Australia will face Sri Lanka in match number 22,Super 12 Group 1 of the T20 World Cup. This match will take place at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
Australia have started their tournament with a win against South Africa by 5 wickets. Sri Lanka who participated in the preliminary round are unbeaten in the tournament thus far. Their last win came against Bangladesh in a Super 12 game. It will be interesting to see if Sri Lanka can maintain their winning run by beating Australia.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Australia started off with a win against South Africa in a close encounter. Australia chased down a target of 119 with 5 wickets in hand and 2 balls to spare. Marcus Stoinis was the star of the show who scored 24 runs off 16 balls in an otherwise slow paced match. Steve Smith was the top scorer for Australia as he scored 35 runs. The Australian bowlers performed really well and conceded runs at a reasonable run rate. Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood picked 2 wickets each whereas Pat Cummins and Glenn Maxwell picked 1 wicket each. Australia will be looking to make it two out of two wins with a win in this match.
Sri Lanka have been on a roll in this tournament. They have won all four matches that they have played in the world cup. Their last win came against Bangladesh in a super 12 match by 5 wickets. Sri Lanka chased down a target of 172 with ease. Charith Asalanka scored a brilliant knock of 80 not out and Bhanuka Rajapaksa scored 53 to hand Sri Lanka the win. Their bowlers performed decently but only managed to pick 4 wickets. Lahiru Kumara bowled brilliantly towards the end of the innings. Sri Lanka has been brilliant so far but they face a tough challenge against a quality Australian side.
Expert Betting Tips
You can count on Mitchell Starc to perform with the ball.
Steve Smith has been consistent with the bat for Australia and he could play a huge role in this match.
Kusal Perera will be the batsman to watch out for Sri Lanka.
Lahiru Kumara will be the bowler to watch out for Sri Lanka, he has been brilliant thus far.
- Australia to win for 1.40;
- Sri Lanka Top Batsman - Kusal Perera for 3.50;
- Australia Top Bowler - Josh Hazlewood for 4.00.