Sri Lanka v Australia | 5th ODI | 23rd January, Hobart

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Clarke's ankle injury could force a change to the batting line-up. If Clarke is ruled out it will likely mean Glenn Maxwell and Moises Henriques will both play as allrounders at Nos.6 and 7, unless the selectors call up another batsman as cover.

Australia (possible) 1 Phillip Hughes, 2 David Warner, 3 George Bailey (capt), 4 David Hussey, 5 Matthew Wade (wk), 6 Glenn Maxwell, 7 Moises Henriques, 8 Mitchell Johnson, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Clint McKay, 11 Xavier Doherty.

Sri Lanka dropped the out-of-form Upul Tharanga for the fourth match and included Dinesh Chandimal as wicketkeeper, leaving Kushal Perera in the side as a specialist batsman. They also preferred Rangana Herath's spin to that of Ajantha Mendis, and there appears no reason to change the side for the fifth game.

Sri Lanka (possible) 1 Tillakaratne Dilshan, 2 Mahela Jayawardene (capt), 3 Lahiru Thirimanne, 4 Dinesh Chandimal (wk), 5 Kushal Perera, 6 Angelo Mathews, 7 Jeevan Mendis, 8 Thisara Perera, 9 Nuwan Kulasekara, 10 Lasith Malinga, 11 Rangana Herath.

Pitch and conditions

The two ODIs at Bellerive Oval last summer provided totals of 280-plus in all four innings and despite the pitch square being relaid during the off season, the two Ryobi Cup matches there in October and November also allowed reasonable first-innings scores of 248 and 275. The forecast for Wednesday is mostly sunny and a top of 21C.

Stats and trivia

Australia and Sri Lanka have met in two ODIs at Bellerive Oval and both were won by Sri Lanka
Tillakaratne Dilshan needs 13 more runs to reach the 7000 milestone in ODIs

I Hope there is no rain today.

Really want to see one team win. The last match finished in a fiasco.
So why is Sri Lanka not playing in Perth this series?

Didn't have the balls?
Again this isn't been telecast live in Perth.
Australia batting first?
Guess game will be over by the time nine start the telecast.
Where's Ferguson gone by any chance? Thought he looked good in what I saw in limited overs and believed he had a decent record. Any reasons he's out?
Where's Ferguson gone by any chance? Thought he looked good in what I saw in limited overs and believed he had a decent record. Any reasons he's out?

He's mentally soft. First class standard player but not international class.

Not in particularly great form either.
Wade was about to do an :afridi last ball:)))..doesn't find easy playing against spin.
that should have been sent out of the park..if only there was :afridi inplace of Wade.
nearly had a run out hit and Warner was a goner.
no movement off the seam on this pitch so don't think Kulasekara will be that threatening..250+ is on.
Australia need solid start , they need to look to get to 250 here , and the match will be there.
Kula bowling on the legs, struggling to adjust without swing.
SL will lose today, flat wicket, bad decision to bowl first.
Sounds like Aus wasted another review.

They should be told that the reviews are to be used for seriously BAD decisions - such as big inside edges - not because the umpire might be wrong on a close lbw.
lucky Hughes ..inside edge hits the stumps but bails not yet removed..
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