AUS vs SL Dream11 AFTER TOSS: The 22nd match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to be played between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on 28 October (Thursday). While talking about the standings of these two teams so far in the ongoing edition of the tournament, Australia are placed at the third spot while Sri Lanka occupies the second position on the points table in Group 1.
Both these sides are coming into this match very much high on confidence after winning their respective previous matches. The Australian team registered a brilliant 5-wicket win over South Africa in their opening match in this Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup. On the other hand, Sri Lanka went on to defeat Bangladesh by a comprehensive margin of 5 wickets after having done well in the Round 1.
Australia are placed at the 7th spot in the ICC T20I Rankings with 240 rating and 7923 points. On the other hand, Sri Lanka are currently placed at the 10th position in the ICC T20I Rankings with a rating of 229 and 5048 points. In the 16 matches played between these two teams, both Australia and Sri Lanka have managed to win 8 games each.
Fixture Name: Match 22, Australia vs Sri Lanka
Competition: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021
Date: 28 October
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Ground: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Pitch Report: The surface and the conditions at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium are once again expected to be dry and slow. The spinners have extracted great amount of turn from this track and it will behave similarly in this match as well. There will be some amount of dew in the second innings since it is a day-night game. However, bowling first will be a safe option after winning the toss. The par score will once again remain around the 150-160 mark.
Toss Update: Australia won the toss and opted to bowl first.
It will be a great move to pick a mixed combination of Australia and Sri Lanka players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. Since it is the opening stage of the tournament, it will be a good decision to include more of batters to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith and Wanindu Hasaranga remain the must pick players.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Kusal Perera
BATTERS: Steve Smith, David Warner, Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka
ALL-ROUNDERS: Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga
BOWLERS: Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Lahiru Kumara
Australia will definitely start as the favourites to win this match against Sri Lanka. Australia have a mixture of really experienced and young players to do well in this ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. On the other hand, Sri Lanka are also very much high on confidence after brilliant win against Bangladesh in the last match and won all of their three games in the qualifiers.
Australia will be hoping to gain some important confidence both with the bat and ball from their last win against South Africa. The likes of Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh will have to take the responsibility in the batting department and they will be looking to be amongst the runs on consistent basis. On the other hand, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood will form part of the bowling attack.
For the Australian team, swashbuckling batter Glenn Maxwell will be a key player to watch out for in this ICC T20 World Cup due to his spectacular performance in the IPL 2021 season. Maxwell smacked more than 500 runs in a single IPL season at an excellent average of 42.75. He also has a brilliant record in the T20I format having scored 1780 runs from 72 matches at a phenomenal strike-rate of 158.93.
Australia’s left-arm speedster Mitchell Starc is quite an experienced campaigner in the limited-overs format. He has picked up a total of 51 wickets having represented Australia in 41 T20I matches. Mitchell Starc has a fine average of 21.82 and a brilliant economy of 7.23 in the shortest format of the game. He will be a crucial wicket-taking bowler for Australia in this T20 World Cup due to his raw pace in these UAE conditions.
AUS Playing 11 (Confirmed)
The Sri Lankan side will be aiming to do well both with the bat and ball. The Sri Lankan team management would want the likes of Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera and Charith Asalanka to take the responsibility in this game. Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara and Chamika Karunaratne have been really good with the ball and they would want to continue the good work.
Sri Lanka’s key wicket-taking leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga had delivered sensational performance for the national team in the white-ball formats in the last few months. Wanindu had taken three crucial wickets in the last win against Netherlands. He is currently the No.2 ranked T20I bowler in the ICC T20I Rankings. Wanindu Hasaranga was also the Player of the Series during the last T20I series against India at home.
Sri Lankan explosive batter Kusal Perera will have to take the responsibility in the batting department in this mega event. Even though he has not played a lot of competitive cricket in the recent while due to injury, he is quite an experienced player especially in T20 cricket. Kusal has smashed more than 1400 runs while playing in as many as 55 T20I matches at a fine strike-rate of 131.98. He has also notched up a total of 12 half-centuries in T20I cricket.
SL Playing 11 (Confirmed)
Watch the Australia vs Sri Lanka ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 match Live score and streaming on the Star Sports Network and HotStar app. All the players stats and match scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary will be available on the Hotstar app. A big panel of experienced commentators will be providing their expert comments during this entertaining AUS vs SA encounter from 7:30 PM IST in Dubai. The crowds will be allowed throughout this T20 World Cup in the UAE.
India & rest of the Indian sub-continent (including Sri Lanka): Star Sports
Australia: Fox Sports, Channel 9
United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland: Sky Sports
South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa: SuperSport
United Arab Emirates: Etisalat Criclife
USA & Canada: Willow TV
New Zealand: SKY Sport
Pakistan: Ten Sports, PTV Sports
Bangladesh: Gazi TV
Afghanistan: Radio Television Afghanistan
South East Asia: Fox Networks Group
Pacific Islands: Digicel
MENA, Continental Europe and Central Asia: Yupp TV
Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong: Star Cricket
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