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Sri Lanka vs Australia 2nd Test Fantasy Tips: Key Players, Probable XIs, Fantasy Team, Captain and More

Spinner Praveen Jayawickrama, batter Dhananjaya de Silva, pacer Asitha Fernando, and leggie Jeffrey Vandersay have been ruled out of the final Test after testing positive for COVID-19.

Aakash Srivastava Author

Updated - 7 July 2022 5:50 pm

Match Details:
Date: 8th July – 12th July
Time: 10:00 AM IST
Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle

Sri Lanka will be locking horns with Australia in the second and final Test match at the Galle International Stadium, starting Friday, July 8. After facing a 10-wicket loss in the series opener, the hosts will have a final opportunity to save the series by winning the last game of the bilateral series. The Sri Lankan camp has more concerns as their four players have been tested COVID positive.

Spinner Praveen Jayawickrama, batter Dhananjaya de Silva, pacer Asitha Fernando, and leggie Jeffrey Vandersay have been ruled out of the final Test after testing positive for COVID-19. The hosts are forced to make some changes in the squad as they will have an uphill task to save the series against Australia.

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Key Players

Team Analysis:

Sri Lanka:
Sri Lanka had quite a disappointing outing in the first Test match as the hosts bundled out in both the innings of the first Test. Even the Lankan bowlers could make a mark in the game except for Ramesh Mendis, who picked four wickets in the first innings. Wicket-keeper batter Niroshan Dickwella hit a half-century in the series opener and will aim to get some more runs under his belt.

Hosts will heavily rely on Ramesh Mendis’ off-break as he took prized wickets of David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, and Alex Carey. Although the Sri Lankan camp will miss the services of Praveen Jayawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Asitha Fernando, and Jeffrey Vandersay, they will desperately seek to tick the right boxes in the second Test match.

Australia:
Pat Cummins-led side was a dominating force in the 1st Test match. After outplaying England in the Ashes, and Pakistan on home turf, mighty Australia is looking to seal the deal against Sri Lanka. The visitors ticked all the right boxes in the first Test match and will look to repeat the same in the second Test.

Usman Khawaja (71 off 130), Cameron Green (77 off 109), Nathan Lyon’s 9-wicket haul in the match and Travis Head’s four wickets put the visitors in the commanding position in the 1st Test match. Australia will step as favourites in the 2nd Test match against Sri Lanka, which is struggling on and off the field.

Grand League

Head to Head

Probable XI:
Sri Lanka:
Oshada Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Angelo Mathews, Lakshita Manasinghe, Maheesh Theekshana, Dinuth Wellalage, Prabath Jayasuriya

Australia:
David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Swepson

People’s Pick:

Best 14:
Wicket-keepers: Niroshan Dickwella, Alex Carey
Batters: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Dimuth Karunaratne
All-rounders: Ramesh Mendis, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Pat Cummins
Bowlers: Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Maheesh Theekshana

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