Batsman Michael Klinger, wicketkeeper Tim Paine, allrounder Ashton Turner and uncapped paceman Jhye Richardson have been included in the side. Chris Lynn has been ruled out of the series due to neck injury and he will be replaced by the recently concluded BBLs’ highest run-scorer Ben Dunk.
Australia Predicted Playing 11
- Aaron Finch (c), Moises Henriques, James Faulkner, Tim Paine (wk), Travis Head, Adam Zampa, Ben Dunk, Michael Klinger, Ashton Turner, Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins.
Angelo Mathews has not yet recovered from hamstring injury and so he won’t be a part of the Sri Lankan team for this series. Upul Tharanga is set to the lead the side in his absence while Dinesh Chandimal could not find a place in the squad due to recent batting failures.
Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11
- Upul Tharanga (c), Niroshan Dickwella, Seekkuge Prasanna, Kusal Mendis, Asela Gunaratne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lakshan Sandakan, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Chamara Kapugedera, Sachith Pathirana.