The star players of Australian cricket team David Warner and Steve Smith who were banned by the official cricket authorities for their alleged roles in a ball-tampering scandal have made a come back in the shortest format of cricket. Ahead of their team’s important cricketing assignments at home, both the brilliant batsmen are set to lift Aussies up once again.
However, both Warner and Smith who remained in the circle of controversies since the last one year have gained their popularity back with some breathtaking performances in the five-match Ashes Test series against England earlier in last month. Now when Australia is going to play three-match T20I series against a buoyant squad of Sri Lanka from October 27th, the brilliant pair is looking forward to keep the momentum alive. It will be interesting to see how Smith and Warner will perform for their team in the upcoming series at home.
The national selector of the Australian cricket team, Trevor Hohns said while announcing the squad, “we have looked to put a squad together that we think can take us through to that tournament. The squad we have selected is quite role-specific and we believe it gives us the flexibility to thrive in all match conditions”.
Aussies will start their grand T20I campaign against Sri Lanka from October 27th till November 1st in Adelaide, Brisbane, and Melbourne respectively. This will be then followed by the hosts taking on the green army from November 3rd till November 8th in the three-match T20I series at Sydney, Canberra, and Perth respectively.
Here’s check out the complete list of both Australia and Sri Lanka squads for upcoming three-match T20I series starting from this October:
Australia squad: Aaron Finch (capt), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Billy Stanlake, Mitchell Starc, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, David Warner, and Adam Zampa
Sri Lanka squad: Lasith Malinga (capt), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Oshada Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana, and Kasun Rajitha