AUS vs SL Prediction: England made short work of Bangladesh yesterday as they won by eight wickets. Bangladesh could only manage 124 in their 20 overs with Tymal Mills picking up three wickets. In response, England cruised to the total with six overs to spare. In the evening game, Namibia continued to write history as they defeated Scotland by four wickets, chasing down their total of 109.
Australia are set to face off against Sri Lanka tonight at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Both teams head into this encounter on the back of wins and will inch closer to qualification with a win here. Australia narrowly defeated South Africa in the opening game while Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh.
AUS vs SL Cricket Betting Tips
Australia vs Sri Lanka
Match 22, T20 World Cup
28 October 2021, 07:30 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. It will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. The matches are split into four venues- Muscat, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. T20 World Cup will be broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
AUS vs SL Head to Head: Both teams have won 8 times against each other, but Australia have won the last four.
AUS – 70%
SL – 30%
Australia are the stronger side on paper and expected to win this match. They have many match-winners on their side. However, this wicket also suits Sri Lanka and they can pack a punch. The betting sites seem to heavily favor Australia.
Bet365: AUS: 1.33; SL: 3.40
Australian top-order has not contributed much lately but we expect Aaron Finch to be amongst the runs tonight. He has 2473 runs in 77 innings at an average of 37 including 15 fifties and two hundreds.
Glenn Maxwell can contribute with both bat and ball. He provides a fifth/sixth bowling option and is a handy bowler on these wickets. He has 1798 runs and 32 wickets in 73 matches.
Charith Asalanka was the destructor in chief versus Bangladesh. He has shown great skills in his short career. He can also roll over his arm if required. Asalanka has 155 runs in 6 innings with the highest score of 80*.
AUS Playing XI
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matt Wade (wk), Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins.
SL Playing XI
Kusal Perera (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara.
It is a decent batting deck in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. There might be some help for the pacers early on. Batsmen should make the most of powerplay overs. 160-170 should be a winning total on this ground. The team winning the toss might elect to bat second as chasing has been easier recently considering the dew factor.
If AUS bats first: 160-170
If SL bats first: 150-160
It will be a bright sunny day ahead with a maximum temperature of 32 degrees Celsius by mid-day. The humidity levels reported in the morning hours at Dubai are close to 70%. The sunset is at 05:40 PM local time. After sundown, as the match begins the temperature is will be 31 degrees and will reduce to 29 degrees by the end. Humidity is expected to be around 60-70%. It will feel like 33-35 degrees. There will be light winds with speeds of 10-20 KmPH. With clear skies at night moderate amount of dew is expected in the second innings.
WICKET-KEEPERS: K Perera
BATSMEN: S Smith, A Finch, A Fernando, C Asalanka
ALL-ROUNDERS: M Marsh, G Maxwell, W Hasaranga
BOWLERS: J Hazlewood, M Starc, L Kumara
Captain choices: C Asalanka/ G Maxwell
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