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Australia v Sri Lanka – A one sided affair!

This July is serving as a balm for the fan of Test cricket for until May, this fan was mourning the perhaps depleted and outgoing fashion of the 5-day game of cricket as the world was celebrating the fast-paced revolution of the 20-over game and dancing to the tunes of the Caribbean “champions”. That particular […] The post Australia v Sri Lanka – A one sided affair! appeared first on CricTracker.

SL v AUS, 1st Test Preview: Australia being as stern favorites

The much-anticipated Sri Lanka v Australia first Test is set to begin at Pallekele with both sides eagerly awaiting the mammoth contest. However, in spite of playing in familiar and in home conditions, Sri Lanka are not even close to being the favorites in the series of contrasting proportions. Moreover, the fact that the Aussies […] The post SL v AUS, 1st Test Preview: Australia being as stern favorites appeared first on CricTracker.

Australia name playing XI for first Test against Sri Lanka

Australia have opted for a two-man spin attack for the first Test against Sri Lanka. Both the available spinners – left arm spinner Steven O’Keefe and off-spinner Nathan Lyon will share the spin bowling responsibilities on the dry & dusty wicket. Australian coach Darren Lehmann had earlier indicated that the management might choose both the […] The post Australia name playing XI for first Test against Sri Lanka appeared first on CricTracker.

Sri Lanka files complaint over legend Murali

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket board lodged a complaint Monday with the visiting Australians after their bowling consultant and local legend Muttiah Muralitharan was involved in a bust-up with his former colleagues. On the eve of the first of three Tests, board president Thilanga Sumathipala accused Muralitharan of insulting Sri Lanka team manager Charith Senanayake in […]

Sri Lanka files complaint over legend Muralitharan

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket board lodged a complaint Monday with the visiting Australians after their bowling consultant and local legend Muttiah Muralitharan was involved in a bust-up with his former colleagues. On the eve of the first of three Tests, board president Thilanga Sumathipala accused Muralitharan of insulting Sri Lanka team manager Charith Senanayake in…

It will be a real challenge, but we’re ready to go: Steve Smith

Australian captain, Steve Smith believes that the upcoming series against Sri Lanka will be challenging as the Aussies have a disappointing record in the sub-continent. The three Test match series starts from July 26 in Kandy and the World Champions will surely be looking to better their record in Sri Lanka. “We haven’t performed all that well […] The post It will be a real challenge, but we’re ready to go: Steve Smith appeared first on CricTracker.

Sri Lanka vs Australia, 1st Test: Where to watch live, prediction, preview, betting odds and team news

Sri Lanka's Test summer did not go off well with the Islanders getting thrashed in their tour of England earlier this year, suffering a humiliating 3-0 whitewash at the hands of the Three Lions. The Lankan outfit now find themselves in familiar climate and surroundings when they welcome Australia for a three-Test, five-One Day International (ODI) and two-T20 International series. With 304 wickets from 70 Tests, Herath is their main weapon and if Sri Lanka are to give some sort of contest to the Australians, he will need to be in top form.