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Cricket Match Information:
Australia vs Sri Lanka T20 cricket series is scheduled to begin this week. With World T20 under one year away, every side is looking to identify their top 15 players that can help them win the cricket World Cup. While Australia last played the T20 cricket series some time ago, Sri Lanka won their most recent series against Pakistan in Pakistan. Despite the latest cricket series win, our prediction guru expects a tough time for Sri Lanka in the first T20 international cricket game.
- Tournament: Sri Lanka tour of Australia 2019/20
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 9:00 am IST
- Cricket match date: 27.10.2019
- Venue: Adelaide Oval
- Weather: Cloudy, Temperature: 19 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0%
- Team A: Australia
- Team B: Sri Lanka
- Team A Captain: Aaron Finch
- Team B Captain: Lasith Malinga
Australia are supposed to be led by Aaron Finch in the T20 cricket series. But he is currently suffering from injury and in case he is unavailable for the first T20 game, Alex Carey is likely to be the captain.
T20 World Cup is scheduled to be played next year in Australia hence, it will be a golden opportunity for the home team to win their first title. Our prediction is of the inclusion of Mitch Starc, Pat Cummins and Kane Richardson as three pacers for this cricket game. If they decide to go with the four fast bowling option, then they will go with Ashton Agar as lone spinner.
Here is our prediction of Australia’s playing XI:
- Alex Carey
- Aaron Finch
- David Warner
- Steve Smith
- Glenn Maxwell
- Ashton Turner
- Ashton Agar
- Pat Cummins
- Mitch Starc
- Kane Richardson
- Adam Zampa
Sri Lanka are going to be led by Lasith Malinga in this cricket series. They were led by Dasun Shanaka in their previous tour of Pakistan. Malinga would like to continue the good work done by the young side in Pakistan.
Some of the youngsters have been rewarded for their performance in Pakistan and have been included in the squad despite the comeback of first-choice players.
Our prediction is of the inclusion of Niroshan Dickwella in the playing eleven as a wicketkeeper. The bowling attack is likely to remain the same as what we saw in Pakistan with the welcome addition of Lasith Malinga.
Here is our prediction of Sri Lanka’s playing XI:
- Lasith Malinga
- Niroshan Dickwella
- Dasun Shanaka
- Shehan Jayasuriya
- Bhanuka Rajapaksa
- Wanindu Hasaranga
- Avishka Fernando
- Isuru Udana
- Kasun Rajitha
- Nuwan Pradeep
- Lakshan Sandakan
Expert Prediction: AUS vs SL
It is just under one year to go for the T20 World Cup in Australia. Hence, most of the teams are now scheduled to play lots of T20 international games during the period. Australia and Sri Lanka will also join the bandwagon and are scheduled to play three T20 cricket games.
Sri Lanka are currently 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 a 3-0 margin. Most of those players have been retained by Sri Lankan selectors and with the addition of regulars like Lasith Malinga and Niroshan Dickwella, they are going to be further strengthened.
Australia are also focusing on T20s now. 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 likes of David Warner, Steve Smith, Pat Cummins and Mitch Starc have all been included in the squad and will be playing together in all likelihood.
Although Sri Lanka won the cricket series against the number one side in the world, beating a full-strength Australia in Australia is going to be a difficult task. Our prediction expert is going with Australia as their winner of the first T20 international cricket game. However, they need to be careful of the rejuvenated Sri Lankan squad, who might have just begun to turn the corner.
Toss prediction? – The team winning the toss would like to know what to chase and hence 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), Niroshan Dickwella (SL)
Top Bowler – Mitch Starc (AUS), Wanindu Hasaranga (SL)
Most Sixes – David Warner (AUS), Niroshan Dickwella (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 – 1.19
Sri Lanka – 3.85
*odds may change anytime