Hello! Welcome to India TV’s Live Cricket Blog. Australia captain Aaron Finch has won the toss and decided to bowl first. Australia has not made any changes in their team, while Sri Lanka’s team will take the field with one change. Mahesh Dikshana has entered the playing XI. Former champions Sri Lanka will look to take full advantage of the poor form of Australia’s top-order batsmen in their Group I match of the ICC T20 World Cup Super 12 on Thursday. Sri Lanka won the title in 2014 but this time they had to play in the qualifiers where they finished on top winning all three matches. He then defeated Bangladesh by five wickets in his first match of the Super 12. On the other hand, Australia, who have not yet won the T20 World Cup, had to struggle to reach the target of 119 runs against South Africa in the first match. His score was 38 for three at one point and he was able to register a win in the last over. Captain Aaron Finch could not even open the account while David Warner, who was struggling to score runs for some time, again returned to the pavilion cheaply. Mitchell Marsh’s bat is also not running. Australia desperately need a good start and are dependent on Finch and Warner for that. If Australia has to beat the Sri Lankan spinners, then both of them will have to perform well.
The two teams are as follows:
Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Kusal Perera (wk), Pathum Nisanka, Charit Aslanka, Avishka Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chamira, Lahiru Kumara, Mahesh Thekshana
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (vc), Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa .
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjay de Silva, Pathum Nisanka, Charith Aslanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chamira, Lahiru Kumara, Mahesh Dikshana, Binura Fernando.