Australia vs Sri Lanka: Live links and preview

Sri Lanka have won the toss and have opted to field


Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Jason Behrendorff

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera(w), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep

Aaron Finch, Australia captain:

Still haven’t managed to win a toss – it’s been a while. I would have bowled first. A bit of cloud cover. Will swing around initially and we will have to bat well to see that phase through. We haven’t done too well particularly with the bat. Haven’t played our best cricket yet. We have got a lot of experience, and hopefully we will get better with each game.

We have done well in patches in the tournament, but it hasn’t come together for us. There will be a little bit in the wicket. We need to be disciplined against the new ball. Hopefully no more spin from me today. NCN is stiff and sore from the last game, and Behrendorff will be replacing him.

Karunaratne, SL captain:

We’ll bowl first. It has been rainy, so the moisture will help seamers initially so we need to take advantage. Pradeep is fit to play, he’s been playing really well and has recovered. Siriwardana will play instead of Lakmal. We have trained harder since it has been frustrating with all our games getting rained out. We’ve been training hard – that’s all we can do.