The cricket match series with the Australian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2022, is about to begin in the month of June. The Australian team will be playing in Sri Lanka after six years. The series will include a total of 10 matches in three different formats. There will be five 50-over limited matches, Three T-20 matches, and Two test matches between the teams. The eight white-ball matches will be played between June 7 to June 24. All the matches will be played at Premadasa Stadium in Colombo and Pallekele International Stadium in Kandy. The 2 test matches will also be a part of the World Test Championship and will be played from June 29 to July 3 and July 8 to July 12 in Galle. For more details about the series, visit this link.
The Australian squad that will be going for the Australian cricket tour of Sri Lanka 2022 includes captain Aaron Finch, who will also be the captain of the ODI and T20 squad. Pat Cummins will be leading the test team for Australia. Other players included in the squad are Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, and Usman Khawaja. Get more details about the playing XI on the website.
The squad for team Sri Lanka will include Dasun Shanaka as the captain, including Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Janith Liyanage, Charith Asalanka, Ramesh Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Chandimal, Kamil Mishara, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Thushara, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Shiran Fernando.
As per the records, both the teams have already played 31 test matches against each other where Australia has won 19, Sri Lanka only 4, and the remaining 8 matches resulted in a draw. Both the teams have faced each other in 98 ODI matches where Australia has won 61 matches and Sri Lanka has won 33 matches. Out of these 4 matches have ended in no results. In the T20 format, both the teams have played 22 matches where Australia has won 13 and Sri Lanka has won 9. Get more stats on the previous matches between Australia and Sri Lanka on the website.
Both the teams will be looking to get a win in all three formats of the game. However, Sri Lanka has been going through a bad phase of form. The team has been consistently losing matches recently and most of the players are suffering from bad form. On the other hand, Australia has been at the best of their game and all the players have been in great touch.
Australia last toured Sri Lanka in 2016, when they lost the 3-match test series, despite a brilliant performance from Mitchell Starc. Australia did win the ODI series of the tour along with a clean sweep in the T20 series against Sri Lanka. While Australia would be looking to win all the three formats in this tour, the Sri Lanka cricket team would try to bring the best of their performance. They have the advantage of home ground and condition, which can help them in winning the matches.
As per the Australia tour of Sri Lanka 2022 Schedule Fixtures, here is the schedule of all the matches in three different formats.
● The first three T20 matches will be played on June 7, 8, and 11. The first two matches will be played at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo and the last T20 will be played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele. All three matches will start at 1:30 PM GMT.
● The ODI matches will be played on June 14, 16, 19, 21, and 24. The first two matches will be played in Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele and the remaining three matches will be played at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. All the ODI matches will air at 8:30 AM GMT.
● Lastly, the two test matches will be played between June 29 to July 3 and July 8 to July 12 at the Galle International Stadium, Galle. The match will be aired at 4:30 AM GMT.
For complete details on the match schedule, visit this link.