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The T20I’s went to Australia and the ODI’s went to Sri Lanka! Now it’s time for the tests! It’s Sri Lanka vs Australia starting from June 29th, 2022 until June 12th, 2022 for a 2 match test series at Galle. With that said, let’s have a closer look into what this series could offer. Shall we?
Head to Head
Sri Lanka and Australia have played 31 test matches against each other with the Aussies winning 19 while the Lions have won just 4. The remaining 8 matches ended in a draw (Mykhelcom). The stats sure favour Australia as they have even dominated Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka! The two have played 16 test matches on the island with the Australians winning 6 and the Sri Lankans winning just 4 while the remaining 6 have ended in a draw (Cricinfo). Overall, Australia has dominated Sri Lanka in the longest format regardless of the conditions.
What to Expect
This series sure does hold the prospect of being a thriller! Both teams played some good cricket in the limited-overs format and are both coming into the series having won their last test assignment. Furthermore, this series is part of the ICC World Test Championship so both teams will look for some valuable points. Moreover, ever since Australia arrived on the island nation, they have been tested by spin and would expect nothing less in these two test matches. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, has struggled against the Australian seamers and with the possibility of reverse swing coming into play, the Lankan batsmen have to be careful.
With the tour tied at 1 apiece, it sets up the test series perfectly. Australia will look to go back home with the Warne–Muralitharan Trophy while Sri Lanka will look to win it back.
Will Sri Lanka win the test series? Or will Australia continue their dominance?
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SI Cricket Talks Warne-Muralitharan Trophy Introduction The T20I’s went to Australia and the ODI’s went to Sri Lanka! Now it’s time for the tests! It’s Sri Lanka vs Australia starting from June 29th, 2022 until June 12th, 2022 for a 2 match test series at Galle. With that said, let’s have a …
Mykhelcom. (n.d.). Australia vs Sri Lanka head to head in test: Records, stats, results. mykhelcom. Retrieved June 28, 2022, from https://www.mykhel.com/cricket/australia-vs-sri-lanka-head-to-head-in-test/#:~:text=Australia%20and%20Sri%20Lanka%20have,8%20matches%20ended%20with%20draw.
Australia v Sri Lanka Cricket Team Records & Stats – Cricinfo. (n.d.). Retrieved June 28, 2022, from https://stats.espncricinfo.com/australia-v-sri-lanka-2010/engine/records/team/series_results.html?class=1;id=2;id=8;type=headtohead