SL VS AUS: Covid-19 Outbreak Hits Sri Lanka On Eve Of 2nd Test vs Australia
SL VS AUS: On the eve of Friday’s second Test against Australia, Sri Lanka’s team experienced a Covid-19 outbreak, with Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeffrey Vandersay, and Asitha Fernando all testing positive for the virus.
“All three players tests positive during a Rapid Antigen Test conducted yesterday.”Sri Lanka Cricket said Thursday
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According to cricket.com.au, Wellalage, the Under-19 World Cup captain from earlier this year, might join the Test team after troubling the Australians in his debut ODI campaign last month. Wellalage was the top bowler in the ODI series with nine wickets.
SL VS AUS: Angelo Mathews Recovers From Covid-19
Angelo Mathews is healthy and will likely be in Sri Lanka’s starting lineup. It should be noted that Mathews missed the third day of the first Test because of Covid-19. Any player who returns a positive test must isolate for five days according to series protocols. Read our VIP betting tips and guides, written by cricket betting experts, to find the right betting app for your situation.
The hosts are attempting to recover from their devastating 10-wicket loss in the first Test of the two-match series that finished in just three days. After testing positive during the first Test, Angelo Mathews has rejoined the team. Although Praveen Jayawickrama was already out after testing positive for Covid on Tuesday. Maheesh Theekshana, Dinuth Wellalage, Prabath Jayasuriya, and all-rounder Lakshita Manasinghe are already in Sri Lanka’s spin bowling contingent. And off-spinner Lakshita Manasinghe.
“I was very surprised with the selections for the first Test. Because I thought there were a couple of names that should have been there after the one-day series performances.”Former captain Aravinda de Silva told AFP
SL VS AUS: Sri Lanka vs Australia, 2nd Test
Lakshan Sandakan, the left-arm wrist-spinner who last participated in a Test in 2018, was included in the lineup on Thursday as additional insurance. Australia, in contrast, has no known difficulties and will probably start the second Test with the same starting XI. After destroying Sri Lanka in the first Test, also played in Galle, Australia needs a draw to take the series in under three days.
Cricket fans have seen some outstanding cricket between the two countries during Australia’s tour of Sri Lanka. Which is set to close. While Sri Lanka made a strong comeback during the ODI series and ultimately won. The tourists quickly dominated the T20I series. Regarding Test matches, Australia defeated the home team after winning the first Test by ten wickets. And after winning the second Test match against Sri Lanka, they will be aiming to win the series.
Sri Lanka will want to perform better than they did in the first Test to win the second game. And tie the series.
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