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| On Feb 11, 2022 1:55 PM IST

AUS vs SL Dream11 Prediction 1st T20I Australia vs Sri Lanka Live score, Pitch Report, Player Stats, Dream11 Team for Today’s match

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AUS vs SL Dream11 Prediction: The 1st of the five-match T20I series between Australia and Sri Lanka will be played on Friday. Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) will host the first match and the home side will start as favorites. While the hosts are studded with plenty of proven match-winners in the likes of Aaron Finch, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Mathew Wade the touring Sri Lankan side features a couple of new faces and needs to punch above their weight.

This will be the first T20 outing for Australia since they were victorious in last year’s T20 World Cup and will be eying to kick off the campaign on the same note. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will be without Kusal Mendis at least for the opening fixture as the Lanka Premier League’s top run-scorer tested Covid positive ahead of the game.

AUS vs SL 1st T20I Match Details:

Fixture Name: Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I

Series Name: Sri Lanka Tour of Australia 2022

Date: 11 February

Time: 01:40 PM IST

Ground: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

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AUS vs SL Pitch Report

Sydney Cricket Ground has a good batting surface and the average first inning score at the venue in shortest format is around 160. In a total of 10 T20I played here, 4 have been won batting first while 5 have been won bowling first.

AUS vs SL Dream11 Prediction for Today Match

AUS Playing 11 (Likely)

Ben McDermott
Aaron Finch (c)
Josh Inglis
Steve Smith
Glenn Maxwell
Marcus Stoinis
Matthew Wade (wk)
Pat Cummins
Mitchell Starc
Adam Zampa
Josh Hazlewood

  • Aaron Finch will lead the side
  • Mitch Marsh and David Warner are unavailable
  • Ben McDermott and Josh Hazlewood have been added to the squad
  • Josh Hazlewood, M Star, A Zampa and P Cummins will handle the attack

Aaron Finch Stats in T20I

Aaron Finch will open the innings and in David Warner’s absence, the Aussie skipper will have the added responsibility of getting his team to a solid start. Finch was the leading run-scorer for Melbourne Renegades in the recently concluded BBL edition and will be looking to continue his form. In 10 innings, Finch smashed 386 runs at an average of 38.60 in BBL 2021/22.

Matches Runs Strike Rate
Overall T20 342 10366 140.42
Against SL 9 254 149.41

 

Mitchell Starc Stats in T20I

Mitchell Starc was one of the top wicket-takers for Australia in their T20 World Cup triumph and will lead the pace attack. He was in excellent touch in the biggest format, especially with the pink ball, and will be aiming to replicate the same in the shortest format.

Matches Wickets Economy
Overall T20 111 157 7.38
Against SL 7 11 6.75

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SL Playing 11 (Likely)

Pathum Nissanka
Charith Asalanka
Avishka Fernando
Ramesh Mendis
Dinesh Chandimal (wk)
Wanindu Hasaranga
Dasun Shanaka (c)
Janith Liyanage
Shiran Fernando
Maheesh Theekshana
Lahiru Kumara

  • Dasun Shanaka will lead the side
  • Kusal Mendi will miss this game as he tested positive for Covid 19
  • Danushka Gunathilaka has been added to the squad first time after suspension
  • Nine new faces have been named in the squad
  • Nuwan Thushara, Janith Liyanage, and Kamil Mishara are the new additions

Wanindu Hasaranga Stats in T20I

Wanindu Hasaranga is the key bowler in the Sri Lankan bowling attack. The no. 1 T20I bowler, Hasanranga has picked up 52 wickets in just 31 T20I and finished as the top wicket-taker in the 2021 T20 Men’s World Cup.

Matches Wickets Runs scored
Overall T20 83 110 979
Against AUS 3 02 19

 

Avishka Fernando Stats in T20I

Avishka Fernando finished second in the top run scorer’s list in the LPL 2021. Playing for Jaffna Kings, Fernando slammed 312 runs in 10 matches at an average of 34.66, including two fifties.

Matches Runs Strike rate
Overall T20 81 1863 132.31
Against AUS 3 41 91.11

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Who will win Australia vs Sri Lanka today match?

As per AUS vs SL today match prediction and Australia vs Sri Lanka cricket betting tips, the home side is favorites to win the fixture.  The Aussies are riding high on confidence after becoming the T20 World Champions and have the home advantage on their side. Apart from that, the visitors don’t even have their full strength squad and lack a couple of experienced players.

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AUS vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction

Wicketkeeper: M Wade, D Chandimal
Batsmen: S Smith, A Finch, A Fernando, C Asalanka
All-rounder: G Maxwell, W Hasaranga
Bowlers: J Hazlewood, M Starc, D Chameera

AUS vs SL Dream11 Prediction Captain and Vice Captain choices

For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: A Finch, W Hasaranga

For Grand League: M Starc, C Asalanka


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