Sri Lanka vs Australia Test Series 2016


Australia would be touring the arch rivals Sri Lanka to play three test match series. It will be an intense battle marked by big names on both sides. Warner may have to prove a point on the spinning pitches whoever the fulcrum of the batting would revolve around Steve Smith who has been in the form of his life for the past 2 years. Sri Lanka with Rangana Herath would be a force to reckon with on the home ground as he along with other bowlers can cause problems to the visitors.

Usman Khwaja would be the player to watch out from Australia as he is in the prime form and can provide stability as an opener. Sri Lankan team is still under transition after the retirement of greats such as MAHELA and Kumar Sangkarra. The pace battery of Australian team would be most probably be spearheaded by Mitchell Starc who can be deadly not only with the new ball but also with the old ball.

Sri Lanka is stung by dismal performance in test matches as they have slipped to seventh spot. Players such as LAKMAL would be gearing up to make a powerful statement. Last time when Australia visited Sri Lanka in 2011, they won the test series by 1-0 under the captaincy of Michael Clarke. The record of Australian team in Sri Lanka is impeccable as it has won 6 matches on a trot and lost only one.

If Starc is not able to bowl, the other pacers have to raise their game to block the flow of runs and take wickets of the opposition. Sri Lanka has still not solved its opening woes and may face problems in the test series. In spite of strong Australian outfit, one can discount Sri Lanka at their own peril.

Series Result :

Sri Lanka Won the 3 Match Warne-Muralitharan Trophy Test Series By 3-0

Player Of the Series :

Herath Mudiyanselage Rangana Keerthi Bandara

Start Date :

2016-07-26

End Date :

2016-08-17

Host Country :

Sri Lanka,Sri Lanka

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Schedule

Sri Lanka vs Australia 1st Test Match 2016
Match 1
Start Date- 2016-07-26
Time - 10:00(Local)
End Date- 2016-07-30
Scorecard
Sri Lanka
Player of the Match
Kusal Mendis
Australia Venue
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
Sri Lanka vs Australia 2nd Test Match 2016
Match 2
Start Date- 2016-08-04
Time - 10:00(Local)
End Date- 2016-08-06
Scorecard
Sri Lanka
Player of the Match
Dilruwan Perera
Australia Venue
Galle International Stadium
Sri Lanka vs Australia 3rd Test Match 2016
Match 3
Start Date- 2016-08-13
Time - 10:00(Local)
End Date- 2016-08-17
Scorecard
Sri Lanka
Player of the Match
Rangana Herath
Australia Venue
Sinhalese Sports Club
Teams
Sri Lanka Australia

Squad

Sri Lanka Team Squad
Kusal Janith Perera Suranga Lakmal Dimuth Karunaratne Rangana Herath
Dinesh Chandimal Angelo Mathews Nuwan Pradeep Dhananjaya de Silva
Kaushal Silva Dilruwan Perera Vishwa Fernando Lakshan Sandakan
Kusal Mendis Roshen Silva Asitha Fernando

Australia Team Squad
David Warner Steven Smith Mitchell Starc Nathan Lyon
Usman Khawaja Moises Henriques Jackson Bird Shaun Marsh
Nathan Coulter-Nile Mitchell Marsh Adam Voges Joe Burns
Josh Hazlewood Jon Holland Peter Nevill Steve O'Keefe