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Australia open to play 3 spinners in Sri Lanka

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With Australia’s tour of Sri Lanka confirmed, the Aussies are now concocting plans of their own.

As the two Tests will be played at Galle, the visitors are now thinking of keeping 3 spinners and 1 pacer in the playing XI.

Australia already have the likes of Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Swepson and Ashton Agar in the main squad.

They have also picked three more for the Australia A squad who are Todd Murphy, Matt Kuhnemann and Tanveer Sangha.

George Bailey, Chairman of Selectors said in his statement that they have done a similar thing in 2017.

Head Coach Andrew McDonald has also spoken extensively on the selection conundrum of Australia.

In Australia’s 2016 tour of Sri Lanka, Mitchell Starc was the highest wicket-taker in the series.

However, Australia had to taste the bitter pill, losing the game by 229 runs.

Dilruwan Perera became the star for Sri Lanka taking 10 wickets in the match.

Nathan Lyon was the sole spinner for Australia on their 2011 tour of Sri Lanka where he took 5 for 34 in the first innings at Galle.

In the last year itself, Sri Lanka has hosted four Tests at Galle where Lasith Embuldeniya took 28 wickets and Ramesh Mendis picked up 20.

Australia have the ability to bat deep and are thinking of continuing with the same squad.

Even Glenn Maxwell’s name shot up for discussion but he was finally not picked up for the Test squad.

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