[Discussion Thread] Sri Lanka vs Australia, 1st Final, CB Series, Brisbane, March 4, 2012
Sri Lanka's real battle begins, from now on! It is the time for the 1st of the Final round of the CB Series 2012, more drama, more emotions, more action, more enthusiasm and great cricket is expected from both the sides, Sri Lanka and Australia at Brisbane's Woolloongabba Stadium. Plenty of cheer for either side is expected especially from Sri Lankans. Sri Lanka will be aiming for a final-face-off vs Australia to achieve the CB Series Trophy and continue thier superb winning streak to extend it to a 4 in a row victories vs Australia.
Sri Lanka will welcome the return of Farveez Maharoof and will be unfortunate to lose out all-rounder Thisara Perera due to a muscle-injury, surprise selection of Kapugedera, who virtually has done nothing to the team since he played the CWC Final, is a poor one indeed, Kapugedera bagged a duck playing for NCC, and straight away flow to Australia when the club game was still on progress. One would have expected Bhanuka Rajapakse or Anglo Perera to have had the chance of playing his 1st International game.
Kapugedera has been a thorn in SLC batting line up forever and his inclusion in the XI is likely to affect SL's talented batting line up,Tharanga should be the obivious choice to play tommorow.
9. Farveez Maharoof
11 Lasith Malinga