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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – Australia vs Sri Lanka Preview & Prediction

Australia and Sri Lanka come into the series on the back of the good form in the T20Is. Australia previously beat India 2-0 on tour while Sri Lanka comes off a 3-0 clean sweep against Pakistan. However, there were a lot of changes for Sri Lanka with the relatively experienced faces back for this tour. Lasith Malinga, fairly obviously, will be the key bowler who was featured with figures of 5-6. This includes double hat-trick, in his previous T20I against New Zealand. Oshada Fernando also impressed in Pakistan with unbeaten 78 in the previous match of the tour. Also, He chipped in with a 25-ball 38 in the rehearsal match against the Prime Minister’s XI which Sri Lanka missed by one wicket. Nuwan Pradeep upped his game in the previous year or so and chose up seven wickets in the first two T20Is in Pakistan. What further encourages Sri Lanka is the win they had on their last T20I tour of Australia in 2017 by 2-1.

Australia vs Sri Lanka

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Australia looks well-rounded this time around. Glenn Maxwell, as usual, remains the most difficult batsman. He is likely to be promoted in the batting order if team Australia get off to a great start. Skipper Aaron Finch missed the game due to a side strain, however, has been declared fit. He will be partnering with David Warner at the top of the order. Billy Stanlake and Mitchell Starc bring in an express pace into the Australian line-up complemented by the leg-spin of Adam Zampa. Andrew Tye will miss the match due to an injury.

The probable playing XI of teams:

Australia- David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Turner, Kane Richardson, Billy Stanlake, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Pat Cummins. Sri Lanka- Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Perera, Lasith Malinga, Wanindu Hasaranga, Nuwan Pradeep, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha.

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions

  • Who will win? – Australia.
  • Who will win the toss? – Australia.
  • Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –David Warner (Australia), Danushka Gunathilaka (Sri Lanka).
  • Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Mitchell Starc (Australia), Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka).
  • Most Sixes –Glenn Maxwell (Australia), Bhanuka Rajapaksa (Sri Lanka).
  • Man of the Match – Glenn Maxwell.
  • Team Scores Batting first –Australia 180+, Sri Lanka 165+.

Match Info

  • Date- 30 October 2019.
  • Time: 13h40.
  • Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Odds: Uas-1.10 and SRL 5.40.

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