Sri Lanka vs Australia T20 Series 2016

Kangaroos would also play two-match T20 series in Sri Lanka with both teams trying to recover from the T20 losses. The host would be found wanting in this format of the game because of the brittle batting order and dearth of bowlers to bowl Yorkers and slower ones during the closing of the innings. On the other hand Australians would be firing on all cylinders with Usman Khwaja firing the opening salvo during batting and to be followed by Warner who is in a class of his own.

Big hitters such as Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews have to come to the party as they can host the ball into fences with amazing ease. Opening slot continues to be the problem for the Sri Lankan squad and might impact the final score of the series. Kangaroos are brimming with all rounders like Maxwell who can push the scoring rate as and when required by playing unorthodox shots. He is a vital cog in the wheel for the Aussie middle order and can prove handful for the hosts.

Steve Smith will once again prove to be the thorn for the Sri Lankan side as he is equipped with the capability to provide balance to the middle order in an impeccable manner. He can quickly build the innings and help the visitors to post formidable scores while batting first.

Australians are again the favorites to win the series as well but cricket is a strange game. From Sri Lanka Malinga can be the difference for the team if he is able to land the Yorkers in the right place. The champion player has the uncanny knack of stopping the flow of runs and bowling toe crushes during the last overs. In short, Sri Lanka has to sort out its bowling woes if the chances of winning T20 series are to be kept alive.

Series Result

Australia Won the 2 Match T20 Series By 2-0

Man Of Series

Glenn James Maxwell

Start Date


End Date


Host Country

Sri Lanka,Sri Lanka

Match schedule

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Sri Lanka vs Australia 1st T20 Match 2016
Match 1
Date- 06/09/2016
Time - Not Available

Sri Lanka
Man Of The Match - Glenn James Maxwell
Australia Venue
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
Sri Lanka vs Australia 2nd T20 Match 2016
Match 2
Date- 09/09/2016
Time - Not Available

Sri Lanka
Man Of The Match - Glenn James Maxwell
Australia Venue
R. Premadasa Stadium

Playing Teams
Sri Lanka Australia
Sri Lanka Team Squad
Kusal Janith Perera Suranga Lakmal Tillakaratne Dilshan Dinesh Chandimal
Sachithra Senanayake Sachith Pathirana Thisara Perera Chamara Kapugedera
Milinda Siriwardana Dhananjaya de Silva Seekkuge Prasanna Dasun Shanaka
Kusal Mendis Kasun Rajitha

Australia Team Squad
David Warner Matthew Wade Mitchell Starc Glenn Maxwell
Usman Khawaja Moises Henriques James Faulkner George Bailey
John Hastings Adam Zampa Peter Nevill Travis Head
Scott Boland