Team Sri Lanka is on a tour of Australia right after team India tour has ended. Both the teams will be playing two test matches. The second test match will be held from Feb 1 to Feb 5. Here are the complete match preview and prediction that you must know before the match begins.
|Match||Australia vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Match|
|Time||8: 30 am IST|
|Date||February 1-5, 2019|
|Venue||Manuka Oval, Canberra|
|Match days||01,02,03,04,05 February 2019 (5-day match)|
|Series||Sri Lanka tour of Australia 2019|
|Match number||Test no. 2345|
|TV Umpires||Marais Erasmus|
|Reserve Umpire||Sam Nogajski|
|Match Referee||Javagal Srinath|
Will Pucovski, Jhye Richardson, Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Travis Head, Kurtis Patterson, Joe Burns, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Marcus Harris, Mitchell Starc, Usman Khawaja, Tim Paine, Peter Siddle
Team Sri Lanka
Lakshan Sandakan, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Mendis, Roshen Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Kusal Perera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Suranga Lakmal, Dilruwan Perera
- The previous test clashes between both the teams have been quite interesting. Irrespective of the team rankings, there seems to be a trend that the hosts win the test match. If the same continues here, team Australia has a better chance of winning.
- The current ICC Test Cricket ranking does not show much difference between the position of both the teams. Team Australia is at number 5 while team Sri Lanka is at number 6. Thus, again Australia is at the stronger position for this match.
- It is important to see how both the teams perform in the first match of this series. This will not only give you an idea of the form of the players but will also give you a glimpse of their playing intent and strategies.
- Most of the factors show the hosts have a better chance of winning the match. However, it will finally depend upon the playing XI that is chosen for the game.