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Australia last lost a Gabba Test in 1988 against Windies.

There is perhaps no better way to describe the color of the Australian sky, as always, only it is called the Australian blue. It is the kind of clear, bright, eye-catching blue, you would think that the most attention seeking child would pick in the class, if you are asked to contours and shadows, the sky during the drawing class. But, as with space and emptiness, Australia, is also abundant in color. Rarely will you see a bird here, without a single shade of color, or the other. The colorful love, meanwhile, could give any Asian-paints-catalogue of a complex. So it is no wonder that there are those who thought the Aussies or Aussie Kerry Packer - first, putting cricketers in coloured clothing.

On Thursday, pink methods to dominate at the Gabba, even if in contrast to the Jane McGrath day at the SCG, here it is only the smallest of objects on the game field, which will keep to the color code. In fact, some of the stadiums around the world to meet your national Association of colors, gentle as the Gabba. The seats are of course painted and haphazardly, so, in an attempt to give him a Packed-house appearance at all times - the theme of the table in chestnut brown, cyan, and yellow. The ground-staff are now decked out in probably the catchiest single round - maroon-t-shirts and khakhi shorts. On the eve of the first Test against Sri Lanka, pink Tipi banner they hung on the ropes, the perimeter of the pitch to keep the square step with the spirit.

Brisbane second day-night Test is also only the second time ever and the first since 1968 that the Gabba in a test in January will be hosting. In fact, only twice previously in history has there been a Test here in every month except November or December - the other occasion an ashes battle in February 1933. In 2018, the first year has not been officially since 1976, Brisbane host a Test. You can argue it's technically the season 2018-19. Tim Paine spoke of him as "strange", here at this time of the year for a Test.

"It felt weird not to go to Adelaide for the first Test of the summer up here. It is certainly a Test, the Australian cricket team, since I have been waiting for it, because our plate is so strong," he said.

It is a Test that the Australians were happy, for a good reason. For the beginning, it was always here that the late Richie Benaud announce would be the arrival of the summer of cricket every year.

Then there is the pitch. Perth could have the reputation of being the most dreaded place in the country, but it is at the Gabba, that the visiting teams were usually the rude welcome given, a baptism with fire. It the Gabbatoir for a good reason. During the Australian cricket went through a lull of late, Brisbane is not the only place, where you lost, the citadel completely. Their last loss came way back in 1988, on the mighty West Indies. She won 22 of the 27 Tests since, with five draws - the most of them are marked by bad weather.

You may not be quite the season starts for a change at the Gabba. But Tim Paine & Co are trying to turn over a new leaf for your team, but after the series loss to the Indians. You could not have asked for a better place.

When: Australia v Sri Lanka, 1. Test, January 24, 28, 01: 00 Local, 08:30 PM IST

Where: The Gabba, Brisbane

What to expect: Speaking of color, you have to strain your eyes a little when she sits in the stands to distinguish the pitch from the square, on which it is located. It is the same could also be of the spacious grounds, the Gabba, to be honest. He wore an ominous green on Wednesday, and Paine seemed to be happy by what he could see, from his place on the podium in the press conference room, and referred to it as a "normal kind of Gabba wicket", this is not good news for the Sri Lankans. To trivialize tries to his credit, skipper Dinesh Chandimal, the hosts pitch advantage was that his team, the bowlers like Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Kumara who could use bowl over 140 km / h consistently, the bounce was. In view of the inexperience of the Aussie batting line-up, he could have just as properly proven.

Also, like most other capitals, Adelaide, in particular, are reeling under extreme temperatures touching the mid-40s, Brisbane is comfortable reporting daily maximum temperatures in the early 30s. It is usually the energy-sapping humidity, makes life difficult for the players here, but the Lankans will be the last to complain about some additional welding. There are some clouds headed this way over the next couple of days, but there is no risk of rain plays a role. It is not so much the natural, but the artificial conditions of the Queensland Cricket body in the hopes of a BBL game was blacked out last week. Hopefully the lights stay on.

Team News:

Australia: The hosts have thrown a big surprise by omitting Is Pucovski after it has been in the local media as a Wunderkind, the second coming of Ricky Ponting, who will be resurrected, their happiness. And Pucovski was also among the first to get the amount of, a bat in the nets on Wednesday in addition to Kurtis Patterson and opener Marcus Harris. Patterson, twin tons against the same Lankan attack makes him a debut, though while Marnus Labuschagne its place as the spin-bowling-all-rounder. Spin Trainer Sriram Sridharan spent almost half an hour to work on the youngster's bowling, his run-up by a stump, would be where the fold of the page and two in the batting at the end of two pages is a good length. He even got Brad Haddin to face wishes to him, and despite the former wicket-keeper cheery-picking on the Labuschagne for the change in his action against Sriram, the coaching staff looked happy enough with him and kept him in the middle. Jhye Richardson to get strong, after you dismiss Virat Kohli three times in the ODIs, while Joe Burns makes yet another return to Test cricket on his home soil.

XI: Joe Burns, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Kurtis Patterson, Travis head, Tim Paine (c/wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Jhye Richardson to play.

Sri Lanka: Chandimal talked about the idea of a combination with the two options, which you would think of to do with the middle-order slots. The bottom five are just both of the Tests played is located in new Zealand attacks with the four bowlers, to their seats. Lahiru Thirimanne has been confirmed in the XI, his comeback count double, and also mean that he may open the batting, as he is in the warm-up match in Hobart. The toss-up could eventually between Dhananjaya de Silva and the dashing Kusal Perera at No. 6.

Likely XI: Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal (c), Kusal Mendis, Roshen Silva, Dhananjaya de Silva/Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara

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