The Gabba, Brisbane, 30th October at 01:40 PM IST
The first T20I saw complete one-way traffic as the hosts Australia humiliated the visitors Sri Lanka by a havoc margin of 134 runs. Now the two teams will gear up for the second T20I which will be played at the Gabba in Brisbane.
Talking about the first T20I, David Warner’s maiden T20I hundred and late blitz from Glenn Maxwell ensured a mammoth total of 223 runs on the board.
In reply, the visitors never looked in command for the chase as they lost three wickets inside 4 overs with just 13 runs on the board.
They looked completely baffled and could only manage 99 runs on the board in their prescribed 20 overs.
One more win and Australia will take an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-match series, on the other hand, Sri Lanka will have to win here to keep the series alive.
Here, we have come up with the team news, possible playing elevens and Fantasy picks for AUS vs SL Dream11.
Australia won- 03
Sri Lanka won- 02
The Gabba generally offers a hard wicket that suits the batsmen more than the bowlers. Temperatures are always soaring here and with big boundaries on either side of the wicket makes it one of the best places to see the contest between bat and ball.
Total T20Is played here: 04
Batting first won: 03
Batting second won: 01
Average score: 179
Mitchell Starc is unavailable for this game
Unavailability: Mitchell Starc
Possible changes: Billy Stanlake will be replacing Starc. The rest of the eleven is expected to remain unchanged.
AUS Playing 11- (Expected)
Aaron Finch, David Warner, Kane Richardson, Glenn Maxwell, Billy Stanlake, Pat Cummins, Ashton Turner, Steven Smith, Adam Zampa, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey.
It was a disastrous effort with both bat and ball from Sri Lanka in the last game. Changes are definitely on the cards.
Injuries: No injury updates
Team combination: Kasun Rajitha who gave away 75 runs from just 4 overs is definitely under the scanner and could be replaced by all-rounder Isuru Udana. Oshada Fernando might lose his place to Niroshan Dickwella or Avishka Fernando.
SL Playing 11- (Expected)
Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kusal Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Mendis, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Oshada Fernando/N Dickwella, Lakshan Sandakan
Lasith Malinga (c), Nuwan Pradeep, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Mendis, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Oshada Fernando, N Dickwella, Lakshan Sandakan, S Jayasuriya, L Kumara.
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Kane Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Glenn Maxwell, Billy Stanlake, Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Ashton Turner, Steven Smith, Adam Zampa, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Ben McDermott.
Fantasy picks from Australia:
Players to rely upon:
David Warner: After a quiet show in the Ashes, David Warner roared like a lion in the first T20I by scoring a magnificent ton. He is one of the biggest threats when it comes to T20 cricket.
Aaron Finch: The skipper has been the lone sailor for quite some time now. He scored a quick-fire 64 in the last game and has 1735 runs from 53 innings in T20Is.
Pat Cummins: He is definitely on cloud nine this year. Not only economy wise but also his proficiency to take wickets regularly is the biggest threat for the opposition. He has scalped 27 wickets from 21 matches in T20Is.
With the added skill of bowling those offies apart from his bamboozling batting skills, Glenn Maxwell is definitely an x-factor in Australia’s set-up,
Players to avoid:
A Turner, A Agar.
Fantasy picks from Sri Lanka-
Players to rely upon:
Kusal Mendis: He is the backbone of Sri Lanka’s inexperienced batting line-up. Mendis will be opening the innings and is one of the safest bets with the bat.
Kusal Perera: He is definitely one player in the line-up who doesn’t fear going after the bowlers. From 40 T20I innings, he has scored 1035 runs.
Lasith Malinga: The skipper still remains one of the most intimidating bowlers in T20 cricket. The veteran pacer has accumulated 104 wickets from 77 matches.
Players to avoid:
Oshada Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Avishka Fernando
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Disclaimer: Management can take late decisions depending on the match situation. The Fantasy teams which we have provided here of AUS vs SL Dream11 is best of our interest and depending on the credit scores of the players.