AUS Vs SL ICC T20 World Cup T20: Are Tournament Favorites Australia Out of WC? Today’s Match Will Decide

AUS Vs SL T20 WC T20
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AUS Vs SL T20 WC T20

There was something about Australia’s loss in the opener of ICC T20
World Cup 2022. The loss against Newzealand has put them in the back seat and Group 1 is too crowded to give them any space to come forward. Australia’s NRR has dropped to a very abysmal -4.45 and this definitely toppled them from the high horse. Let us look at AUS Vs SL T20 WC T20: Match Preview.

What has happened in Group A after Australia Loss?

NRRs only apply when teams are tied for first place going into the semifinals. But in a group of six teams, you want to be two of the best teams. There is a lot of rivalry. Furthermore, NRRs will be on teams’ minds. There is an additional hint of pressure on teams going back as far as Australia, who often defeat Sri Lanka at home. They want for a significant victory rather than merely defeating Sri Lanka.

What Srilanka should Expect from the Game vs Australia?

Sri Lanka will be satisfied with victory alone. The spinners they have are superior than Australia’s, and they include Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, and Dhananjaya de Silva. But on paper, Sri Lanka doesn’t appear to have many victories. They lack a pace assault of the calibre of Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, and Mitchell Starc. While Kusal Mendis appears to be putting together a strong performance, Sri Lanka’s middle order struggled in the qualifiers. They are quite reliant on those 8–12 spin overs.

Some stars will need to line up for an upset to occur. It could be necessary for players like Dasun Shanaka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa to produce innings similar to those they produced at the most recent Asia Cup, which Sri Lanka won. The inexperienced seamers from Sri Lanka will also need to deliver above and beyond.

Game Changers For Australia

It is not especially unexpected that Australia’s leading scorers this year have all been the team’s starters. They have already suffered defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka, therefore they will feel confident about stopping their inexperienced seam attack. Aaron Finch is 136 versus Sri Lanka and has three fifty-plus scores. David Warner has previously dominated Sri Lanka, scoring a hundred and six fifties. He has scored 642 runs against them, which is the most of any opponent, with a strike rate of 141. To turn this into a contest, Sri Lanka will probably need them to leave early.

Game Changers for Srilanka

Maheesh Theekshana has been steadily establishing himself as a record-breaker despite Wanindu Hasaranga receiving most of the media attention. He has 29 wickets after 28 T20Is, which is noteworthy considering he frequently bowls at least one over during the powerplay, and a good economy rate of 6.42. Theekshana will probably also need to bowl at the close of an innings without Dushmantha Chameera, Sri Lanka’s go-to death bowler. He has done a good job thus far. In this competition, he has seven wickets and has kept an economy rate of 5.86.

The contest between the two teams will be special. We have seen them playing against each other recently but the scenarios are completely different now. Even though Australia has the advantage, they are also on the back foot. A lot depends on today’s victory for them.

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