PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The pitch at the MCG generally tends to offer something for both batsmen and bowlers. Bounce is expected to remain consistent throughout the match.
- Australia clinched a nine-wicket victory in the 2nd T20 after defeating them in the first match by a huge margin.
- The Aussies have dominated Sri Lanka with both bat and ball in the ongoing T20I series.
- Their bowlers are giving the visitors a tough time by restricting them to 99 and 117.
- Australia will be missing Glenn Maxwell in this third T20I as the all-rounder has taken an indefinite break from cricket citing mental health issues.
- Either pacer Sean Abbott or batsman Ben McDermott are expected to make their way into the squad.
- With the series already in their grasp, the Aussies are likely to give Billy Stanlake another game.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF AUSTRALIA
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steven Smith, Ben McDermott/Sean Abbott, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake
- Sri Lanka has so far managed to win only four out of the twelve T20 matches played this year.
- Before Australia’s tour, Sri Lanka clean-swept Pakistan 3-0.
- But Sri Lanka couldn’t continue that winning ways in the ongoing tour.
- Their batsmen are finding it difficult to adjust to the Australian conditions and the bowlers are struggling to hit the right areas.
- Sri Lanka has dropped Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Oshada Fernando, and Kasun Rajitha and picked up Avishka Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella and Isuru Udana for the side.
- They are expected to make at least one change for their final game of the tour.
- Skipper Lasith Malinga will continue to lead Sri Lanka’s bowling attack.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF SRI LANKA
Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera (wk), Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga/Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Malinga (c), Nuwan Pradeep
OUR FANTASY LEAGUE PICKS FOR AUSTRALIA VS SRI LANKA, 3RD T20 | SRI LANKA TOUR OF AUSTRALIA 2019 ARE MENTIONED BELOW:
- David Warner (C)
- Aaron Finch (VC)
- Steven Smith
- Danushka Gunathilaka
- Ashton Agar
- Dasun Shanaka
- Kusal Perera
- Pat Cummins
- Adam Zampa
- Billy Stanlake
- Lakshan Sandakan
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*Disclaimer: A team here is picked based on the perception, analysis, and gut feeling of the author. When you select your team, analyze the points mentioned to arrive at your own decision.*