Sri Lanka make three changes
IN – Avishka Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella and IsuruUdanaOUT –Oshada Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Kasun Rajitha
For Australia,Billy Stanlakereplaces Starc
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Malinga(c), Nuwan Pradeep
TOSS –Sri Lanka opt to BAT
Prelude – Australia eye series win
There are two ways Sri Lanka can look at the ongoing T20I series in Australia after the morale-crushing 134-run defeat in the first game. They look down and wonder how do we recover from such a result or they look above and believe the way from hereon is only up. It’s anybody’s guess what’s really going on in the minds of the Sri Lankans, but you’d hope it’s the latter. Wednesday’s game, even with Warner ready to breathe fire again, is a brand new fixture starting off with a blank slate for both the sides.
Indulge in our match preview from Bharat Sunderasan, who wonders what state of mind Kasun Rajitha must be in after having conceded 75 runs in his four overs – the worst figures in T20I cricket. Expect changes, he writes.
For Australia, there will be a forced change as Mitchell Starc will be away attending his brother’s wedding. Billy Stanlake should be the one filling in.