The five-time Champions, Australia are all set to take on Sri Lanka this Monday on 16th of October in Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. Both teams haven’t tasted success yet in this tournament and both teams will be rearing to taste success to kickstart their Winning Campaign in this World Cup. let us look at Australia vs Sri Lanka Match Preview, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI And Top Fantasy Picks.
Australia vs Sri Lanka Match Preview
Australia and Sri Lanka both have struggled to get a road to victory this tournament and haven’t tasted the success yet. both teams will be rearing to win this match to start their campaign. Australia started as one of the favourites but they lost both the matches they played, losing low scoring encounter against India and got handed a defeat by a big margin of 134 runs against South Africa.
Sri Lanka on the other hand Conceded 428 runs in their first match against South Africa and lost against Pakistan in Hyderabad encounter against them. Sri Lanka suffered a huge blow as their captain Dasun Shanaka has been ruled out for the remainder of the tournament due to quad injury. Chamika Karunaratne has been announced as his replacement. Kusal Mendis will take charge as captain for the remainder of the tournament. Although it will be difficult but they will take inspiration from Afghanistan to beat 5-time champions to get the taste of success in this tournament.
Australia vs Sri Lanka Pitch Report
Traditionally the pitch at the Ekana stadium stays slow assisting spinners and medium pacers. The pitch slows down as the match progresses. It could be another low-scoring encounter. Having said that, considering the dew factor, it has been easy for teams batting second to chase the total under lights. The team winning the toss would like to bowl first.
Average 1st Innings Score: 215 Runs
Australia: Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis(w), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins(c), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Sean Abbott, Travis Head, Alex Carey, Cameron Green
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis(c), Sadeera Samarawickrama(w), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Chamika Karunaratne, Dimuth Karunaratne
Australia vs Sri Lanka Probable Playing XI
Australia: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (wK), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis(c), Sadeera Samarawickrama(w), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madhushanka
Head to Head Record
ODI World Cup Games
Top Fantasy Picks
- Sri Lanka have not beaten Australia in seven attempts at an ODI World Cup since they claimed the title in 1996.
- Dhananjaya has dismissed Warner four times in ODIs, the most he has claimed any batter.
Australia vs Sri Lanka Probable Match Winner
Australia to win the match on pedigree, although Sri Lanka could upset Australia mirroring what Afghanistan did to England.
- Australia’s Chance Of Winning: 70%
- Sri Lanka’s Chance Of Winning: 30%