AUS vs SL,1st T20I
After successfully retaining the Ashes against England in the summer, Australia are set to kickstart their home season against Sri Lanka in the three-match T20I series which will be played as cosplay to the forthcoming ICC T20 World Cup. The 2020 T20 World Cup host nation will play The Islanders in the T20I series opener on Sunday at Adelaide Oval. The buoyant away side are coming to the opening tie of their tour to Australia after registering an unprecedented series clean sweep over Pakistan for the first time in seven attempts.
Return of Smith and Warner
The second string Sri Lankan side at the time handed the No.1 World T20I side a devastating 3-0 scoreline which further triggered the sacking of former Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed following the historic whitewash of the home side. The 1st T20I between the two sides will also mark the return of the Steve Smith and David Warner to the shortest format of the game for Australia.
The controversial duo was previously banned from international cricket for their involvement in the infamous ball-tampering scandal in South Africa last year. Star batsman Aaron Finch will be leading the Aussies as he was declared fit ahead of the first match in Adelaide. His opening partner Warner, who had a disappointing run with the willow is the side's leading run-scorer in the format and will be looking for a change of fortunes against Sri Lanka.
While Sri Lanka have already started their World T20 preparations with a bang in Pakistan, the hosts are yet to contest their first limited-overs game after a bitter-sweet campaign in the England and Wales spectacle. The Aussies have named a star-studded lineup against the Lankan Lions and are spearheaded by the return of Smith and Warner. Speed merchants Lasith Malinga has also marked his return to the squad and he will be leading the potent bowling attack alongside Nuwan Pradeep and Kasun Rajitha.
Here's all you need to know about Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I:
When and what time will Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I be played?
The 1st T20I match between Australia vs Sri Lanka will be played on 27th October. The match starts at 9:00 AM IST.
Where will Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I match be played at?
The Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I will be played at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.
Which channel will telecast the Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I match?
The India vs South Africa 3rd Test match will be aired live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD.
How to watch the live streaming of Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I?
The live streaming of India vs South Africa 3rd Test game will be available on Airtel TV, Jio TV and Sony networks.
What are the squads for the Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I?
Australia Squad: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey(w), Kane Richardson, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Billy Stanlake, Adam Zampa, Sean Abbott, Ben McDermott.
Sri Lanka Squad: Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Malinga(c), Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha, Nuwan Pradeep, Shehan Jayasuriya, Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, Oshada Fernando.