Dasun Shanaka: “No positives today. Yet again a poor start from our boys. It’s been throughout the series a major concern. If we had that momentum going from the start we could get more runs on the board. We were 20-30 runs short in this game. We need to bat better in the first six overs of the game.”
Aaron Finch: “The depth is one thing that we’re trying to expose a little bit more and shuffling guys around to get some more information on the depth of the squad and it’s looking really good at the moment. The way that Daniel Sams came in and had an impact, Josh Inglis being able to slide down to no.5 and have a really good impact. It’s really good signs. That’s just a strategic thing. If we want to change the way that we structure up our side to potentially play two quicks, two spinners, and a few all-rounders, we’re probably going to have to look at structuring up the game that way a little bit. Not necessarily with Ash [Agar] at the top all the time but we still feel as though having seven genuine batters is really important.”
Player of the match is Kane Richardson: “I wasn’t at my best the other night so it was nice to bounce back. I think bowling first suits my strength. T20 cricket you don’t always look at the result, you just want to know that what you did was executed as best as you can. The length I bowled the other night was a little bit too full.”
Australia vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I Highlights today, Tuesday 15-2-2022 – 3rd T20I (N), Sri Lanka tour of Australia from Manuka Oval, Canberra.
Aaron Finch: “Steve with his concussion is out. Patty Cummins is rested and so is Adam Zampa. Ashton Agar gets an opportunity. Mitchell Starc is back in the side and Daniel Sams. Smith is a little bit better today. It can dew up at night, that’s why we bowled.”
Dasun Shanaka: “Very unfortunate. We are lucky Jeffrey Vandersay is here with us so it’s OK for us. We played real good cricket in Sydney, hopefully, we’ll come up with a better one here.”
Australia win the toss and opt to bowl first.
Australia team: Finch (c), McDermott, Inglis, Maxwell, Stoinis, Wade (wk), Sams, Agar, Starc, Richardson, Hazlewood.
Sri Lanka team: Danushka, Pathum, Charith, Kusal, Dinesh (wk), Dasun (c), Chamika, Jeffrey, Dushmantha, Maheesh, Nuwan.
Match Timings: 08:10 GMT | 19:10 Local
Umpires – Shawn Craig, Rod Tucker
TV Umpires – Sam Nogajski
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Donovan Koch
Match number – T20I no. 1466