After winning the first ODI, Australia is all set to defeat Sri Lanka on their soil, as they gear up for the second encounter on August 24, 2016, at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. As Nuwan Pradeep has been ruled out for the series, the hosts will prefer Thisara Perera as their frontline pace bowler. Laskhan Sandakan may replace Sekuuge Prasana, while the Aussies will stick on to the same playing eleven which played the first match.

Dinesh Chandimal will be leading the batting department for the Islanders in this game. The maverick batsman scored a steady eighty in the last match, even though he has scored only three boundaries in this innings. He has managed to score five half-centuries in his last five innings, and Dinesh will be aiming to make it half a dozen in a row.

If he succeeds to score six 50s in a row, then the record created by Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara, and Tillakaratne Dilshan will be just stories of the past.

On the other hand, David Warner's hesitation in playing off-spin deliveries is the major point of concern for the Kangaroos. The attacking left-hander is capable of trashing pacers to a pulp, but he is quite vulnerable when spinners start the attack. It should be noted that David has a poor track record on Asian pitches.

TV Telecast Information:

This One Day International series is being telecasted live in Australia by Sky Sports and Fox Sports. In Sri Lanka, this clash can be enjoyed on the CSN Network and Ten Sports (India) starting 2:30 p.m. onwards.

Internet users can see the live actions by visiting the official websites of Ten Sports and Sky Sports.

Pitch and weather conditions.

The surface in Premadasa will be spinner friendly, and it is reportedly tailor-made to give an upper hand to the hosts. A quality spinner will surely be able to turn the ball well. In all probabilities, this game will be a low-scoring one, if spinners succeed in finding the momentum.

Today's weather is clear in Colombo, and there are absolutely no chances of rain.

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