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SL vs AUS Prediction: Sri Lanka vs Australia Best Fantasy Picks for 1st Test Match Today

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SL vs AUS Prediction: World Test Championship (WTC) leaders Australia will have a stern challenge in hand as they take on host Sri Lanka. The hosts will be looking to continue on their impressive form for the upcoming Test series against Australia. Fourth in the World Test Championship (WTC), Sri Lanka will face the stern challenge of Australia. A perfect start for both the teams could be see them take the decisive lead in the two-match Test series.

Sri Lanka vs Australia Match Preview:

Sri Lanka were a dominant force in the ODI series as they won 3-2 and will try to imply the same in the red-ball format. A perfect start for the hosts can see them down the Aussies, but Pat Cummins’ side haven’t lost a match in the current WTC cycle.

Match: SL vs AUS – 1st Test

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 29, 10:00 AM IST

Venue: The Village in Dublin

Live Streaming: Galle International Stadium in Galle.

SL vs AUS Today Match Prediction

Injury Update

Travis Head will likely miss the match injury while Glenn Maxwell is also a doubt for the opening match.

SL Playing XI –

Oshada Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Pathum Nissanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Ramesh Mendis, Kasun Rajitha, Chamika Karunaratne, Lasith Embuldeniya

AUS Playing XI –

Usman Khwaja, David Warner, Marcus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Kuhnemann

Pitch Report –

With five days on offer, the pitch will play important role in deciding the contest. A par score of 300 will be important in the first innings. Historically the pitch has supported batters, but spin options could also come handy in the match. Players like Mathews and Warner could play important role in the match.

Form Guide –

Sri Lanka – LWWWL

Australia – WLLLW

Head to head –

Teams Wins Draw Defeats
Sri Lanka 4 8 19
Australia 19 8 4

Match Prediction

Australia will be the hot favourites to win the match despite losing the ODI series as they haven’t lost a single match in the current WTC cycle.

Sri Lanka vs Australia Best Fantasy Picks

Usman Khawaja:

Having made his comeback into the Australian team during the Ashes, Khawaja has been in electric form. Khawaja should be top of the Dream 11 picks as he has scored four hundreds in 2022 and also was dismissed in 90’s once. Khawaja has the required quality to once again inspire Australia to an emphatic win.

Usman Khawaja Stats in Test Matches-

Matches Runs HS 50 100
49 3638 174 16 12

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Angelo Mathews:

After missing out on a double ton in the Bangladesh series Mathews will be poised to make another impact. Mathews was the leading run-scorer in the bilateral series against Bangladesh with 344 runs in two games while registering the highest score of 199.

Angelo Mathews Stats in Test Matches-

Matches Runs HS 50 100
96 6776 200* 37 13

David Warner:

The experienced Opener has been one of the best Australian players in the recent times. With 24 hundreds in the longest format, David Warner can produce the goods in the Fantasy picks.

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David Warner Stats in Test Matches-

Matches Runs HS 50 100
94 7753 335* 34 24

 Pat Cummins:

The Austrian skipper will be another player who can make the difference with both bat and ball. Cummins ability to swing the new ball come as a deadly weapon as it makes him a top fantasy pick.

Pat Cummins Stats in Test Matches-

Matches Wickets Best 5 Wicket 10 Wicket
41 197 23/6 7 1

 Dimuth Karunaratne:

The Sri Lanka skipper is another player who has the ability to produce the goods with the blade as he nears 6000 runs in Test cricket. With 14 hundreds and 29 fifties Karunaratne can be the principle target in the fantasy picks.

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Dimuth Karunaratne Stats in Test Matches-

Matches Runs HS 50 100
78 5768 244 29 14

 Marcus Labuschagne:

Marcus Labuschagne has quickly settled down in the Australian core as he targets another perfect series. Excellent in the Ashes at the back end of last year, Labuschagne has bagged six hundreds to his name in just 26 matches.

Marcus Labuschagne Stats in Test Matches-

Matches Runs HS 50 100
26 2390 215 13 6

 Best Captain Choice – Usman Khawaja

Best Vice-Captain Choice – Angelo Mathews

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