5th ODI of Sri Lanka and Australia ODI series will be played on Jun 24 at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Match will start at 02:30PM IST.
Sri Lanka after loosing T20 series by 2-1 has been able to win ODI series with 1 game to go. Series win by Sri Lanka against Australia was 1st series win in last three decades. Last ODI will going to be a dead rubber.
For Sri Lanka, there are lot of positives they have got from this series. Batsmans has able to show consistency and move scorecard. Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanaka, Charith Asalanka and Dhananjaya de Silva have scored runs throughout the series. All these batsmans can be a future star for Sri Lanka, if they will be able to perform like this.
Niroshan Dickwella has looked more comfortable as an opener then being a middle-order. Dasun Shanaka can be someone who can lead SL side for long. Sri Lanka tried 5-6 different captains before Shanaka who failed as a captain.
In bowling department, it was spinners dominance and they are one of the biggest reasons behind series win. In last match Sri Lanka played many as 5 specialist spinners. Dunith Wellalage is another positive for Sri Lanka from this series. Fast bowlers Chamika and Chameera also have shown improvement and this is best ODI series Sri Lanka have played in last 5-6 years.