London, June 15, Saturday at 03:00 PM IST
The defending champions Australia will take on Sri Lanka on Saturday at Kennington Oval, London in their next assignment in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
With six points in four games, Australia is going hard in the tournament and are favourites against Sri Lanka. The in-form David Warner, Steve Smith and skipper Aaron Finch have looked rock solid in the batting line-up while M Starc, P Cummins and N CoulterNile have led the pace attack quite well. The only concern for the Aussies is the spin department. Adam Zampa has looked off-colour in all the three games before he was dropped in the last game. Perhaps, we can see Nathan Lyon in action at The Oval.
With two back to back washouts, Sri Lanka is low confidence and will look for a solid performance against Australia. In four games, they have managed one win and one loss with two no result encounters. Barring, Dimuth Karunratne and Kusal Perera, nobody else has contributed with the bat. They’ve been bowled out for 136 against New Zealand and 201 against Afghanistan and the time has come for others to take the charge with the bat.
The clash will begin at 03:00 PM IST.
Some rain is expected at the start of the game which can result in a delayed start. As per the weather forecast, it will be cloudy throughout the day which will assist the seamers. So, expect the toss winning side to opt to bowl first. Originally. the Kennington Oval is a batting wicket and it will remain the same for most of the time.
Avg 1st inn score: 250
Avg 2nd inn score: 217
Highest Total: 398/5 (50 Ov) by NZ vs ENG
Lowest Total: 103/10 (41 Ov) by ENG vs RSA
Head to Head in ODIs-
Total – 97
Australia – 60
Sri Lanka – 33
No result – 04
Head to Head on Neutral venues-
Total – 10
Australia – 08
Sri Lanka – 02
Head to Head in World Cup-
1996 – Final – Sri Lanka’s only World Cup victory over Australia
2003 – Semi-final – Australia won
2007- Final – Australia won
2015- Group Stage – Australia won
Sri Lanka have won the toss and have elected to bowl first
Nuwan Pradeep is fit and is playing today
M Srirwardene replaces Suranga Lakmal
Jason Behrendorff replaces Nathan Coulter Nile
Wicketkeeper- Alex Carey
Batsmen- David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, U Khawaja, Shaun Marsh
All-rounder- G Maxwell
Bowlers: M Starc, Pat Cummins, J Behrendorff, Kane Richardson
Bench: N Lyon, M Stoinis, N Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa
Wicketkeeper- Kusal Perera
Batsmen- L Thirimane, Kusel Mendis, Angelo Mathews, D Karunaratne (c)
All-rounder- D De Silva, T Perera, J Mendis
Bowlers- N Pradeep, Milinda Siriwardana, Lasith Malinga
Bench: Suranga Lakmal, Jeffrey Vandersay, Avishka Fernando
Aaron Finch (c), Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins
Sri Lanka –
Jeevan Mendis, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lasith Malinga, Thisara Perera, Kusal Perera (wk), Isuru Udana, Milinda Siriwardana, Nuwan Pradeep, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Suranga Lakmal
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