The Sri Lankan team is scheduled to tour Australia for a T20I series in October-November 2019. They will be having a couple of weeks rest after their tour to Pakistan and then will play 3 T20Is Down Under. The Australian team will be having more than a month off of international cricket after their Ashes series ends on 16 September.
The AUS v SL 2019 series will begin on 27 October 2019 with the first T20I at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. The series will then move to The Gabba in Brisbane where the second T20I will take place on 30 October 2019. Two days later, the third and final match of the series will be played at the glorious Melbourne Cricket Ground in the city of Melbourne. The first T20I will commence at 9:00 IST (day game) while the remaining two fixtures are scheduled to begin at 13:40 IST (day/night game).
Currently, the Aussies are ranked 5th in the ICC T20I Team Rankings while Sri Lanka are placed three positions below at 8th.
So far, Sri Lanka have the upper hand in Australia v Sri Lanka T20Is, as they have won 8 and lost only 5 matches. These two teams have previously played 2 T20Is at Melbourne, which were both won by the Asian nation, by 2 runs and 5 wickets respectively. In the only previous AUS v SL T20I encounter at Adelaide, the home side emerged victorious by 41 runs.