Sri Lanka and Australia will play a 5-match ODI series once the three-match T20I series is completed. On the 14th of June 2022, the first One-Day International will be held at the Pallekele International Stadium in Pallekele. Check Pallekele International Cricket Stadium pitch report 1st ODI SL vs AUS
The T20I series was won by Australia, but Sri Lanka came back with a bang in the last match. Australia has suffered a number of injuries, the most recent of which was Kane Richardson. The Sri Lankan spinners will create a web around the Australian batting line-up.
pitch report 1st ODI SL vs AUS
The Pallekele International Stadium in Pallekele is known for producing strong batting wickets, as evidenced by Dasun Shanaka’s blinder at the conclusion of the final T20I to secure victory for the Sri Lankan squad.
This track is generally flat, and the outfield is also extremely quick on this surface. The game is expected to be played on a cloudy day at Pallekele, which will aid the pacers in the early overs. The pacers will be able to manoeuvre around more with the new ball.
This ground has hosted a total of 28 One-Day Internationals, with an average first-inning score of 256 runs. The pursuing teams have won 16 of the 28 games they have played. Under the lights, batting gets simpler, hence both teams would want to bowl first after winning the toss.
Earlier this year, Sri Lanka hosted Zimbabwe for a three-match ODI series at this venue, which was dominated by the spinners. There will be a lot of humidity, and the spinners will have a key role to play in the first few overs.
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Australia’s playing eleven for the first ODI match has been confirmed, and Aaron Finch is anticipating a pace-friendly track. In Australia’s starting lineup, Ashton Agar is the lone specialist spinner.
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) June 13, 2022