Sri Lanka brace to face 'wounded' Australia

It will be a tough series for Sri Lanka against Australia as they recover from the loss against South Africa, apart from Ricky Ponting's retirement.

updated: December 05, 2012 13:48 IST
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Sydney: Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene Wednesday said he expected Australia to attack his men like "wounded soldiers" after their hard-fought loss to South Africa and the retirement of Ricky Ponting.

Australia suffered a 309-run defeat in the third and deciding Test against South Africa which ended Monday, losing the series 1-0.

It allowed the Proteas to retain the number one world ranking and meant 17-year veteran Ponting was not given the send-off the team wanted.

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