After clinching the ODI series 3-2, the Sri Lanka cricket team will take on injury-hit Australia in a two-match Test series starting on Wednesday, June 29.

Led by captain Dimuth Karunaratne, Sri Lanka have announced an 18-man squad for the upcoming Test series, which is part of the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 cycle.

Spinner Jeffrey Vandersay has been rewarded after his impressive showing in the ODI series. The 32-year-old leg-spinner picked five wickets in four matches at an economy of just 5.01 in the ODIs and has earned a call-up. Lasith Embuldeniya, Praveen Jayawickrama and Ramesh Mendis are the other spin bowling options in the squad.

Meanwhile, Pathum Nissanka returns to the squad after missing the Bangladesh series due to an injury. 

Veteran stars Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal have been added to the Test squad while fast bowlers Asitha Fernando and Vishwa Fernando have retained their places.

On the other hand, the Pat Cummins-led Australian cricket team will miss the services of middle-order batter Travis Head, who suffered a hamstring injury during the ODI series. Left-arm spinner Ashton Agar is also doubtful for the first Test.

However, former Australia captain Steve Smith and pacer Mitchell Starc are expected to be fit for the first red ball engagement.

With several injury concerns, Australia have added swashbuckling all-rounder Glenn Maxwell to the squad since playing his last Test against Bangladesh in September 2017.

The two Test matches will be played at Galle International Stadium.

Sri Lanka vs Australia Test head-to-head record

Australia have dominated Sri Lanka in Test cricket, winning 19 of the 31 matches that they have played so far. Sri Lanka have managed just four victories while eight matches have ended in draws.

However, the last time Sri Lanka hosted Australia in a Test series back in 2016, the hosts whitewashed the Aussies 3-0. 

Sri Lanka vs Australia Tests 2022 squads

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Pathum Nissanka, Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kamindu Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Chandimal (wicket-keeper), Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka, Praveen Jayawickrama, Lasith Embuldeniya, Jeffrey Vandersay. 

Standby Players: Dunith Wellalage, Lakshitha Rasanjana

Australia: Pat Cummins (captain), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey (wicket-keeper), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis (wicket-keeper), Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith (vice-captain), Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner, Glenn Maxwell

Sri Lanka vs Australia Tests 2022 schedule and live India match times

All times in India Standard Time (IST)

Day and Date




Wednesday, June 29 - Sunday, July 3

Sri Lanka vs Australia, 1st Test

Galle International Stadium, Galle

10:00 AM

Friday, July 8 - Tuesday, July 12

Sri Lanka vs Australia, 2nd Test

Galle International Stadium, Galle

10:00 AM

Where to watch Sri Lanka vs Australia Tests 2022 live in India?

The Sri Lanka vs Australia two-match Test series will be telecast live on the Sony Six and Sony Six HD TV channels in India.

Live streaming of the Sri Lanka vs Australia Tests will be available on the SonyLIV app and website.

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