Preview: Sri Lanka appears to beat a heavy loss within the first Test and a few choice panel adjustments when it begins play within the second Test towards Australia at Manuka Oval on Friday.
Coach Chandika Hathurusingha was faraway from the workforce’s choice panel this week. Captain Dinesh Chandimal says Hathurusingha was dissatisfied with not being a selector, however the workforce needed to deal with an improved displaying within the second Test after dropping by an innings and 40 runs in Brisbane.
“It’s tough. Every day there are a lot of changes,” Chandimal stated Thursday. “That’s part of the game sometimes … we want to forget about that stuff outside of the cricket.”
Before Sri Lanka arrived in Australia, key batsman Angelo Mathews was dominated out with a hamstring harm and since, quick bowlers Lahiru Kumara and Dushmantha Chameera have returned residence with accidents.
Kasun Rajitha is predicted so as to add to his three Tests, as is left-armer Vishwa Fernando. Chandimal stated Sri Lanka had settled on the lineup he hopes can degree the sequence, however will not expose it till simply earlier than the toss.
“I can’t tell that you today, you can see tomorrow,” he stated.
Australia captain Tim Paine confirmed his workforce will probably be unchanged for the Canberra Test. Earlier, coach Justin Langer stated the hosts would seemingly stick with a successful mixture.
“My gut feeling is it’s always nice to keep the same XI after you’ve had a win … if there is that little bit of grass on it (the wicket) I would be surprised if we changed the team,” Langer stated.
After years of lobbying, Canberra will host its first Test match as Manuka Oval turns into Australia’s 11th Test venue.
Manuka first hosted a global match in 1992 through the World Cup when South Africa beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets. Chris Gayle hit a document 215 there within the West Indies’ 73-run win over Zimbabwe on the 2015 World Cup.
The floor has largely hosted annual Prime Minister’s XI matches towards a touring facet.
With AP inputs
Published Date: February 01, 2019
| Updated Date: February 01, 2019
Updated Date: Feb 01, 2019 12:52:38 IST