Australia, thanks to their earnest start, won the T20Is 2-1. But Sri Lanka will be buoyed by their performance in the third match, which witnessed skipper Dasun Shanaka playing probably his best knock so far. Now the focus shifts to a longer format.
Somehow, the five-match ODI series between Sri Lanka and Australia will not be a part of the Super League, which will serve as part of the next ICC ODI World Cup qualification. But this is a good opportunity to start preparations for the World Cup in India. And both the teams have named almost full-strength squads for the 50-over leg of the tour.
Sri Lanka vs Australia, ODI head-to-head
This will be the 99th meeting between Sri Lanka and Australia in ODIs. Australia lead the head-to-head record 61-33, and they have won the last four.
In Sri Lanka, the head-to-head record is 15-13 in favour of the hosts, but the Aussies won the last three meetings, way back in 2016.
Series-wise, the head-to-head record is 3-3 with one ending in a draw. Last time Australia were in Sri Lanka, they hammered the hosts 4-1.
Sri Lanka vs Australia, 1st ODI match details
Match: First ODI match of Australia's tour of Sri Lanka 2022;
Date: June 14 (Tuesday), 2022
Time: 2:30 PM IST/local
Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, Sri Lanka
How to watch Sri Lanka vs Australia, 1st ODI match live?
Sri Lanka vs Australia, 1st ODI cricket match will be telecast live on Sony Sports Network. Live streaming of SL vs AUS cricket match on June 14 will ve available on SonyLiv.
Likely playing XIs
Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana.