AUS vs SL ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup Match Prediction
Match: Australia vs Sri Lanka (AUS vs SL)
Time: 16 Oct, 02:00 PM (IST)
Series:: ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup Match
Venue: Ekana Cricket Stadium – Lucknow, India
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AUS vs SL Preview:
- David Warner is undeniably approaching the twilight of his international career, yet the left-handed batsman continues to amass runs for Australia, with no immediate successor in sight. The 36-year-old has notched an impressive total of 46 international centuries, 20 of which have been achieved in this particular format. While Mitchell Starc, by his own high standards, has not yet reached his peak performance, he has managed to secure 3 wickets in the current tournament. We endorse him as Australia’s likely top wicket-taker in the upcoming match, as he aims to enhance his ODI wicket count, which currently stands at 223.
- Kusal Mendis has maintained an average of just over 60 runs in his last ten innings in ODIs, making him a compelling choice as Sri Lanka’s leading run-scorer in this match. His excellent recent form in this format and his enthusiasm for testing himself against top bowling attacks make him a promising pick. Despite speculation about Matheesha Pathtirana’s selection being in doubt due to his expensive bowling in the tournament, Sri Lanka is placing its long-term trust in him. Pathtirana remains a natural wicket-taker, and we anticipate him being the top run-scorer for Sri Lanka.
- Although this game features numerous top-tier players, we anticipate that Mitchell Starc will exhibit exceptional prowess with the ball. Therefore, we recommend supporting him to claim over 1.5 wickets in the upcoming contest.
Live Streaming of AUS vs SL:
TV Channels: This game will be broadcast on Sky Cricket, Sky Sports PAK, Willow TV and Star Sports.
Live Streaming: You can live-stream the match on Disney+ Hotstar and Sky Go.
Weather & Pitch Report:
Anticipate a significant rise in humidity during the latter part of this match in Lucknow, as the temperature is projected to exceed 30 degrees for the initial three hours of the game.
The BRSABV Ekana pitch is poised to provide pace and bounce, along with some lateral movement for the fast bowlers. A competitive score is expected to hover around the 300-run mark in this match.
In the last two matches, and three out of the past four ODIs at this venue, the team batting first emerged victorious. As a result, we anticipate that both captains will opt to bat first in this upcoming match.
AUS vs SL Team NEWS:
AUS Team News:
Pat Cummins remains composed and is not inclined to react hastily following two losses in the tournament. Consequently, it would be quite unexpected if there were any alterations to the Australian team for this match. Marcus Stoinis and Josh Inglis were introduced in the last game, and we anticipate that they will continue in their respective roles.
SL Team News:
While Sri Lanka has a reputation for being strong contenders at Cricket World Cups, they encountered another setback with an injury during their recent loss to Pakistan. Regrettably, the injury struck their skipper, Dasun Shanka, and the appointment of a new captain is still pending.
2. Mitchell Marsh
3. Steven Smith
4. Marnus Labuschagne
5. Josh Inglis(WK)
6. Glenn Maxwell
7. Marcus Stoinis
8. Pat Cummins(C)
9. Mitchell Starc
10. Adam Zampa
11. Josh Hazlewood
2. Kusal Perera
3. Kusal Mendis(WK)
4. S Samarawickrama(WK)
5. Charith Asalanka
6. Dhananjaya de Silva
7. Dasun Shanaka(C)
8. Dunith Wellalage
9. Maheesh Theekshana
10. Matheesha Pathirana
11. Dilshan Madushanka
AUS vs SL Team Combo:
AUS Team Info –
- David Warner and Mitchell Marsh will probably open the inning.
- Steven Smith will bat at the one-down position. He is the backbone of the batting team.
- Marnus Labuschagne and Josh Inglis will handle the middle-order batting.
- Pat Cummins will lead the Australia as a Captain. He is also a good Bowler
- Josh Inglis will do the Wicket Keeping for Australia.
- Glenn Maxwell and Adam Zampa will take care of the spin bowling of his team.
- Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood will lead the pace attack of his team.
- Mitchell Starc is having topmost fantasy points in this series.
SL Team Info –
- Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera will probably open the inning.
- Kusal Mendis will bat at the one-down position. He is the backbone of the batting team.
- Kusal Mendis is having topmost fantasy points in this series.
- Sadeera Samarawickrama and Charith Asalanka will handle the middle-order batting.
- Dasun Shanaka will lead the Sri Lanka as a Captain. He is also a good All-Rounder
- Kusal Perera will do the Wicket Keeping for Sri Lanka.
- Dhananjaya de Silva and Dunith Wellalage will take care of the spin bowling of his team.
- Dilshan Madushanka and Matheesha Pathirana will lead the pace attack of his team.
Both teams had likely anticipated securing at least one victory in the tournament by now, and it will be intriguing to observe if the existing lack of confidence leads to an exciting contest. Australia possesses the capability to swiftly transition from consecutive losses to claiming a championship. Our forecast is that Australia’s team will exhibit a high degree of concentration in this match, rectifying some of the lax fielding witnessed in their previous game. While Sri Lanka may gain the upper hand at certain points, we predict that Australia will emerge as the victors in this encounter.
AUS vs SL Key Players:
The left-handed opener had been in superb form recently but faced difficulties, managing just 13 runs off 27 balls in the match against South Africa, regardless of the match’s context.
The right-handed top-order batsman was initially omitted from Australia’s tournament squad. Nevertheless, in the last match, he was the sole Australian player to reach the 30-run mark and emerged as the top scorer with 46 runs.
The right-arm fast-medium bowler demonstrates remarkable consistency in this format and has claimed seven wickets in his most recent four ODI matches in India.
The seasoned left-arm opening bowler increased his ODI wicket count by a couple more, as he accounted for the dismissals of the formidable David Miller and Marco Jansen last Thursday.
The right-handed opener has cemented his position at the forefront of the batting lineup in all formats and contributed with 51 runs in the previous match while batting as an opener.
There’s no question about who the in-form batsman is for Sri Lanka, and the wicketkeeper-batsman has notched impressive scores of 76 and 122 in the ongoing tournament. He might even be entrusted with the captaincy for this upcoming game.
The team management had held great expectations for the left-arm spinner in this tournament. However, up until now, his performance has been below par, having taken just one wicket in the campaign while conceding a total of 143 runs from two matches.
The right-arm spinner stands out as one of the taller, slower bowlers in the tournament, and it’s highly likely that we’ll witness him generate turn and bounce in this match.
AUS vs SL Team Forms:
AUS Team Form:
Australia has not only faced defeat in both of their ODIs in the 2023 World Cup but has also secured just one victory in their past eight matches in this format.
SL Team Form:
Sri Lanka has suffered defeat in their most recent two matches, with a comprehensive loss against India in the Asia Cup Final preceding the World Cup.
AUS vs SL SQUAD:
Australia (AUS) Squad:
David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis(WK), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins(C), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Sean Abbott, Travis Head, Alex Carey(WK), Cameron Green.
Sri Lanka (SL) Squad:
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis(WK), Sadeera Samarawickrama(WK), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka(C), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushan Hemantha, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara.
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