It seems that Sri Lanka's woes will continue as almost all of their pace bowlers are hit by injuries sparing Rangana Herath the sole recognised spinner, while Australian skipper Steve Smith gave the indication that his top opening batsman David Warner will be fully fit in time for the first Test which begins in Pallekelle, Kandy on July 26.
Australia is down play three Test matches in Pallekelle, Galle and the SSC and five ODI's and two T20 matches.
In addition to the injured fast bowlers the much talked about right-arm leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay who injured his spinning finger during a practice match prior to the English tour is still recovering from his injury and has been indefinitely ruled out from the Aussie tour as well.
Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews said at a press briefing at the SLC headquarters that whatever the destination the Aussies play they are an extremely strong side to combat even with the home advantage. The home team will be minus Dhammika Prasad, Dushmantha Chameera, Shaminda Eranga and Suranga Lakmal.
Mathews said the last time the Aussies were here in 2011 the contest was a close one and this time too he hopes it would be as close and wished the weather would keep fine.
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