The Australian team is currently touring Sri Lanka. The series is being played amidst an internal crisis in the emerald island. The visitors have started their tour on a positive note by winning the T20I series by 2-1. The Aussie team is there to play the remaining five-match ODI series and two-match Test series on the tour.
Recently, the Sri Lankan cricket board has made a pleasing announcement for cricket fans. According to a report by CricWire, the board has decided to pay tribute to former Australian legendary spinner Shane Warne. The 52-year-old bowling stalwart died of a cardiac arrest on the 4th of March earlier this year in Thailand.
Sri Lankan Board decided to dedicate the first Test to Shane Warne
The first of the two-match Test series between Sri Lanka and Australia will be played from June 29 (Wednesday) at Galle’s Galle International stadium. The host cricket board has decided to dedicate this Test to Late Shane Warne.
Thus, this wonderful gesture is being appreciated by cricket fans and experts. Sri Lankan Board has come up with this special gesture even amidst the internal crisis in their country.
Political and economic disturbance has completely shattered the current internal system of Sri Lanka. There were also rumours about the cancellation of Australia’s tour before the commencement of the T20I series. However, the administration managed to conduct the series without any sort of hindrances.
In the recently-concluded T20I series against Aaron Finch’s men, the hosts managed to win the last match by four wickets. This was due to a blistering knock from the skipper and the star all-rounder Dasun Shanaka who smashed sixes and fours in the death overs to take his team home and thus, ended the T20I series on a positive note. However, as the Aussies still won the series, their skipper Aaron Finch went on to win the player of the series award.