SL vs AUS LIVE SCORE 1st TEST – SriLanka vs Australia 1st TEST LIVE: The 1st match of 2 match test series between Sri Lanka and Australia starts Wednesday in Galle. Australia earlier won the T20 Series while the home team bounced back to win the ODI Series by 3-2 margin. SL vs AUS LIVE Streaming will be available on on SonyLIV. The TEST starts at 10 AM IST: SL AUS Galle Test LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN.
- Placed fourth in the World Test Championship (WTC), the Lankans will face a stern challenge from Australia.
- The Aussies sit top of the WTC standings and will be the favourites.
- The match will be broadcasted LIVE on Sony Sports Network. The LIVE streaming of the TEST Series will be available on SonyLIV.
- SL AUS Galle Test starts at 10AM and TOSS will take place at 9:30
SL vs AUS LIVE SCORE 1st Test: Dimuth Karunaratne led SriLanka takes on Pat Cummins led Australia in 1st TEST at Galle. Follow SriLanka vs Australia 1st TEST LIVE
SriLanka vs Australia 1st TEST LIVE – Australia Playing XI: Australia’s Mitchell Swepson will play the opening Test against Sri Lanka. The touring skipper Pat Cummins on Tuesday calling the legspinner an “important cog” of their bowling.
The 28-year-old Swepson will partner premier spinner Nathan Lyon at the start of the two-match series in Galle on Wednesday where the pitch is expected to be a turner.
Swepson made his debut in Pakistan earlier this year and was part of the visiting team’s 1-0 Test triumph. He took two wickets in two matches.
But Cummins insists the up-and-coming wrist spinner is ready for the Sri Lankan challenge as Australia look to avenge their 3-0 loss to the hosts in 2016.
“We’re really happy with Swepo. I think he is bowling beautifully and really ready for this one,” said Cummins.
“I think his role here might be slightly different as well. Pakistan we knew was going to be a slow grind and I thought he did his job despite not taking the wickets he would like. He was a really important cog in that bowling engine.”
Australia (possible): 1 Usman Khawaja, 2 David Warner, 3 Marnus Labuschagne, 4 Steven Smith, 5 Travis Head/Glenn Maxwell, 6 Cameron Green, 7 Alex Carey (wk), 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Mitchell Swepson
Sri Lanka (possible): 1 Pathum Nissanka, 2 Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), 3 Kusal Mendis, 4 Angela Mathews, 5 Dhananjaya de Silva, 6 Dinesh Chandimal, 7 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 8 Ramesh Mendis, 9 Lasith Embuldeniya, 10 Asitha Fernando, 11 Kasun Rajitha/Jeffrey Vandersay
Cummins also admitted Sri Lanka are a tough side to beat on home soil.
“I think Sri Lanka play really well over here, it’s quite different from what we experience in Australia,” said Cummins.
“They are going to pose a challenge but we are up for it.”
All-rounder Glenn Maxwell could return to the Test team after a gap of five years since he last played a five-day game in 2017.
Cummins also lauded the Sri Lankan people for their courage in an unprecedented economic crisis that the island nation.
“I was on a call yesterday and was chatting to some young girl cricketers. They’re down to one meal a day and are going to school a couple of days a week because the teachers can’t get to school,” Cummins said.
SL vs AUS LIVE Streaming will be available on on SonyLIV. The TEST starts at 10 AM IST: SL AUS Galle Test LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN.