Cricket Match Information:
Australia vs Sri Lanka third and final T20 cricket match will be played at Melbourne. By the time this piece is being written, the second T20 International cricket game had not been played. Australia are currently leading the cricket series by 1-0 courtesy of a huge win of 134 runs over Sri Lanka. Our prediction expert expects a clean sweep of Australia over Sri Lanka in this cricket series.
- Tournament: Sri Lanka tour of Australia 2019/20
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 1:40 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 1.11.2019
- Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
- Weather: Cloudy, Temperature: 31 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0%
- Team A: Australia
- Team B: Sri Lanka
- Team A Captain: Aaron Finch
- Team B Captain: Lasith Malinga
Australia are going to be led by Aaron Finch once again in the final T20 cricket game. Finch has been leading the side for a while now and is expected to lead the side in the World T20 next year as well.
Australian fast bowler, Mitch Starc, is expected to return to the side in the final T20 International cricket game. He had taken personal leave for his brother’s wedding and missed the second T20 cricket game. If Australia win the series in Brisbane, they may choose to rest Pat Cummins from the third cricket game and give chance to Billy Stanlake or Sean Abbot.
Here is our prediction of Australia’s playing XI:
- Alex Carey
- Aaron Finch
- David Warner
- Steve Smith
- Glenn Maxwell
- Ashton Turner
- Ashton Agar
- Billy Stanlake
- Mitch Starc
- Kane Richardson
- Adam Zampa
Sri Lanka are being led by Lasith Malinga in this cricket series. They were led by Dasun Shanaka in their previous tour of Pakistan, where they emerged victorious by 3-0 margin. Sri Lanka got off to a poor start in this cricket series as they lost the first game by 134 runs.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the second T20 cricket game. This will be last game of the series and Sri Lanka would like to establish the core of players who will take part in World T20. Nuwan Pradeep bowled brilliantly in the first T20 amidst the carnage and was one of the shining light for the island team.
Here is our prediction of Sri Lanka’s playing XI:
- Lasith Malinga
- Niroshan Dickwella
- Kusal Perera
- Dasun Shanaka
- Bhanuka Rajapaksa
- Wanindu Hasaranga
- MD Gunathilaka
- Isuru Udana
- Nuwan Pradeep
- Lakshan Sandakan
- Kusal Mendis
Expert Prediction: AUS vs SL
Australia have embarked on the path of T20 dominance and are giving themselves every chance to succeed in their mission. After the third T20 cricket game against Sri Lanka, they will also be playing in a three-match T20 cricket series against Pakistan at home.
Australia are now focusing firmly on T20s, the World T20 remains the only title that they have not won yet. They have selected their full-strength squad for this cricket series, which is rarely the case when Australia play the T20 series at home especially in the shortest format of the game. The selection immediately showed the result as we saw every team member playing their role to perfection.
Sri Lanka have not begun well in Australia and were outplayed in every sphere of the game by a determined Australian cricket team in the first T20 game. They had won the T20 cricket series the last time they were here hence, expectation was high from them. They were riding high on confidence due to their recent exploits in Pakistan. It was a side devoid of their ten first-choice players, but they still managed to beat the home side by 3-0 margin.
Our prediction guru predicted tough times for Sri Lanka despite their thumping success against Pakistan recently. That is exactly how the first game panned out and now our prediction expert is backing Australia to do the clean sweep over Sri Lanka. Melbourne will be hotter than the other two venues and that might just be the best chance for Sri Lanka to show their mettle.
Toss prediction? – As in the first T20 international cricket game, the team winning the toss would like to know what to chase hence, they would like to field first. T20s are increasingly becoming the chase-friendly format and sides are likely to stick with that theory.
Who will win? – Australia
Top Batsman – David Warner (AUS), Kusal Perera (SL)
Top Bowler – Mitch Starc (AUS), Nuwan Pradeep (SL)
Most Sixes – David Warner (AUS), Kusal Perera (SL)
Man of the Match – David Warner (AUS)
Team Scores Batting first – Australia 200+, Sri Lanka 150+
Our Official Partner Odds for Australia vs Sri Lanka
Australia – 1.05
Sri Lanka – 6.50
*odds may change anytime