There shall be a glut of ODIs over the following 9 months as FTP and Tremendous League commitments are accomplished earlier than the closing date. Australia have been significantly gentle on within the 50-over recreation for the reason that pandemic; they didn’t play a single match at dwelling final season and have had simply two collection [against West Indies and Pakistan] since late 2020.
Sri Lanka have named a 21-player squad, which can appear a contact extreme for a house collection however a minimum of means they will tick the all-bases-covered field. Their ODI cricket stays inconsistent and they’re at present exterior the automatic-qualification zone within the Tremendous League. They’ve received their final two collection, at dwelling towards South Africa and Zimbabwe, however have dropped what could possibly be important video games in each. This would be the first ODI collection underneath new coach Chris Silverwood.
(final 5 matches, most up-to-date first)
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Sri Lanka have a number of choices on the wicketkeeper-batter entrance. They might maintain Mendis in place, although he wasn’t significantly efficient with the bat within the T20Is. Charith Asalanka will seemingly transfer all the way down to his acquainted No. 5 place in ODIs, and Sri Lanka could strengthen their batting by bringing Dhananjaya de Silva in. Bowling-wise, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera and Maheesh Theekshana are just about sure to play. Given the variety of potential bowlers they’ve of their prime seven, they could take into account having Chamika Karunaratne as their fourth bowler. In addition they have Asitha Fernando out there, nonetheless.
Sri Lanka (potential) 1 Danushka Gunathilaka, 2 Pathum Nissanka, 3 Kusal Mendis (wk), 4 Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 5 Charith Asalanka, 6 Dhananjaya de Silva, 7 Dasun Shanaka, 8 Wanindu Hasaranga, 9 Chamika Karunaratne, 10 Dushmantha Chameera, 11 Maheesh Theekshana
Australia’s damage checklist is rising with Kane Richardson the most recent casualty. Jhye Richardson has been most well-liked forward of a second frontline spinner in Mitchell Swepson. Finch mentioned they have been eager to make use of Alex Carey at No. 5 to supply one other left-handed choice within the center order.
Australia 1 David Warner, 2 Aaron Finch (capt), 3 Steven Smith, 4 Marnus Labuschagne, 5 Alex Carey (wk), 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Glenn Maxwell, 8 Ashton Agar, 9 Pat Cummins, 10 Jhye Richardson, 11, Josh Hazlewood
Pitch and situations
Though the final T20I grew to become a fairly high-scoring recreation, there have been additionally instances when each side struggled with the bat. The day-time component to the ODIs could possibly be an element. Within the Sri Lanka-Zimbabwe collection earlier within the 12 months that was held fully in Pallekele, the opening match noticed Sri Lanka chase down 297 fairly comfortably earlier than Zimbabwe defended 302 and have been then bundled out for 70. There’s a likelihood of storms interrupting play.
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Andrew McGlashan is a deputy editor at ESPNcricinfo