Sri Lanka to play three T20 matches in Australia

The National Selections Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket is expected to meet this Tuesday (7) to decide the national squad for three T20 matches that Sri Lanka will play against Australia from 15th to 23rd February.

Sri Lanka v Australia T20I

Prior to the meeting however, it has been announced that Captain Angelo Mathews will not be part of the squad as he has been ruled out due to a hamstring injury. The skipper sustained an injury during the second T20 International at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg last month. Although he had made prior arrangements to leave during some point of the tour, he made an early exit following his injury.

The meeting on Tuesday will decide the squad and the captain who will lead champion the three matches. Accordingly the team will arrive in Canberra on Monday 13th with the first match scheduled on 15th. The team will participate in one T20 tour match and three T20 International matches.

The national team has also been invited by the Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull to attend an early evening cocktail reception to celebrate the annual Prime Minister’s XI match at Parliament House upon their arrival. The team is expected to fly back to the country on 23rd February.

MATCH SCHEDULE

15th February T20 Tour Match v Prime Minister’s XI, Manuka Oval, Canberra

17th February 1st T20 International v Australia, MCG, Melbourne

19th February 2nd T20 International v Australia, Kardinia Park, Geelong

22nd February 3rd T20 International v Australia, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide