Cricket

Sri Lanka bat first in Galle

2016-08-04 06:34
Angelo Mathews (AFP)

Galle - Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to bat first against Australia in the second Test in Galle on Thursday.

Left-arm fast bowler Vishwa Fernando debuts for Sri Lanka in place of pace spearhead Nuwan Pradeep, who was ruled out with a hamstring injury.

Australia, who had already named their playing XI on the eve of the match, have handed left-arm spinner Jon Holland his international debut in place of the injured Steve O'Keefe.

Sri Lanka, who took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series in Pallekele, have a great chance of clinching the rubber against the number one Test team after 17 years.

Teams:

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (capt), Kaushal Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera, Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando

Australia: Steven Smith (capt), David Warner, Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja, Adam Voges, Mitchell Marsh, Peter Nevill, Jon Holland, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZL) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG)

TV Umpire: Sundaram Ravi (IND)

Match Referee: Chris Broad (ENG)

Reserve Umpire: Raveendra Wimalasiri (SRI)

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