SL vs AUS 11Wickets Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 1st Test

SL vs AUS 11Wickets Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 1st Test

Dimuth Karunaratne will be a player to watchout for in this match.

Dimuth Karunaratne
Dimuth Karunaratne. (Photo by Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)


Sri Lanka will take on Australia in the opening match of the Test Series on Wednesday. Sri Lanka come into this series after winning against Bangladesh in the last series and will be confident about putting up a good show at their home. On the other hand, Australia also won their previous series in Pakistan and will be looking to put the ghosts of 2016 tour to rest by making a turnaround. This promises to be an exciting match.

Match Details:

Sri Lanka vs Australia, 1st Test

Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle

Date & Time: 29th June- 3rd July at 10:00 AM IST and Local Time

Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network & Sony LIV

SL vs AUS, 1st Test Pitch Report:

This will be a typical subcontinent wicket and batting will be easier on the opening day before the spinners will come into play. There is going to be plenty of turn on offer and both teams will opt to bat first.

Injury News:

(will be added when there is an update)

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SL vs AUS, 1st Test Probable Playing XIs:

Sri Lanka

Oshada Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Ramesh Mendis, Lasith Embuldeniya, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha


David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head/Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Swepson

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Top Picks for SL vs AUS 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Dhananjaya de Silva is a quality all rounder in this format and has scored 2614 runs in 42 matches and will also be useful with the ball.

Nathan Lyon has picked up 427 wickets in 108 Test matches and is one of the best spinner from Australia. He will be a lethal option here as conditions will be helpful for spin.

Usman Khawaja was the highest run scorer in the previous series against Pakisstan and is a very good player of spin. He has amassed 3638 runs in his Test career.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SL vs AUS 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

N Dickwella, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne (vc), Steve Smith, Kusal Mendis, D Karunaratne, Glenn Maxwell, Dhananjaya de Silva (c), Lasith Embuldeniya, M Starc, N Lyon

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SL vs AUS 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

N Dickwella, Alex Carey, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith (vc), A Mathews, D Karunaratne (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Lasith Embuldeniya, Pat Cummins, N Lyon

Captain and Vice-Captain Options:

Captain Options: Dhananjaya de Silva, D Karunaratne

Vice-Captain Options: Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith

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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.