Cricket News sort by Australia tour of Sri Lanka - 2011

Sri Lanka Cricket on Saturday named a 16-man squad for the Twenty20 games against Australia next month.

AUSTRALIA'S baffling cricket selection policies have continued with the announcement of the Test squad to tour Sri Lanka

Australia will be hoping that the coming tour of Sri Lanka, the first since 2004, will provide the platform for a rise back to world No.1 Test status.

Sri Lanka on Thursday appointed Tillakaratne Dilshan as skipper for Australia's visit next month, but did not name a deputy. Dilshan will lead in the three Tests, five ODIs and two Twenty20 games, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement. The first game is a T20 clash on August 6.

Sri Lanka's board has reportedly decided not to use the Decision Review System (DRS) during the upcoming series against Australia, despite the ICC last month making the DRS mandatory for Tests and one-day internationals. The new rule does not take effect until October 1, meaning Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) can save some money by refusing to have umpire reviews in place for Australia's seven-week tour that starts in August.

Former fast bowler Rumesh Ratnayake has been appointed Sri Lanka's chief cricket coach for the home series against Australia next month.

Former Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has cautioned Australia not to consider a boycott of a tour to his country, and does not share the view expressed by almost 3000 people in a poll conducted by the The Age

Cameron White has been omitted from Australia's one-day squad for the five-match series in Sri Lanka next month but will lead the Twenty20 team in two matches.

Australia will play two Twenty20 games, five one-dayers and three Tests during their tour of Sri Lanka in August-September, Sri Lanka Cricket announced on Monday.