AUS vs SL 1st Test Match Prediction

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AUS vs SL 1st Test Match Prediction
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AUS vs SL 1st Test Match Prediction:

The Australia tour to Srilanka is coming towards an end. The long series that included 3 T20Is, and 5 ODIs has only 2 Tests left. The 1st test will start on Wednesday and it is going to be very crucial for Srilanka from a World Test Championship point of view. 

Earlier in the tour, Australia won the T20 series but flunked in the ODIs. Srilanka had put up a great show to win the series 3-1 in front of the home crowd. They will look on to carry the momentum from the previous series and give tough competition to power-packed Aussies.

Match Details:

Match – 1 of 2 @ 10:00 IST

Venue – Galle International Stadium, Galle

Where to watch live:

The game between Australia and Srilanka will be telecasted on Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv app

You can track live updates on the Stumps and Bails website as well.

Pitch Report:

The spinners will be crucial wicket-takers since the ground at Galle is predicted to be a rank turner. The pitch has been a really good one for batting. However, as the game goes on, it’s very probable that the pitch’s cracks will start to open up, which is why spinners could be used.

The best strategy for teams should be to win the toss and bat first. Both teams will do well with a total of about 280-350.

AUS VS SL PROBABLE PLAYING XI: 

Australia Probable XI: 

Usman Khwaja, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Jon Holland

Sri Lanka Probable XI:

Oshada Fernando, Dumth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Angela Matthews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Praveen Jayawickrama, Lasith Embuldeniya, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha

AUS VS SL What to expect?

Australia lost the five-match ODI series 2-3 and must be nervous on their current tour of the island country. The Sri Lankan spinners did a fantastic job of controlling the Australian batsmen. However, Test cricket is anticipated to present unique challenges for both teams.

AUS VS SL Who wins?

Since taking over for Tim Paine last year at the start of the Ashes, Pat Cummins has done a fantastic job making his comeback during the Ashes. Usman Khawaja has also been in fantastic shape.

The spinners from Srilanka are highly talented, so it could be difficult for the Australian hitters to handle them. Following a recent concussion recovery, Kasun Rajitha or Asitha Fernando are most likely to share the pace attack with Vishwa Fernando.

A team that bats first will have a great probability of winning. The cracks are likely to cause the pitch to open. It won’t be simple for the batters to play against top-notch spin bowling, particularly on the fourth and fifth days.

AUS VS SL Player to Watch out for:

Batting and All-round Performance

PLAYER RUNS AVERAGE
Dinesh Chandimal 4446 40.78
Angelo Mathews 6776 45.78
Dimuth Karunaratne 5768 39.77
Steve Smith 8010 59.77
Marnus Labuschagne 2390 54.31
Usman Khawaja (vc) 3638 47.24
Dhananjaya de Silva 2614 37.88

 

Bowling and All-round Performance

PLAYER WICKETS AVERAGE
Dhananjaya de Silva 30 56.93
Cameron Green 16 30.87
Lasith Embuldeniya 71 35.74
Nathan Lyon 427 32.15
Asitha Fernando 17 21.88

 

AUS vs SL Match Prediction:

The visitors had a successful start to their tour thanks to their victory in the T20I series. Team Australia had also bet on their own performance to win the ODI series. But the host team, Sri Lanka, triumphed in the series with a score of 3-2 after displaying outstanding resolve. Both Australia and Sri Lanka will want to conclude on a high note by winning the two-match Test series as the white-ball series was evenly contested. The team defending at the end has more chance to win. Toss will be a decider.

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