CB Series : Australia Vs Sri Lanka at Melbourne 12th ODI Preview plus Live Streaming
Australia will not be taking the last league match of CB Series light but will be taking it as a necessary win so as to take momentum into best of finals which are strating on Sunday against India. Sri Lanka on the otherhand will be playing for pride as they are out of this cup when they got defeat from India on Tuesday in Hobart by 7 wickets. It will be like getting some reputation for Sri Lanka if they win the last ODI on Friday.
Gilchrist knows well how important this match is so as to get fully prepared before the real battle. He said that their campaign for finals starts now, he added that Australian team will be taking as new challenge not as a practice match.Adam really looking eager for Friday game ,he said that all the players especially Ricky and Symonds will be trying getting momentum getting their way as they both looked out class in full series except the last match they played against India, he said that both will be looking to keep good form under thier control . He really too concern about his batting too and wants to get momentum back before finals starts.
Last time Australia lost tri series to England and Australia will not be looking for history to repeat again. Gilchrist said that he and Brad hogg will looking to get good farewell with Trophy coming back to them, so want to go into finals with full preparations.
Sri lanka on the otherhand looking much of disappointing as they lost battle to final when they got defeated by India on Tuesday .They got only one win in this series only against India and after that win four consecutive win. Mahilla know this well ,he said "
"No team wants to lose four-five games in a tournament and not have a successful run," . he said that they will be taking next game as new one and will want to win that one so as to get some pride back.
They are unlikely to risk Farveez Maharoof, who has a side strain, while Australia will regain Mitchell Johnson. Team combination is not still out but we will going to get a best match where both team will want to win and we can assume the game will not be one sided.
Australia (likely) 1 Adam Gilchrist (wk), 2 Matthew Hayden, 3
Ricky Ponting (capt), 4 Michael Clarke, 5 Andrew Symonds, 6 Michael
Hussey, 7 James Hopes, 8 Brett Lee, 9 Brad Hogg, 10 Mitchell Johnson,
11 Nathan Bracken.
Sri Lanka (likely) 1 Sanath Jayasuriya, 2 Dilruwan Perera, 3
Kumar Sangakkara (wk), 4 Mahela Jayawardene (capt), 5 Chamara Silva, 6
Tillakaratne Dilshan, 7 Chamara Kapugedera, 8 Chaminda Vaas, 9 Lasith
Malinga, 10 Muttiah Muralitharan, 11 Ishara Amerasinghe.