Finally after a long five-year gap Australia will tour Sri Lanka for a full pack cricket games which will cover 3 test, 5 ODIs & in the end two T20 matches between the two nations. It will be the fourth occasion when Australia cricket team will be visiting Sri Lanka for cricket series. The SL vs AUS 2016 schedule is announced by both the cricket boards and the tour will start with the test series then ODI series followed by two T20 matches. The tour will start with the the test match which will be played between 26 July 2016 to 30th July at PICS, Kandy and will end with the last T20 Match on 9 September 2016.
Currently Aussies are leading the ICC test team Ranking table as well as ODI Ranking table where the Sri Lanka is on the 7th spot in the test and 5th in the ODIs as on 24th June 2016. The Kangaroos are playing Tri Series in West Indies currently against South Africa and the home team where SL team is on the tour of England. Both the team will return to their respective nations and will prepare for the upcoming battle in July 2016.
After the retirement of two big legends Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, the board is rebuilding the team and trying each and every thing to get a better replacement of them. There are many new faces who were selected for the England tour but unfortunately The lions lost the Test series there by 2-0. But now they will be in their home and will give tough competition to the visitors. Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews both are the back bone of their batting strength, have to perform in the upcoming series so that youngster will get confidence from their seniors.
Australian team are flooded with quality and experienced players like David Warner, Arron Finch, Captain Steven Smith, the dangerous Glenn Maxwell and many more batsman are there in the squad. The bowling line up will be much strengthened than earlier as Mitchell Strac back in the team after the recovery from the his recent injury. So the team have complete balance and ready to tackle Sri Lankans on their land.
No doubts Australia has world class players under their shed and ranked no. 1 in Test and ODI cricket but they shouldn’t take their opponent lightly. They have played 13 test matches on the land of Sri Lanka out of which they have successfully grabbed the victory from the opponent on 6 occasions, played 6 draw and in 1999 lost one. So this time Lankans have an opportunity to improve their records Test records against them.
If we look at the ODI records both the teams played 25 ODI matches together in Sri Lanka and this time The lions are head of Aussies by winning 13 matches. In T20 too both the matches won by the sub continent team. So the records tells all the story about the performance of both the teams.
About the Tour:
- Starting Date: 26 July 2016
- End Date: 9 September 2016
- Host: Sri Lanka
- Guest: Australia
- Series: Test, ODI, & T20
SL vs AUS 2016 Test Series Schedule and Fixtures:-
|26 July - 30 July 2016||Sri Lanka vs Australia 2016 1st Test Match|
|04 Aug- 08 Aug 2016||Sri Lanka vs Australia 2016 2nd Test Match|
|13 Aug - 17 Aug 2016||Sri Lanka vs Australia 2016 3rd Test Match|
SL vs AUS 2016 ODI Series Schedule :-
T20 Series Fixtures:-
|6 Sep 2016||Sri Lanka vs Australia 2016 1st T20|
|9 Sep 2016||Sri Lanka vs Australia 2016 2nd T20|
The timing of the matches are not decided yet and we will update as soon as officials confirm the time of the matches. So this concludes the Australia tour of Sri Lanka 2016.