Sri Lanka v Australia 2nd T20I – Live social feeds
by Ankit Editor
Published - Sep 9, 2016 1:23 pm | Updated - Sep 9, 2016 1:24 pm
David Warner (C), Glenn Maxwell, Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Moises Henriques, Peter Nevill (wk), James Faulkner, John Hastings, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
Kusal Perera (wk), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (C), Dhananjaya de Silva, Chamara Kapugedera, Thisara Perera, Sachith Pathirana, Sachithra Senanayake, Seekkuge Prasanna, Suranga Lakmal
In the 2nd T20I Sri Lanka have won the toss and have opted to bat first.
Australian captain David Warner said: I was in two minds, won’t be too concerned with chasing a total. Hastings and Wade come in for Boland and Wade. We want to have a happy outing and cap it off with a win.
Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal said: “We will have a bat. The pitch will get slow while chasing, we want to put up a score above 160. We have made one change. Prasanna in for Rajitha. He (Dilshan) is a legend of the game that means we need to give him a good farewell by winning this game.”
The man who is bowing out of international cricket following the game Tillakaratne Dilshan said: “This place is end of my road. I’ve enjoyed myself in the last 17-18 years. Looking forward to have a good game and bid goodbye for the game of cricket. I took the decision a little bit late to open the innings, but I’m happy I made an impact while opening for my side. The numbers didn’t drive me actually, few days back when I went through what I’ve done in the last 17 years. I never played for records”
At the pitch report, Damien Martyn said, “There is a bit of cloud around, hopefully no rain. The surface is hard and dry, there will be variable bounce. It will grip more and spin more. I expect a fantastic T20 game,”
Sri Lanka will take on Australia to fight for the Twenty20 International series. The Aussies ran away with the first match in a hurricane style as the hosts had no chance whatsoever after Glenn Maxwell got off to the flier that he did. Dinesh Chandimal would want his boys to step up, take responsibility and deliver in the game that will mark the end of a tough yet successful tour for the home team where they clearly dominated the proceedings in the longest format but found it difficult to deal with the charge of the Aussies in the limited overs series.
The match is also significant from the point of view that Sri Lankan cricketer Dinesh Chandimal will wear the national team jersey for the one final time.