches so far in this season.