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Cricket Free Tips | SL vs AUS, 2022: 1st Test


SL vs AUS Match Details

Match: Sri Lanka vs Australia, 1st Test | Australia Tour of Sri Lanka

Date: Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Time: 10:00 (GMT+5.5) / 10:30 (GMT+6)

Format: Test

Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle

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  • The Australian team has not lost a single game in the last eight test match, and has won four of them.
  • Australia’s batsmen have performed admirably in the last 12 months, with Marnus Labuschagne and Usman Khawaja in particularly good form.
  • The Sri Lankan team has not defeated a higher-ranked opponent in the last 20 games and has struggled.


After completing an IT20 and an ODI series, Sri Lanka and Australia will focus on Test cricket. The first Test will take place on Wednesday at the Galle International Stadium. Last month, Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh in their most recent Test. Australia defeated Pakistan 1-0 earlier this year. The first Test of the two-game series starts at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Sri Lanka hopes to extend their two-game unbeaten streak in Test cricket. They will be confident going into this Test after running Australia close in the IT20s and winning the ODI series.

Australia is strong in all conditions and extremely difficult to beat in this format. They haven’t lost a Test match since January 2021, and the players will be acclimatized following the short format series and ‘A’ games.

SL vs AUS Weather Report

All five scheduled days of the Test in Galle were hot and humid. Every day except Friday, day three, has a chance of rain.

SL vs AUS Match Toss Prediction

We predict that both captains will not want to bat last on this surface as the pitch spins more and more as the Test progresses. Both captains are expected to bat first.

SL vs AUS Pitch Report

The Galle wicket will turn early in the game and will almost certainly produce a vicious spin by the fourth and fifth days. For the first half of the game, it should be a pleasant pitch to bat on.

Sri Lanka Team News & Probable Playing XIs

Wrist spinner Jeffrey Vandersay has been called up to the Test squad for the first time after impressing in the recently concluded ODI series, and we expect him to make his debut in this game. This will be new coach Chris Silverwood’s first home Test series.

Recent form – W D L L W

Sri Lanka’s Probable XI

Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Lasith Embuldeniya, Dinesh Chandimal, Jeffrey Vandersay, and Asitha Fernando.

Australia Team News & Probable Playing XIs

In their recent away Test series win over Pakistan, Pat Cummins’ side displayed plenty of character, resilience, and talent. They are difficult to beat in any format, but especially in Tests. We do not anticipate any debuts ahead of this opening game.

Recent form – W D D W D

Australia’s Probable XI

Pat Cummins (c), Alex Carey (wk), David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Cameron Green, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Travis Head, and Mitchell Swepson.

SL vs AUS Head to Head Stats (Last 5 matches)

Team  Won Lost
Sri Lanka 3 2
Australia 2 3

SL vs AUS – 1st Test, Dream 11


  • Dinesh Chandimal


  • Angelo Mathews (vc) 
  • Dimuth Karunaratne
  • Steve Smith
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Usman Khawaja (c)


  • Cameron Green 
  • Dhananjaya de Silva


  • Lasith Embuldeniya
  • Nathan Lyon
  • Asitha Fernando

SL vs AUS – 1st Test, Dream 11

SL vs AUS Prediction

Winning the toss

  • Australia

Top batsman

  • Sri Lanka – Dimuth Karunaratne
  • Australia – Steve Smith

Top bowler

  • Sri Lanka – Lasith Embuldeniya
  • Australia – Nathan Lyon

Most sixes

  • Sri Lanka – Angelo Mathews
  • Australia – Usman Khawaja

Player of the Match

  • Australia – Steve Smith

Team Scores Batting First

  • Sri Lanka – 300+
  • Australia – 350+

Australia are the favourites to win this match.


Both the IT20 and ODI series were decided by a single game, and neutrals will be hoping for another close game in this first Test. Both teams have some excellent and experienced batters, so we expect some big scores. Overall, we believe Australia will win this Test.

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