Australia tour Sri Lanka for three Test matches followed by five ODI’s and two T20’s. Frist Test match is to be played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on July 26. The all-time head-to-head record between these two teams is 26 Tests played, 17 wins to Australia, eight draws, and just a single victory for the Lankans.
Last time Australia toured Sri Lanka in 2011 where the visitors won the three-Test series 1-0, as the last two matches ended up without any result.
Australia are yet to lose a Test under Steven Smith’s captaincy, and he will be desperate to ensure that continues on his first tour of Asia as skipper. Also, Aussies would need to win at least 2-0 to ensure they do not drop any points on the Test rankings table.
Playing without the likes of Kumar Sangakara, Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sri Lanka have won just a single game against Test-playing opposition, a T20 against India back in February 2016.
WHEN: July 26, 2016; Sunday
TIME: 10:00 IST
WHERE: Follow live on IndianExpress.com or broadcast on Ten Network.