Cricket Prediction Sri Lanka tour of Australia 2018/19 – Australia vs Sri Lanka – Australia look to win their first series since sandpaper fiasco

Cricket match date01st February 2019

Cricket match time05:00 am IST

Cricket match location: Manuka Oval, Canberra

Cricket Match format: Test

Tournament: Sri Lanka tour of Australia 2018/19

Team A:  Australia

Team B:  Sri Lanka

Team A Captain:  Tim Paine

Team B Captain: Dinesh Chandimal

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Cricket Match Preview:

Australia handsomely won the first cricket test match against Sri Lanka. In a day-night cricket game, at no stage did Sri Lanka pose a threat to Australia and it was another meek surrender from a struggling side. Australia, meanwhile, would happily take any success that will come their way considering the torrid time they have had in the last few months.

Australia lost the test series against India by a margin of 2-1 and that would have disappointed them a great deal. Their first-choice bowlers failed to make an impression against their Indian counterparts. Their bowlers, barring Nathan Lyon and Pat Cummins, were disappointing and there were some criticisms of the way Josh Hazlewood and Mitch Starc bowled.

In the first test, however, their bowlers as well as young batsmen stood up and never let the advantage slip out of Australia’s hand. Meanwhile, the likes of Marnus Labuschagne and Travid Head made a mark with their half-centuries. Pat Cummins rose another level up the ladder of brilliance. He picked up 10 wickets in the cricket game and was one of the prime reasons of Sri Lanka’s poor performance. Debutant Jhye Richardson also impressed with his performance in both innings.

For Sri Lanka, there seems to be no end to their torrid times on the cricket field. They are now struggling in all conditions, against all countries and something needs to be done quickly to arrest this free fall of a once glorious cricketing nation. There was just one half-century in the entire cricket game from Sri Lanka and that is simply not good enough at this level.

India showed that if the bowling is good, this inexperienced batting lineup of Australia can be troubled. However, the difference in class of the bowling of Indians and Sri Lankans came to the fore as no Sri Lankan bowler could maintain pressure for a long period. While Suranga Lakmal did pick up a five-for, it came at a higher cost than Sri Lanka would have liked. It is going to be another uphill battle for Sri Lanka at Canberra.

Cricket Match Information:

Australia and Sri Lanka will face each other in a second cricket match of two-match test series. This will be the last test series for both teams before the upcoming cricket World Cup. Australia have won the first test match and will be looking to win their first cricket series since the sandpaper gate that happened in Australia’s tour of South Africa in 2018.

Australia

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Australia have brought about quite a few changes to their squad since the last cricket test match against India. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the first cricket test match.

Here is our prediction of Australia’s playing XI:

  • JA Burns
  • Marcus Harris
  • Usman Khwaja
  • KR Patterson
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Travis Head
  • Tim Paine
  • Mitch Starc
  • Pat Cummins
  • Nathan Lyon
  • Jhye Richardson

Sri Lanka

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Sri Lanka had another cricket match loss in their kitty against Australia. Our prediction is of some changes to the lineup following their loss in the first test.

Here is our prediction of Sri Lanka’s playing XI:

  • HDRL Thirimanne
  • FDM Karunaratne
  • Dinesh Chandimal
  • Kusal Mendis
  • Dilruwan Perera
  • ARS Silva
  • Niroshan Dickwella
  • HDRL Thirimanne
  • RAS Lakmal
  • PVD Chameera
  • CB Kumara

Cricket Statistics and Prediction:

Marcus Harris has looked in good form in all the cricket matches he has played but has not managed to score a hundred as yet. Our prediction is of a good performance from him against Sri Lanka.

Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:

It will be the first ever cricket test match to be played on this ground. Considering the results of ODI matches played here, it is expected to be a good batting pitch with lots of runs to be scored. Our prediction is of a good pitch with high first innings scores. Conditions are expected to be dry.

Our Prediction:

Australia will begin this game of cricket as favourites. Their victory in the first cricket test match shows that they can still be a dangerous side at home. Sri Lanka’s form is not ideal at the moment and our prediction is of another one-sided victory for Australia.

Top Batsman (Prediction):

Marcus Harris (AUS) – 50+ runs

Top Bowler (Prediction):

Pat Cummins (AUS) -4 or more wickets

Most Sixes (Prediction):

Pat Cummins (AUS)


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BetRallyIndia.com Odds

Australia – 1.14

Draw – 10.00

Sri Lanka – 8.25

*odds may change anytime

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