SL Playing 11:In the Match 22 of the T20 World Cup 2021, the Sri Lanka team will be up against the Australian team. The Sri Lanka team have been in terrific momentum in the World Cup with 4 in 4.
In the last fixture, the Sri Lanka team were terrific with their impressive performances. In the bowling unit, apart from Chamika, all the bowlers were average. But the batting performances will keep them upbeat of chasing down any score on the board. The batters like Asalanka, Nissanka, and Rajapaksa provided vital contributions, while players like Perera, Fernando need to keep up the same form.
The Sri Lanka team will be in fine confidence after securing a confidence boosting victory against the Bangladesh team. The bowlers put up an average show to give away too many runs, and have a scope of improvement to make against strong Australia team. The players like Lahiru Kumara and Hasaranga will play vital role. While, the mystery spinner Theekshana is expected to replace Binura in the Playing 11.
In the batting department, even with failures of players like Kusal Perera and Avishka Fernando, the team displayed their strength to chase down the score successfully. The top scorer Charith Asalanka looked top notch with his performances with 80 runs, while Bhanuka Rajapaksa also scored half century.
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SL Playing 11 (likely)
Sri Lanka Squad: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya De Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Akila Dananjaya, Binura Fernando.
WATCH AUS vs SL T20 World Cup 2021 LIVE on Star Sports 1 and Disney+ Hotstar. It will be a tough competition between both teams, who will try hard to make their case strong to qualify for the semifinals of the tournament. With a win in this match, the winning team will have 2 victories, and will need another with good run rate, or 2 more to fill the spots. The Australia team have a quality players in their ranks and have all their bases covered, while the Sri Lanka team need to improve bowling performance to secure a win in this fixture and bag the top spot in the group.
1. Charith Asalanka
The top order batsman has been a pillar of strength for the team in this year. He scored 80 runs off 49 balls in the last match to secure a win against Bangladesh team. During the innings, he showed maturity and terrific ball striking capabilities in pressure.
2. Lahiru Kumara
The pacer has been impressive with his pace and accuracy in the tournament. He has fired in lethal yorkers and has been able to include variations using bouncers as well.
3. Wanindu Hasaranga
The spinner has been consistent with his wicket taking abilities in the T20 format. In the group matches, he showed his proficient with the bat and can be your differential pick in the fixture between Sri Lanka and Australia.
4. Chamika Karunaratne
The bowler with his fine pace and accuracy was quite impressive with his performance to lift the team’s spirits in the last fixture. He took a single wicket and has the ability to be proficient with the bat as well in the middle order.
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