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Sri Lanka is a dangerous side, says Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch briefing the media
Aaron Finch briefing the media

“We had a couple of close series against Sri Lanka. They are a very dangerous side,” said Australian white-ball skipper Aaron Finch yesterday morning at the media briefing by Zoom technology.

If you just look at the top order, you've got Kusal there who can be as damaging as anyone on his day, and obviously, Hasaranga has had an unbelievable couple of years in T20 cricket.”

Aaron Finch further said that he hopes his team can bring some joy and entertainment to the Sri Lankan fans who have been hit by the country's worst economic crisis.

Skipper Finch further said “ We are here to play cricket. Hopefully, we can bring some joy, some entertainment to Sri Lanka. This is the first time we're here since 2016, which is such a long gap,” he said. Australian cricketers reached Sri Lanka on Wednesday for the six-week-long all-format tour comprising three T20s, Five limited-overs matches, and two Tests. Earlier, many Aussie cricketers had raised concerns about the crisis in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka is such a special place to tour. The hospitality that you get here, the friendliness, and their love for the game is unbelievable.” The protests and frequent power cuts as a result of the economic crisis have led to some questions about day-night games. Asked if they were confident about those games, Finch said: “It's well and truly above my pay grade. But all that stuff was ticked off between the two boards and the governments before the tour went ahead.

“Whether they shift the games to day games, I'm not sure what's going to happen but over the last week or so, I haven't heard any complaints from my teammates."

Australia begin their tour on Tuesday with the first of their three Twenty20 matches against a Sri Lanka team ranked ninth in this format. Especially the current T 20 champions Australia will be a huge challenge for Sri Lanka but due to home advantage with spin-friendly wickets, Sri Lanka is looking to give a tough time for Australia.

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