Angelo Mathews has won the toss and Opted to bat considering how the pitch played in First ODI of the series. Premadasa will host the Second ODI of the series also. Australia has made couple of changes. Nathan Lyon is back in the side replacing Josh Hazelwood.
SriLanka had a nervous start .They have changed their top order. Dilshan paired up with Gunathilake, who replaced Kusal Perrara to open the batting. Gunathilake couldn’t intersect ball hitting the stumps of Mitchell Starc’s bowling. Soon Dilshan followed him after covering his leg stump of Nathan Lyon Bowling.
Solid partnership from Chandimal and Kusal Mendis
When Srilanka were struggling after the fall of early wickets. Chandimal and Mendis had put on a century run partnership. Mendis got Srilanka 20 runs in an over bowled by Travis head. Sri Lanka lost three wickets in Succession. De Silva, Chandimal, and Mendes were sent back to Pavilion by Adam Zampa. Kusal Perrera, Who opened batting, came at no 7 . Srilanka bat very deep down as Thisera Perrera comes at Number 9
If pitch behaves in Similar fashion to how it played in the first match, Australia would struggle to chase anything over 250. Pitch became a square turner in the later part of earlier match. Australia didnt change their batting order. So Warner will Open with Finch. Travis Head will be under huge pressure as Usman Khawaja is lurking on the bench. Srilanka Included a spinner in this ODi , Sekkuga Prasanna bought himself a spot in playing eleven.
Australia weren’t comfortable from first ball. Lost Both the wickets of Warner and Finch early. Shaun Marsh and Usman Khawaja are certain to make into ODI squad for 3rd ODI. Srilanka squared the Series and now even favorites for clinching the series. Third ODi will commence from 27th of August