By CricketCountry Staff
Perth: Feb 10, 2012
Sri Lanka will look to register their first win in the Commonwealth Bank tri-series, when they take on the hosts Australia at the WACA Ground in Perth on Friday.
The Lankans will look to restrict Australia on a tricky Perth wicket as they elected to bowl first after winning the toss.
Sri Lanka’s top order batsmen will have to deliver when they go into their second tri-series cricket match against formidable Australia on Friday, hoping to revive their fortunes after a series of indifferent shows of late.
Except for youngster Dinesh Chandimal, no other Lankan batsman could make a substantial contribution against India in the last match and the visitors will be determined to put up a better show.
Sri Lanka would need Tillakaratne Dilshan to fire at the top while Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene would be key in the middle-order.
Australia have lost Brett Lee to injury but youngster Mitchell Starc and Clint McKay did extremely well. They would relish bowling on the bouncy WACA track.
Australia: David Warner, Matthew Wade (wk), Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke (c), Michael Hussey, David Hussey, Dan Christian, Ryan Harris, Mitchell Starc, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty.
Sri Lanka: Tillaklaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Mahela Jayawardene (c), Angelo Mathews, Sachithra Senanayake, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Dhammika Prasad, Lahiru Thirimanne.