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SL vs AUS Dream11 Team Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report for 1st Test Sri Lanka vs Australia Dream11 Prediction

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SL vs AUS Dream11: With the conclusion of the ODI series, the action now shifts to the longest format of the game. Sri Lanka and Australia square off in the first Test of the two-match series starting Wednesday. Hosts Sri Lanka secured a 3-2 win in the ODI series and carry momentum into the Tests. Australia, battling with injuries and having a few of its key players in doubt, will have a tough challenge in these conditions. Nonetheless, fans can expect a cracking series on the cards.

SL vs AUS 1st Test Match Details

Sri Lanka vs Australia 1st Test

29 June – 03 July, 10:00 AM IST

Galle International Stadium, Galle, Sri Lanka.

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Pitch Report

The pitches at this venue are expected to be spin friendly. Teams batting first have won 21 games to 10 by teams batting second. The average first innings total is 365.

Last result at the venue

The last Test at this venue was played in 2021 between Sri Lanka and West Indies, which the hosts went on to win by 164 runs.

Form Guide

Sri Lanka: WDLLW

Australia: WDDWD

(Last 5 Test matches)

Sri Lanka Playing 11

  • Dimuth Karunaratne will continue to lead Sri Lanka in Tests.
  • Following a fine performance in the ODI series, Jeffrey Vandersay has been included in the Test squad.
  • The likes of Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Chamika Karunaratne and Dhananjaya de Silva have been included in the squad from the ODI series.

Oshada Fernando

Dimuth Karunaratne (C)

Kusal Mendis

Angelo Matthews

Dhananjaya de Silva

Dinesh Chandimal

Niroshan Dickwella (wk)

Praveen Jayawickrama

Lasith Embuldeniya

Asitha Fernando

Kasun Rajitha

Dinesh Chandimal Stats in Test

Dinesh Chandimal has been in great form with the bat in recent times. He was Sri Lanka’s second-highest run-getter with 229 runs in their previous Test series against Bangladesh with an average of 114.50. Chandimal has a decent record against Australia, scoring 360 runs at an average of 32.73

Matches Played Runs Last 5 performance Last 5 performances against AUS Batting Average
66 4446 DNB, 124, 39*, 66, 2 4, 15, 0, 5, 43 40.78

Dhananjaya de Silva Stats in Test

Dhananjaya de Silva has scored 375 runs against Australia in Test matches with a healthy average of 41.67. He has eight hundreds and 10 fifties in his Test career and is handy with the ball as well. The wickets in Sri Lanka will certainly assist de Silva with the ball. His all-round showing will be key for the hosts against Australia.

Matches Played Runs/Wickets Last 5 performance Last 5 performances against AUS Batting Average/Bowling average
42 2614/30 DNB & 0/10, 58 & 0/27, 33 & DNB, 6 & 1/48, 4 & 1/47 6 & 0/19, 25 & 0/60, 14 & DNB, 5 & 1/22, 65* & 0/15 37.88/56.93

Australia Playing 11

  • Australia are battling with several injuries coming into the Test series.
  • With a hamstring, Travis Head is in doubt with Glenn Maxwell likely to replace him. A side strain has also cost Ashton Agar a Test call-up.
  • Steve Smith suffered a quad injury but is likely to return for the opening Test.
  • Mitchell Starc, who suffered a finger injury, is likely to remain unavailable for the Test series as well.
  • Given Agar’s injury, Mitchell Swepson is in contention to feature in the first Test.

Usman Khawaja

David Warner

Marnus Labuschagne

Steve Smith

Travis Head / Glenn Maxwell

Alex Carey (wk)

Cameron Green

Pat Cummins (C)

Nathan Lyon

Mitchell Swepson

Josh Hazlewood

Usman Khawaja Stats in Test

Left-handed opener Usman Khawaja has been in rollicking form. He was Australia’s leading run-scorer with 496 runs in their recent Test series against Pakistan with two hundreds and as many fifties. Batting in the sub-continent, Khawaja will be keen to carry on his form with the bat and provide Australia with solid starts.

Matches Played Runs Last 5 performance Last 5 performances against SL Batting Average
49 3638 104*, 91, 44*, 160, DNB 101*, 0, DNB, 11, 0 47.24

Nathan Lyon Stats in Test

Nathan Lyon is Australia’s lead spinner in the Test side. He picked up 12 wickets in the series against Pakistan and is in good form. Lyon has picked up 35 wickets against Sri Lanka. With the tracks expected to assist spinners, Lyon will have a key role to play with the ball for Australia.

Matches Played Wickets Last 5 performance Last 5 performances against SL Bowling average
108 427 5/83, 1/95, 4/112, 1/13, 0/75 0/51, 2/70, 1/17, 1/38, 4/123 32.15

Who will win Sri Lanka vs Australia 1st Test today match?

Sri Lanka won their previous Test series against Bangladesh 1-0. They will be confident of playing in home conditions against an Australian side battling with injuries coming into the series. Their senior players have performed well in the recent past.

Australia, on the other hand, come on the back of a 1-0 series win against Pakistan in Pakistan. Having won in the sub-continent will give them confidence despite some of their players in doubt due to injuries.

Sri Lanka and Australia have played each other in 31 Test matches so far. Australia have dominated, winning on 19 occasions whereas hosts Sri Lanka have managed to win only four times with eight Tests ending in a draw. Australia have won six Tests in Sri Lanka as well.

Sri Lanka vs Australia Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-keepers: Dinesh Chandimal

Batsmen: David Warner, Angelo Matthews, Dimuth Karunaratne, Usman Khawaja

All-rounder: Glenn Maxwell, Dhananjaya de Silva

Bowlers: Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Lasith Embuldeniya

Captain, Vice-Captain for Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Matthews

Captain, Vice-Captain for Grand League:  Usman Khawaja, Dhananjaya de Silva

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