AUS vs SL Dream11 Match Prediction | ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 | Fantasy Team, Team News

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AUS vs SL Dream11 Prediction | Australia vs Sri Lanka Match Preview | Fantasy Team & Team News

After abandoning the last two games, Sri Lanka has not played a cricket match for the last 11 days. Inactivity for so long, especially in a top tournament such as a World Cup, is a big issue. Australia, on the contrary, will be playing their third game in just a week.

After their defeat against India, Australia looked confident against Pakistan. The opening duo of Aaron Finch and David Warner provided the team with a very strong start which ended Australia’s innings at 307 runs. The Pakistani bowling attack wasn’t forgiving either, restricting their innings to only 49 overs, courtesy of Mohammad Aamir’s beautiful spell.

Sri Lanka is by all means one of the weakest teams in this iteration of the World Cup. They haven’t been able to bat the full 50 overs in both matches that have been played, losing to New Zealand by 10 wickets and barely scraping a win against Afghanistan. In fact, they were almost on the verge of defeat against Afghanistan due to a monstrous performance with the ball from Mohammad Nabi.

While Australia isn’t one of the best bowling units in this World Cup, they are scary enough to pose a real threat to the very weak batting order of Sri Lanka.

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Match Details

Competition – ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Venue – Kennington Oval, London

Date & Time – 15th June, 03:00 PM IST

Where to watch: Star Sports & Hotstar

Pitch Stats & Information

Average 1st innings score: 250

Average 2nd innings score: 217

Highest Total: 398/5, Lowest Total: 103/10

Highest Chased: 322/3, Lowest Defended: 260/5

The Oval is one of the most iconic stadiums, hosting the inaugural Ashes and the first Test on English soil. Overall, The Oval is a very well balanced ground. Out of the 71 ODIs played here, 41% have been won while batting first and the rest (59%) batting second. The RPO is around 4.97 and RPW, 33.48.

AUS vs SL Head to Head

Australia and Sri Lanka have met each other in 97 ODIs in the history of the game. Australia has won 60 games while Sri Lanka only 33. The last time they met for an ODI was in the World Cup warmup matches where Australia won the game by 5 wickets.

Australia’s recent ODI run (latest first):

  • 12th June – Won vs Pakistan by 41 runs
  • 09th June – Lost vs India by 36 runs
  • 06th June – Won vs Windies by 15 runs

Sri Lanka’s recent ODI run (latest first):

  • 11th June – Match Abandoned vs Sri Lanka
  • 07th June – Match Abandoned vs Pakistan
  • 04th June – Won vs Afghanistan (DLS Method)

AUS vs SL Dream11 Team News & Squad

  • Sri Lanka’s pacer, Nuwan Pradeep might return to the squad as he was seen at the nets in the Oval. He was injured before the match versus Bangladesh.
  • Australia is still missing their key all-rounder Marcus Stoinis who is still unfit. Mitch Marsh has been flown in from Australia in case Stonis isn’t able to continue for the rest of the tournament.
  • Kane Richardson was being fielded in place of Stoinis in the game versus Pakistan.
  • Adam Zampa could be in the playing 11, replacing Kane Richardson versus Sri Lanka.

Toss Update:

Sri Lanka wins the toss and will field first

One change for Sri Lanka – M Siriwardene comes in place of S Lakmal

Australia have made one change – J Behrendorf replaces Nathan CoulterNile

Australia Playing XI (confirmed):

Aaron Finch(c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(w), Kane Richardson, Jason Behrendorff

Sri Lanka Playing XI (confirmed):

Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Kusal Perera(w), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Milinda Siriwardana, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep

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AUS vs SL Dream11 Fantasy Team

Fantasy Picks from Australia

Aaron Finch | David Warner | Glenn Maxwell | Mitchell Starc

  • David Warner is looking fearless again, regaining his confidence in the last game and scoring 107 off 111 balls. While he was demotivated before the World Cup, stating he might never be able to score a century for Australia again, he proved himself wrong and will definitely improve from here on out.
  • Supporting David Warner, Aaron Finch also performed very well, all while creating a great partnership with Warner. His 82 off 84 fueled with Warner’s century helped Australia set up a score of 307 at the end of the innings.
  • In the absence of Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell is the key for balancing the Australian squad. He bats at number 4 and while hasn’t picked up any wickets so far in the tournament, he’s been fairly economical at 6.62. With the bat, he’s scored a total of 510 runs in 17 matches played in 2019.
  • Mitchell Starc, the lead pacer of the team has been very effective and impactful in winning many games for his side. He got a 5-wicket haul versus West Indies and has a total of 9 wickets in the 4 matches from the World Cup.

Fantasy Picks from Sri Lanka

Dimuth Karunaratne | Lasith Malinga | Nuwan Pradeep

  • Dimuth Karunaratne, Sri Lankan skipper is the only consistent player in what is one of the weakest batting teams in this tournament. He’s scored 82 runs from 2 matches. While skipping 11 days between a match isn’t helpful, it hopefully helps the players to focus on their individual skills.
  • The veteran, Lasith Malinga is the most experienced player in the Sri Lankan squad. He grabbed 3 wickets in the match versus Afghanistan and should help the team with his experience versus other teams.
  • Nuwan Pradeep, one of the best bowlers for Sri Lanka did a little better than Malinga and got a 4 wicket haul versus Afghanistan. The duo was extremely impactful and will definitely be very important for Sri Lanka since their batting order is one of the weakest.

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Suggested Captains: D Warner, A Finch, M Starc, D Karunaratne, N Pradeep

One change for Sri Lanka – M Siriwardene comes in place of S Lakmal

Australia have made one change – J Behrendorf replaces Nathan CoulterNile

**You can pick J Behrendorff in place of Adam Zampa

Vastav

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