AUS vs SL Match Preview: In the ICC T20 World Cup, there will be a match between the teams of Australia (AUS) and Sri Lanka (SL) on Thursday. In this match to be played at the Dubai International Stadium, both the teams will be eyeing to win the match and register a second win in the tournament. Australia had defeated South Africa in the last match, while Sri Lanka on the other hand defeated Bangladesh. However, Australia’s batting was poor in the last match and they could hardly achieve the target of 119 runs. In such a situation, the match against Sri Lanka is expected to be exciting.
Many Australian batsmen were flop in the last match
Australia had to struggle only to reach the target of 119 runs against South Africa in the first match. His score was 38 for three at one time and was won in the last over. Captain Aaron Finch could not even open the account, while David Warner, who was struggling to score runs for some time, again returned to the pavilion cheaply. Mitchell Marsh’s bat is also not working.
Steve Smith took the lead against South Africa and his performance will matter a lot as he progresses in the tournament. The good news for Australia is that Glenn Maxwell has maintained his Indian Premier League form with both batting and bowling. He has provided options to the captain in the last match by taking one wicket in four overs.
Sri Lanka’s performance in the last match was good
There are good spinners in the Sri Lankan team and they did well in the last match. The return of Mahish Dikshana, who could not play against Bangladesh due to injury, will boost the morale of the team. Leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga’s performance will also mean a lot for Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka will also expect good contributions from Charit Aslanka, Pathum Nisanka and Avishka Fernando. Aslanka played an important role in the team’s victory by playing a brilliant innings of 80 runs in the last match.
Talking about the pitch of Dubai International Stadium, the score of 140-160 has been seen in recent matches. Here the average score of the first innings is 143, while the average score of the second innings is 122. During the T20 World Cup 2021 match here, West Indies scored a total of 140+, which was easily chased by South Africa. The pitch will help the spinners. The dew factor will be beneficial for the team batting in the second innings.
The match between Australia and Sri Lanka will be very tough. Sri Lanka is more likely to win in this match, but Australia’s team is also very strong. It will be interesting to see which team will be able to win the match.
Australia’s probable playing XI
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
Sri Lanka’s Probable Playing XI
Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Pathum Nishanka, Kushal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Avishka Farrando, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Vanendu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmanta Chamira, Mahesh Dikshana, Lahiru Kumar.
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