After marking a convincing win against Sri Lanka, Australia will take over the Islanders in the second T20 at the R Premadasa Stadium on September 09, 2016. The hosts are in a state of low morale, as they have lost all the five Twenty-Twenty matches they have played recently.

This crucial encounter will start at 7 p.m. India time.

Final score:

Sri Lanka 128/9 in 20 overs.

Australia 130/6 in 17.5 overs. Win by 4 wickets and the series by 2-0

Team Information

The Lankan team is totally shattered, and Dinesh Chandimal will be aiming to make sweeping necessary changes in the lineup. Kasun Rajitha who is in poor form might be replaced by Dasun Shanaka, while Sachithra Senanayake will lose his position to Milinda Siriwardana.

Veteran batsman Dilshan will open the innings for the hosts with wicketkeeper Kushal Perera. Dinesh will be trying to win this match at any cost so that they can level the series.

On the other hand, for Australia,Aaron Finch is unavailable for this game due to a finger injury. Adding to the worries, George Bailey has already flown home, and as a result, Mathew Wade will play as a specialist batsman for the Aussies.

John Hastings, despite his good form, may be rested in the benches, as the Captain is quite keen to play this match with the same eleven which won the first t20.Adam Zampa and Scott Boland along with Mitchell Starc will lead the bowling attack for the Kangaroos.

Television telecast information

The record score set by Australia in the last match has enhanced the overall popularity of this series, and broadcasting channels expect an unprecedented viewership for thismatch.

Ten Sports is telecasting the game in India, while Sky Sports is doing the same in Australia. For online streaming, you can visit the official website of Ten Sports and Sky Sports.

Pitch and conditions

As always, the pitch in Premadasa Stadium will act in favor of batsmen. The curator believes that the surface is a batting paradise, and in all odds, the team that wins the toss might want to bat first.

The weather is perfect for a T20 outing, and there are absolutely no chances of ashower.

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