World Cup, SL vs AUS: Toss, team news, pitch report, weather

Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and opted to bowl against Australia at The Oval in London.

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.   -  reuters

Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and opted to bowl against Australia at The Oval in London.

Team news: Behrendorff replaces Nathan Coulternile while Pradeep returns into the Lankan XI and Siriwardene will play instead of Lakmal.

Pitch report: Fresh pitch. Look fantastic as always. Vauxhall end - very short off-side boundaries. From the Pavilion end, the off-side is about 10m longer, and a 72m straight boundary. An outstanding batting pitch. A green tinge, so some extra bounce and pace, but it'll flatten out. Looks like another 300+ batting wicket :Michael Slater & Brendon McCullum

Weather: The skies are clear. It's bright and sunny. We might have a full game after all!

Quotes:

Aaron Finch: Still haven't managed to win a toss. I would have bowled first. A bit of cloud cover. Will swing around initially and we will have to bat well. We haven't done too well particularly with the bat. We have done well in patches, but it hasn't come together. We need to be disciplined against the new ball. NCN is stiff and sore, and Behrendorff will be replacing him.

Dimuth Karunaratne: We'll bowl first. It has been rainy, so the moisture will help seamers initially so we need to take advantage. Pradeep is fit to play, he's been playing really well and has recovered. Siriwardene will play instead of Lakmal. We have trained harder since it has been frustrating with all our games getting rained out. Training hard. That's all we can do.

Playing XIs:

Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Jason Behrendorff

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera(w), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Milinda Siriwardana, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep