Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja (L) is dismissed by Sri Lankan bowler Dilruwan Perera as wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal (C) and fielder Kaushal Silva (R) look on during the second day of the second Test cricket match between Sri Lanka and Australia at The Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on August 5, 2016. / AFP / ISHARA S.KODIKARA (Photo credit should read ISHARA S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Colombo curator and former Sri Lankan team manager Michael de Zoysa has slammed the Australian cricket team and branded them "poor losers".

“I’ve never seen an Australian team complain so much for everything,” De Zoysa told The Australian.

“They have complained about the pitch preparation, the state of the pitch, the pitches prepared for practice and on which side of the ground they should conduct their warm-up sessions.”

De Zoysa has reportedly filed a complaint with match referee Chris Broad, claiming that the Australians had damaged the pitches while fielding in close during the match.

He has also claimed that the Aussies critised him for producing what they believed was another wicket which would produce a result a less than three days. However, this has proven to be incorrect, with the third Test set to go into a fifth day today.

“All I can say is that they are poor losers,” de Zoysa said.

“They came to Sri Lanka hoping to steamroll our team following our losses in England, but to their surprise they find themselves 0-2 down in the series and the possibility of being whitewashed if they lose this Test, so they are whingeing at every turn.”