Sri Lanka Eye Turning Aussie

Vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene believes that Sri Lanka has the best chance ever to achieve a breakthrough series win in Australia soil.

Australia the form of a slide from its ashes to focus on tourists and a better resistance of a day in the street Jayawardene particular is confident 26-year drought ends in the first international comparison Under.

Since Down in Australia from 1984 to 1985, Sri Lanka has never won a test or a limited set of movements in the country. The closest they came was in 2005-06, when they took the team Ricky Ponting in the third tri-series final, while the core Arjuna Ranatunga in the 1996 world champion team ended 2-0 and 95-96 finals.

Batting brave Jayawardene , who last year handed over to the captain and Kumar Sangakkara, and assistant coach Stuart Law looked like it was time the world’s fourth-placed team in a series of three one-day match.Sri Lanka defeated India in their recent tri-series at home, while Australia, which relies on key men before the Ashes, is currently struggling for success on the continent.

“We improved a bit ‘the last couple of years, and our away form is good enough that we have always tried to improve,” Jayawardene said before Friday’s opening of the tour against Queensland at the Gabba. “I think it is a great opportunity for us.” It’s going to be a little ‘difficult for (Australia), with a little’ of a busy schedule.

“Some of them are fresh and some of them to be cool, but Australia is Australia.” Law, who returns to Brisbane, where he led the Queensland Sheffield Shield win five, has warned Sri Lanka was ready to sneak in under the guardian of the home team. “It’s not a number,” he said. “I can see where Australia is at the moment, are bigger things in mind, are the ashes.

“But it doesn’t matter mate, we’re playing against Australia and we know they’re tough in their own backyard and we have a pretty good chance.”We’re not coming here to make up the numbers.

“The tourists are planning to play close to their strongest available team against the Bulls in the day-nighter, with Sangakkara shrugging off a hamstring problem and all-rounder Angelo Matthews to bat but not bowl.But Law said returning spinner Muttiah Muralidaran and pace spearhead Lasith Malinga (knee niggle) may be rested if they were not fully fit.

Queensland: Chris Simpson (c), Nathan Reardon, Ryan Broad, Lee Carseldine, Chris Lynn, Craig Philipson, Jason Floros, Chris Hartley, Ben Laughlin, Nathan Rimmington, Chris Swan, Cameron Boyce.

Sri Lanka (from): Kumar Sangakkara (c), Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Chamara Silva, Jeevan Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedara, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekera, Dilhara Fernando, Muttiah Muralidaran, Suraj Randiv, Dammika Prasad, Dinesh Chandimal.