AUS vs SL Dream 11 team prediction: Fantasy cricket tips for Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I in Adelaide
Australia will kickstart their home season in the form of a three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka. Boosted with the return of star batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner, the hosts will play the first T20I against the Lasith Malinga-led side on Sunday at the famous Adelaide Oval. The Islanders are coming to the three-match series after a 3-0 bashing of Pakistan in their own den.
Despite basking winning form in the shortest format of the game, the Islanders witnessed a one-wicket trounce at the hands of Australia's Prime Ministers XI in their dress-rehearsals of the T20 series. For the hosts, Aaron Finch has successfully passed the fitness test and is expected to lead the home side against Malinga and Co at the Oval.
My Dream XI for Australia vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I in Adelaide:
David Warner, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Mitchell Starc, Kusal Mendis, Lasith Malinga, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Nuwan Pradeep.
Expected starting XI for Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner/Ashton Agar, Alex Carey (wk), Kane Richardson, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Billy Stanlake, Adam Zampa.
Expected starting XI for Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Malinga (c), Kasun Rajitha, Nuwan Pradeep.
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.