Australia vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Australia vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Australia have named an unchanged playing XI for this Test.

Travis Head
Travis Head. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

The day-night Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at The Gabba turned out to be a complete mismatch. The visitors succumbed in less than three days and will be hoping to turn things around in the second and final Test match of the series. Australia will be oozing with confidence after a dominating performance and would want to continue to cap off a tough summer on a winning note.

Sri Lanka are certain to make at least one change to the line-up as Lahiru Kumara has been ruled out of the series. They don’t have many options in the batting department and just hope that they apply themselves better against the red ball. Australia, on the other hand, have named an unchanged XI well ahead of the Test which means Marcus Stoinis will have to wait more to don the baggy green.

Match Details:

The second and final game of the 2-match Test series between Australia and Sri Lanka will be hosted by the Manuka Oval in Canberra.

The match starts at 10:30 AM local time (11:30 PM GMT – Prev Day) (5:00 AM IST).

The game will be live on Sony Network in India. (Live streaming in Sony LIV).

Last five Test matches:

Australia: W, D, L, W, L.

Sri Lanka: L, L, D, L, L.

Pitch Condition/Report:

This match will be the first Test at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. The pitch is expected to assist the bowling early on with green covering on it.

Probable Playing XI:


Marcus Harris, Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja, MarnusLabuschagne, Travis Head, Kurtis Patterson, Tim Paine (C & WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon.

Bench – Will Pucovski, Matt Renshaw, Peter Siddle, Marcus Stoinis.

Note: Cricket Australia announced an unchanged playing XI ahead of the Test.

Sri Lanka:

Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal (C), Kusal Mendis, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha.

Bench – Kusal Perera, Lahiru Kumara, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lakshan Sandakan.

Squad News:

In – Chamika Karunaratne

Out – Lahiru Kumara

Power Picks:

Suranga Lakmal has 36 wickets from 13 Tests since the start of 2018. He has two 5-wicket hauls in last two Test matches. In his 55-match Test career, Lakmal has only three 5-wicket hauls.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Pat Cummins, hands down, is the best candidate for the captain for the way he has been batting and bowling these days. Even Travis Head and Dimuth Karunaratne could be the ideal options for the multipliers. Dilruwan Perera, Jhye Richardson and Kusal Mendis are the best options to make vice-captain. Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja and Suranga Lakmal are the other alternatives.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Niroshan Dickwella

Batters – Kurtis Patterson, Travis Head (C), Marcus Harris, Dimuth Karunaratne, Usman Khawaja

All-Rounders – Pat Cummins (VC), Dilruwan Perera

Bowlers – Jhye Richardson, Suranga Lakmal, Nathan Lyon.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Tim Paine

Batters – Travis Head, Marcus Harris, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis

All-Rounders – Dilruwan Perera (VC), Pat Cummins (C)

Bowlers – Jhye Richardson, Suranga Lakmal, Nathan Lyon.


Expert Advice:

Selection of batsmen:

Best on recent form – Head, Karunaratne, Harris, Mendis

Best via last match – Patterson, Head, Thirimanne, Harris

Probable Winners:

Australia are favourites to win the series 2-0.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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