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.