Sri Lanka and Australia, the teams who won their first encounters in the Super 12 round will take on each other today in match number 22nd of the T20 World Cup 2021. The Aussies defeated South Africa and Sri Lanka won the match against Bangladesh before they take on each other today.
Australia did well against South Africa, their bowling was simply good against the Proteas team. The Aussies bowlers restricted South African batsmen o just 118 runs in their 20 overs. But Australia needs to be careful with their batting. The top order was blown away early in the small run chase and it was Marcus Stoinis who guided the ship over the line.
Australia would have been in a panic situation if Stionis would have gotten out early in that 119 run chase. To avoid that type of a similar scenario today against Sri Lanka and later against West Indies and England, the top order batters of Australia need to contribute. Warner, Finch, and Smith are the experience batters in this format as well. Warner and Smith are an integral part of the IPL and BBL, so they should use their experience in this ICC marquee event.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will look to continue their good form in this tournament. The champions of the 2014 T20 World Cup edition have been unbeatable in this tournament so far. But against Australia Lanka would find it difficult to keep their winning streak. Sri Lanka also knows that Australia has the T20 specialist players in their squad and their batting will fire against their inexperienced bowling attack.
Sri Lanka’s top three is also in poor form from the qualifying matches and it is the middle order and lower order batsmen who have bailed the Lankans Tigers out in this T20 World Cup 2021 so far. Against a bowling heavy unit like Australia, the senior players like KusalPerera and Dinesh Chandimal should fire.
Today Playing XI Of Australia
Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, and Mitchell Swepson.
Today Playing XI of Sri Lanka
Avishka Fernando, BhanukaRajpaksha, PathumNissanka, KusalPerera, Dinesh Chandimal, DasunShanaka, WanindruHasaranga, ChamikaKarunaratne, DushmanthaChameera, Mahesh Theekshana, and Binura Fernando.
Sri Lanka VS Australia Today Match Details
- Match – Super 12 Round 22ndMatch – Sri Lanka Vs Australia
- Venue – Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.
- Timings – 7.30 IST and 2.00 PM GMT.
- Live Streaming Channels – Disney Plus Hot Star, FanCode, Jio TV, Airtel TV, Vodafone TV, Amoni Prime Mini TV, Live Cricket App and Ten Sports Live application.
- TV Channel – Star Sports India Network.
Weather Report of Sri Lanka VS Australia Today Match Prediction
The match will be played at night and the temperature will be around 30 degrees Celcius. The wind will blow at sixteen kilometers per hour speed and the humidity will be around 59 percent on a match day.
Pitch Report – Sri Lanka Vs Australia 22nd Match Predictions
- The average first inning score at Dubai is 125 runs.
The wicket in Dubai is impartial and it supports the batsmen and bowlers equally. While the spinners will be handy in the middle overs of the match. Batting second on this wicket will be good because the teams who are chasing win 60 percent of the matches.
Fantasy Best Batsman of Sri Lanka Vs Australia 22nd Match Prediction
David Warner – The Aussie opener hasn’t been in great touch since the IPL 2021 season was played in India. Warner was didn’t even look in good ick when the tournament was shifted to the United Arab Emirates and he was also dropped for continuing his poor form for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Warner also failed to contribute in the first game against South Africa. Now if he continues his poor run against Sri Lanka, then his place in the Australian side also would be in question. Warner and Finch are known for their explosive starts to the innings and against an inexperienced bowling lineup like Sri Lanka, Warner should get back in form.
KusalPerera – The Wicketkeeper is the opening batter of the Sri Lankan team and he is also an explosive batter in the T20I format. But in this tournament, Kusal hasn’t found his mojo yet. Sri Lanka should replace him with Avishka Fernando and Rajpaksha at the top order. Kusal should bat in the middle order to finish the innings along with Hasaranga. Kusal has a variety of stroke play which will help him to regain his form if he could change his batting order.
Fantasy Best Bowler of Sri Lanka Vs Australia 22ndMatch Prediction
Adam Zampa – Many batsmen have found Zampa as a hard bowler to put away for runs. He bowls with tight lines and length because of which the batsmen cannot hit him for fours and sixes. They should only be content with only ones and twos. In a big ground like Dubai, Zampa would equally be more lethal as the surfaces in the UAE have been dry and they also support the spinners. Adam Zampa would be handy in the middle overs and his four overs will dictate the terms of this match.
WanindruHasaranga – The Sri Lanka spin bowling all-rounder has been good for his side so far. He has batted well in the middle order position and bailed the Sri Lankan team out after the top order didn’t fire and he has bowled well in his quota of four overs. Now against a tough opponent like Australia, Hasaranga should be equally good because the Aussies can tonk him for big sixes even if the track supports the spinners. Hasaranga’s batting will give Sri Lanka the advantage if they bat first today.
Fantasy Team for Sri Lanka Vs Australia 22nd Match Predictions: Dream 11, MPL, Predictions For Today’s Match
- Wicketkeeper: K. Perera
- Batsmen: D. Warner, S.Smith, A. Finch, B. Rajapaksa, C. Aslalanka
- All-rounder: G. Maxwel, W. Hasaranga
- Bowlers: J. Hazlewood, M. Starc, M. Theeksha…
- Captain: G. Maxwel
- Vice-captain: W. Hasaranga
Today Match Predictions
The Aussies are the favorites to win the game against Sri Lanka and they can also break the winning chain of the Lankan Tigers in the T20 World Cup 2021 event.