Australia will face Sri Lanka in match no:22 of the T20 World Cup 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. The match will begin at 07:30 PM IST on Thursday, October 28th. Here are our AUS Vs SL Match Predictions, with a preview, squad, and probable XI.
AUS vs SL MATCH PREDICTIONS: PREVIEW
To defeat Bangladesh in the previous match, Sri Lanka had to depend on individual performances. On the surface, the Sri Lankans’ inexperience would be put to the test versus Australia, the much tougher side.
Glenn Maxwell’s contribution would be crucial, and with a quality bowling attack led by the combination of Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, and Pat Cummins, Australia would have enough firepower to challenge Sri Lanka.
AUS vs SL: Favourites?
With a win in their first Super 12 matchup, Sri Lanka has placed 2nd position in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Group 1 standings list. The team currently has 2 points.
With a win in their first Super 12 matchup, Australia has placed 3rd position in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Group 1 standings list. The team currently has 2 points.
Which players will be match-winners in this game?
Australia: Mitchell Starc is a world-class bowler, who is capable of swinging the ball fiercely and delivering yorkers in the death overs.
Sri Lanka: Maheesh Theekshana has been Sri Lanka’s best bowler, he is capable of getting breakthroughs for his team at crucial times.
Aaron Finch (Captain) and his partner David Warner, who opens for Australia, have not performed well so far. It will be regarded as a huge setback for the squad, and the combo must concentrate on the issue.
Sri Lanka seemed to be very focused from the group stage matches to enter into the Super12. Hopefully, they will be able to maintain their form in order to confront their formidable rivals Australia.
Probable Playing XI:
Australia predicted XI:
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matt Wade (wk), Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, and Pat Cummins.
Sri Lanka predicted XI:
Kusal Perera (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga and Lahiru Kumara.
What do stats say about AUS vs SL?
By their challenging abilities, Australia’s experienced unit may conquer Sri Lanka’s inexperienced unit. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, appeared to be laser-focused on winning the match.
Considering the recent games, the pitch at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium is tough, with certain assistance available for both batters and bowlers. Powerplay overs will be crucial, as scoring runs would be easier against the fresh new ball. Wickets in hand will be essential since both teams are expected to favor chasing after winning the toss.
The game will be played in the Evening. As per weather.com, the temperature in Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dhabi will be about 29℃ during the day and 27℃ at night on October 28. With a clear sky, there will be just a 2% chance of rain. Daytime, the humidity will be about 50%. As a result, players will have to suffer from the hot weather on the field in the afternoon.
Dubai International Cricket Stadium is a very competitive one and will be tough for both Sides.
Australia and Sri Lanka both won their initial matches, versus South Africa and Bangladesh, accordingly, and now face each other in the hope to advance to the semifinals.
Australia has a higher probability of winning the game versus Sri Lanka. Though Lankans’ were Inexperienced, they are hungry to clinch the game.
Please note that our Match predictions are based on our analysis and they do not guarantee positive results.