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| On Feb 14, 2022 4:19 PM IST

AUS vs SL Dream11 Team, Who will win Australia vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I Today Match Prediction February 15

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AUS vs SL Today Match Prediction: The ongoing 5-match T20Is between Australia and Sri Lanka has got the cricket fraternity’s attention onto itself. And rightly so, it has been two successive nail-biting encounters, with Australia winning the second T20I in the super-over, courtesy of spell-binding exhibitions from Josh Hazlewood and later by Marcus Stoinis. Put to bat first, the hosts paved their way to a 164/6 in the first innings, with the No. 3 batter Josh Inglis being the lone warrior with a 32-ball 48 while striking at 150. In response, Sri Lanka steered their way to the end, riding on a sensational knock from opener Pathum Nissanka (73) and a destructive cameo from skipper Dasun Shanaka (34). Maheesh Theekshana and Dushmantha Chameera denied the Aussies an easy win,  but the visitors eventually faltered at the hands of the Aussies, as Marcus Stoinis clobbered back-to-back fours to chase down a target of 6 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the series.

AUS v SL 3rd T20I Match Details

Form Guide (Last 5 games)

AUS – W W W W W

SL – L L W L L

Team record at Manuka Oval in T20Is

AUS – 1 win and 1 defeat in 2 games

SL – Yet to play a game at Manuka Oval

Standings on T20I Rankings

AUS – 6

SL – 8

AUS vs SL Today Match Prediction

With Steve Smith missing out the remainder of the series owing to a concussion sustained in the second T20I, the onus would be on Glenn Maxwell to get back to his regular self in the shortest format. Not to mention, Aaron Finch hasn’t looked in a good nick in the last two matches, so hopefully, the skipper gets going in the third T20I and sets the foundation for a good total.  Ben McDermott, Josh Inglis and Marcus Stoinis have been impressive during their stay at the crease. Pacer Josh Hazlewood and leggie Adam Zampa have been lethal, to say the least, and the duo could be backed for a match-winning display in Manuka Oval.

For Sri Lanka, it’s a big blow ahead of this match, with spinner Wanindu Hasaranga being ruled out for this match as a result of testing COVID-19 positive.  The trio of Dushmantha Chameera, Chamika Karunaratne and leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay, who’s likely to be in the playing XI for Hasaranga, will have to carry the onus of affecting regular dismissals. Batting-wise, they could do well if the likes of Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando and Dinesh Chandimal – who form their core batting order – rise up to the occasion. Pathum Nissanka has been rock-solid at the opener’s role and it’s likely that the right-hander is going to come up with another dazzling show.

Who will win today’s AUS vs SL match?

Though Sri Lanka hasn’t made the series easy for Australia, who had to fight their way in the last two outings, the hosts still have a highly competent attack at the offer. Bowling has been spot on from the Aussies end. In fact, the only issue that they are facing – and likely that’s going to be resolved in the upcoming fixture – is the form essayed by Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell, who are among the widely acknowledged batters in the shortest format. Rest all, it is still the hosts’ game. Thus, Australia have been backed as the favorite to win this match AUS vs SL Dream11 Prediction.

 

Bet 365: AUS 1.16, SL 5.00

Australia vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I Dream11 Team & Playing 11 for Today’s Match

AUS Playing 11 (likely)

Aaron Finch (c)

Ben McDermott

Josh Inglis

Glenn Maxwell

Daniel Sams

Marcus Stoinis

Matthew Wade (wk)

Pat Cummins

Kane Richardson

Adam Zampa

Josh Hazlewood

The top picks from Australia for this fixture would be Josh Hazlewood and Ben McDermott.

Josh Hazlewood Stats in T20Is

T20Is

Wickets

Economy

Recent Form

26

39

7.51

3/22, 4/12

 

Ben McDermott Stats in T20s

T20Is

Runs

Average

100s/50s

Recent Form

93

2374

32.97

3/11

18, 53

 

Best wicket keeper in the world

SL Playing 11 (likely)

Pathum Nissanka

Kusal Mendis

Charith Asalanka

Avishka Fernando

Dinesh Chandimal (wk)

Dasun Shanaka (c)

Chamika Karunaratne

Jeffrey Vandersay

Dushmantha Chameera

Maheesh Theekshana

Nuwan Thashura

Best spinner in the world

The top picks from the Sri Lankan side would be Pathum Nissanka and Charith Asalanka.

Pathum Nissanka Stats in T20Is

T20Is

Runs

Average

50s

Recent Form

14

411

31.61

4

73, 36

Charith Asalanka Stats in T20Is

T20Is

Runs

Average

50s

11

311

31.10

2

1 to 100 jersey number in cricket

Today match score: If Australia bats first, then they could propel their way to 150-165 runs on this wicket. The same could be the case with Sri Lanka, for they have given the Aussies a tough fight this series.

Today pitch report: The wicket’s likely to offer plenty of support to both batters and bowlers. From the last two T20I outings, it boasts an average first innings score of 150. With clear skies in the second half, batting second should seem like a decent option for this fixture.

Where to watch AUS vs SL 3rd T20I: Sony Sports Network & Sony LIV app.

Australia vs Sri Lanka Time Table: AUS vs SL 15 February at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

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V Shashank

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