Australia vs Sri Lank: Match Prediction, Top Fantasy Picks, Probable Playing XIs: The T20 World Cup has been an exciting competition, with many nail-biting matches throughout the tournament. The upcoming match between Australia and Sri Lanka will be an interesting one. The two teams set off in Tuesday’s match at the Optus Stadium. Australia lost their opening match against New Zealand by 89 runs but still has a chance for victory if they can beat Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka delivered another strong performance when taking down Ireland’s 9 wickets.
The T20 World Cup 2022 promises another excellent encounter as Australia takes on Sri Lanka in Group 1 of the Super 12 stage. The tournament has already been filled with intense matches, including one between Zimbabwe and South Africa that was called off due to rain.
Australia vs Sri Lank: Match Prediction, Top Fantasy Picks, Probable Playing XIs: In the recently held 2022 Asia Cup, Sri Lanka won against all odds to become celebrations’ dark horses for this year’s T20 World Cup. They lost their first match in Group Stage but still managed the top spot of Pool A with maximum points. The fans are eager to watch their team take on Australia, who many feels will be one of the favorites in this year’s competition.
Australia’s Preview: In their tournament opener, Australia was convincingly beaten by New Zealand, dropping them down to -4.45. Sri Lanka’s ranking rose after they thrashed Ireland first up and now sits at 2nd place with an impressive NRR rating of around 2.467.
The pressure is on. Australia is the favorite to win this game, but if they lose, there’s no shame in taking participation or going home early.
The Australian top order failed to come good in a critical encounter against New Zealand. However, they will be looking forward to their skipper Aaron Finch who had an excellent World Cup campaign last year. Finch’s experience should help out teammates struggling now, including Josh Hazelwood and Pat Cummins. Tournament star Mitchell Starc has only picked up 10 wickets total since 2021, but recent performances show signs that might change soon enough.
“I know for a fact that it won’t be spinning as much as it was over there (in Sri Lanka), so that’s a plus in itself. I think in general our team and the way we play, we play spin very well. Certainly in Australian conditions. I’m looking forward to that challenge, but we know that they’re two world class bowlers. And Sri Lanka are a very dangerous side, so we’ll have to get our matchups right and make sure that we’re on” – Mitchell Marsh, on facing the Sri Lankan spinners
Sri Lanka’s Preview
Sri Lanka’s Preview: Sri Lanka is a team that will be happy with just winning. Still, in reality, it isn’t enough to win many battles because their attack doesn’t feature Mitchell Starc or Pat Cummins, who are known as some of the best fast bowlers alive right now alongside Josh Hazlewood, so while Kusal Mendis seems ready for severe form; Sri Lanka’s middle order didn’t put up very high numbers during qualifications which makes them rely heavily upon 8-12 overs from off-spinner.
Wanindu Hasaranga may have received most of the headlines. Still, Mahesh Theekshana has been equally impressive with his 29 wickets and an economy rate of 6.42 when you consider he bowls at least one over during powerplay overs. Sri Lanka’s go-to death bowler Dushmantha Chameera was unavailable for selection.
Australia vs Sri Lanka: Match Details
Date & Time: October 25, 4:00 PM IST
Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth
Live Streaming: Astro Cricket, Williow Xtra, Ptv Sports, Super Sports
Sri Lanka vs Australia: Weather & Pitch Report
Australia vs Sri Lanka: The rain chances in Perth are small, but it won’t impact the matches. Due to pandemic restrictions, it seems like a stadium with little cricket over recent years means there’s not much known about its pitch.
AUS v SL Head to Head
- Matches played – 25
- Matches won by Australia – 15
- Matches won by Sri Lanka – 10
AUS v SL: Match Prediction
Australia will secure the victory
Sri Lanka vs Australia: Probable Playing XIs
Possible XI: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Possible XI: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Binura Fernando, Lahiru Kumara
AUS v SL Key Players
AUS v SL Dream 11 Fantasy Tips
Wicket-keeper: Kusal Mendis (C)
Batters: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
All-rounder: Marcus Stoinis, Dasun Shanaka, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hassaranga (VC)
Bowlers: Josh Hazlewood, Maheesh Theekshana, Mitchell Starc