The news from the Melbourne Park is that Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to field first, lets see how will they both perform in the shorter format of the game.


Eyes are on both the teams as of the challenges are high for both the teams and they seriously need to fare well for both their fans and their nations

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Niroshan Dickwella(w), Upul Tharanga(c), Dilshan Munaweera, Asela Gunaratne, Vikum Sanjaya, Chamara Kapugedera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Milinda Siriwardana, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Malinga


Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), Michael Klinger, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Ashton Turner, Tim Paine(w), James Faulkner, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Andrew Tye

Team News

Australia: Klinger is almost certain to make his international debut after Langer's public show of support and open the batting alongside captain Aaron Finch. Klinger's Scorchers teammate Jhye Richardson, the surprise inclusion of the squad, could also make his international debut after earning a berth following a dazzling man-of-the-match performance in the BBL final.


Sri Lanka: All eyes will be on Malinga, who is set to make his return to international cricket after almost 12 months. Upul Tharanga will be Sri Lanka's skipper for the series replacing the injured Angelo Mathews.

What they said:

"Every time you represent your country, it's a huge honour and there's going to be some guys who do it for the first time," said Aaron Finch

"We've tried to in recent times not to worry about who the names are that much, but to get out and play the ball and execute our skills as much as possible," said Graham Ford