Recent Match Report – Sri Lanka vs Australia 1st ODI 2022
Sri Lanka chose to bat vs Australia
Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat first in the first ODI against Australia, at Pallekele. The hosts are again playing with six recognised batters, plus two allrounders, and three specialist bowlers.
For Australia, an injury to Kane Richardson means that Jhye Richardson plays, as part of a three-pronged frontline seam attack also featuring Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood. Wicketkeeper-batter Alex Carey is likely to bat at No. 5.
There is always a chance of rains interrupting the cricket at Pallekele, at this time of year. Skies were relatively clear at the toss, though.
Sri Lanka: 1 Danushka Gunathilaka, 2 Pathum Nissanka, 3 Kusal Mendis (wk), 4 Charith Asalanka, 5 Dhananjaya de Silva, 6 Dasun Shanaka (capt), 7 Wanindu Hasaranga, 8 Chamika Karunaratne, 9 Dunith Wellalage, 10 Dushmantha Chameera, 11 Maheesh Theekshana
Australia: 1 David Warner, 2 Aaron Finch (capt), 3 Steven Smith, 4 Marnus Labuschagne, 5 Alex Carey (wk), 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Glenn Maxwell, 8 Ashton Agar, 9 Pat Cummins, 10 Jhye Richardson, 11 Josh Hazlewood