AUS vs SL Dream11 team, Who will win Australia vs Sri Lanka 4th T20I Today Match Prediction 18 February
Updated on: Feb 17, 2022 3:34 pm IST
AUS vs SL Today Match Prediction: Australia seized a comfortable win over Sri Lanka in the third T20I to take hold of the 5-match series and surely, with the form in their stride, the T20 champions would eye to extend their winning streak in the upcoming match at MCG scheduled to take place on February 18 (Friday). Sri Lanka at least put up a commendable fight in the first two matches, but the failure as a batting unit in the last outing cost them an opportunity to gain their first win in the series. Batting first, they could add only 121 runs, with middle-order batters Dinesh Chandimal (25) and skipper Dasun Shanaka (39*) contributing to the bulk. Post Kane Richardson’s 3/21 in the first innings, the hosts witnessed match-winning shows from Glenn Maxwell (39), Aaron Finch (35) and Josh Inglis (21*) to eventually chase down the total in 16.5 overs. Though a dead rubber, hopefully, there’s plenty of drama and action in sight in the fourth T20I.
AUS vs SL 4th T20I Match Details
Form Guide (Last 5 games)
AUS – W W W W W
SL – L L L W L
Team record at MCG in T20Is
AUS – 8 wins, 4 defeats and 1 no result in 13 games
SL – 2 wins and 1 defeat in 3 games
Standings on ICC T20I Rankings
AUS – 6
SL – 9
AUS vs SL Today Match Prediction
The MCG has certainly favored the Aussies on the majority of occasions in T20Is and it’s likely to be the norm in the remaining matches as well. With Josh Hazelwood, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc being rested for the last two matches, Jhye Richardson and Adam Zampa are likely to find their way in the playing 11. Batting-wise, all eyes would be on the quartet of Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, Josh Inglis and skipper Aaron Finch.
For Sri Lanka, the trouble lies in their batting order, which has lost wickets at quick intervals, especially in the early stages of the contest. Pathum Nissanka leads the scoring charts in the series, and if the opener gets solid support from Danushka Gunathilaka, Charith Asalanka and Kusal Mendis, then the visitors might have a chance to build a match-winning total. Right-arm quick Dushmantha Chameera has grabbed a few dismissals and along with off-spinner Maheesh Theekshana could render a few blows.
Who will win today’s AUS vs SL match?
Clearly, the Australian cricket team looks leaps and bounds above Sri Lanka for the competence they have at hand in the ongoing series. Though the visitors have the services of Pathum Nissanka and Dasun Shanaka, and able bowlers in Maheesh Theekshana and Dushmantha Chameera, it’s not going to be enough to contain the T20 champions. As per AUS vs SL dream11 prediction, Australia are the favorites to win this match.
Bet 365: AUS 1.11, SL 6.50
Australia vs Sri Lanka 4th T20I Dream11 Team & Playing 11 for Today’s Match
AUS Playing 11 (likely)
Aaron Finch (c)
Matthew Wade (wk)
Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell would be the best picks from a fantasy perspective for this matchup.
Adam Zampa Stats in T20Is
Glenn Maxwell Stats in T20Is
SL Playing 11 (likely)
Dinesh Chandimal (wk)
Dasun Shanaka (c)
For the visitors, Dushmantha Chameera and Pathum Nissanka would be the best picks for this fixture.
Dushmantha Chameera Stats in T20Is
|42||42||7.85||0/22, 2/30, 2/38|
Pathum Nissanka Stats in T20Is
|15||427||30.50||16, 73, 36|
Indian Cricket Players Jersey Numbers
Today match score: The wicket at MCG hasn’t been too high scoring in the T20Is, so any score around 150-160 could pose a challenge.
Today pitch report: The wicket’s got enough support for both batters and bowlers. A bit of cloudy weather as well, so the pacers would be looking to extract some movement at the early stages.
Where to watch AUS vs SL 4th T20I: Sony Sports Network & Sony LIV app.
Australia vs Sri Lanka Time Table: AUS vs SL 18 February at MCG in Melbourne.
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