Australia vs Sri Lanka who will win today
The defending champions and hosts Australia are all set to bounce back in their second group stage game against Sri Lanka after facing some heat in the Super 12 phase opener on Saturday. Let us look at Match details, preview, and Australia vs Sri Lanka who will win today?
The defending champions started their 2022 World Cup campaign on a shaky note as they faced a humiliating 89-run defeat from the neighbours New Zealand.
After the defeat, the former captain urged the team to bring in Green into the side but the team is looking confident to play with same eleven.
From here, the hosts needs to win all of their remaining four games against Sri Lanka, England, Ireland and Afghanistan.
However, they then need to see if the net run rate is quite enough to allow them to advance to semi-finals. As in the last year’s World Cup South Africa failed to make into the semi-final stage despite a 4-1 due to net run-rate.
Inclusion of Cameron Green
The inclusion of Green in the squad is quite necessary considering his current form as in the smashed two half-centuries in the last month series against India. He, however, was not the part of team Australia for the World Cup. But he received the call to join the squad last minute due to Josh Inglis exit.
Chasing a target of 201 against New Zealand, the hosts bundled out for just 111. With Maxwell was the highest scorer for the side with 28 off 20. Apart from him, Pat Cummins recorded 21.
The huge loss handed Australia a -4.450 net run-rate on table. Which is now tough to overcome. They need to win games with good margins to bring the run-rate into + form.
Australia Vs Sri Lanka
However, ahead of the big clash against Sri Lanka. The all-rounder Marsh provided hints that the team will play with similar eleven, the official announcement yet to be made.
“If you look down at our team, we’ve got a pretty incredible batting line up for a T20 side,” said Marsh.
“We’re early on in the tournament and things may change but for now I think we’ve got a really set eleven and one that I truly believe in.”
When asked whether he would like to see Green in the side, Marsh replied with a smile: “Yes and no.”
“Yes, because he’s an unbelievable talent,” said Marsh.
“No, because it probably means he takes my spot. So we’ve had words about that. I just told him to calm down a bit and give me another few weeks, and then it is all his. But look, I think any time you’ve got someone like him on the sidelines, it’s good.
“It creates pressure within the group. But for now, I think we’ve got the right eleven. Marsh added.
Australia Probable XI against Sri Lanka
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood