Australia had won the T20 series 2-1 and now they are going to face Sri Lanka in the series of five ODI matches. Australia won the opening of both T20 matches but was beaten in the last T20. The batting order of Sri Lanka struggled in the first T20 matches but performed well in the last match and that was the main reason why they avoided the whitewash. We think that Australia will make some changes in the ODI series. Sri Lanka bounced back after losing two matches in a row. The win in the last T20 matches had boosted their confidence and we are sure that they will give a tough time to Australia in the series of five ODI matches.
SRI LANKA REVIEWS
Sri Lanka is going to play this ODI home series against Australia with a lot of all-rounders in the squad. Dasun Shanaka will be leading the Lankan side in this series. Pathum Nissanka is the only full-time batter in the squad in Sri Lanka. Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, and Lahiru Madushanka are the batting all-rounders in the squad of Sri Lanka while Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, and Niroshan Dickwella are the wicket-keeper batters of Sri Lanka for this ODI series. The batting department of Sri Lanka is strong overall and we are sure that they will give a tough time to the bowlers of Australia.
Sri Lanka has some world-class bowlers in their squad for this series. Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Asitha Fernando, Nuwan Thushara, Maheesh Theekshana, Praveen Jayawickrama, Jeffrey Vandersay, Dunith Wellalage, and Pramod Madushan are the leading bowlers of Sri Lanka. Maheesh Theekshana was just superb with the ball in the T20 series and we are sure that he will play the main role for his team. Dushmantha Chameera is the other experienced bowler and in today’s prediction of this match, he will be the highest wicket-taker from the side of Sri Lanka.
Australia had proved that they are a stronger side in T20 cricket than Sri Lanka as they had won the series of three T20 matches. They were relaxed in the previous T20 match which was a key reason why they lost the match. Australia is also a strong and experienced team in ODI cricket. Aaron Finch is the regular captain of Australia and he will be leading the team in this series. Steven Smith and David Warner are leading the batting order of Australia with Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, and Marcus Stoinis being the leading batters in the squad of Australia.
Alex Carey and Josh Inglis are wicket-keeper batters in the squad of Australia. The bowling department of Australia is known as one of the strongest bowling departments in the world. Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Swepson, and Kane Richardson are the leading bowlers of Australia with Ashton Agar, Cameron Green, and Jhye Richardson. We are sure that Australia is an overall strong and experienced team and they will not take easy a team like Sri Lanka.
SRI LANKA VS AUSTRALIA MATCH DETAILS:
Match: Sri Lanka vs Australia, 1st ODI, Australia tour of Sri Lanka, 2022
Date and Time: June 14, 2022, Tuesday, 02:00 PM IST
Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
SRI LANKA ODI HISTORY
Sri Lanka had played a total of 872 ODI matches where they won 397 while opposing teams had won 432 matches. Their 32 matches ended with no result and five matches were tied.
AUSTRALIA ODI HISTORY
Australia had played 962 ODI matches so far. They had won 582 matches and had lost 337 matches. Their 34 matches ended with no result and nine matches were tied.
SRI LANKA VS AUSTRALIA ODI HISTORY AND STATS
Australia had played 98 matches against Sri Lanka where they had won 61 matches while Sri Lanka had won 33 matches. Four matches between these two teams ended with no result.
TOSS PREDICTION IN TODAY’S MATCH PREDICTION
The toss will play an important role in the decision of each match of this series. As per toss prediction, the team who will win the toss may elect to bat first.
PITCH REPORT AND CONDITIONS
The st match of Australia vs Sri Lanka will be played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele. The pitch at this stadium is good for batting but is one of the slower pitches in the Caribbean. Run-scoring is not going to be very easy and that could be a good thing for both teams. A total of 170 runs can be a par score
WEATHER REPORT FOR THIS MATCH
The weather forecast for Pallekele on match day is not very good. Rain is predicted for most of the day and so it looks like we are going to struggle to get a game in.
PROBABLE PLAYING XIS FOR SRI LANKA VS AUSTRALIA
Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa/Dinesh Chandimal, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Thushara, Maheesh Theekshana.
Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Kane Richardson, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Swepson
PROBABLE TOP PERFORMERS
PROBABLY THE BEST BATTER OF THE MATCH
Australian opener David Warner was in excellent touch during the T20I series and he will like to continue his good form in the 50-over format as well. Warner is comfortable against both pace and spin and can be very dangerous once he gets set. He runs very well between the wickets that is what makes him one of the best in business.
PROBABLY THE BEST BOWLER OF THE MATCH
Sri Lanka star spinner Wanindu Hasaranga took some beating during the T20I series but he also scalped vital wickets at crucial junctures. With the pitch likely to assist the slow bowlers, Hasaranga can become a lethal weapon for the home side.
FAVOURITE TEAM IN TODAY’S MATCH PREDICTION
According to our match prediction, Australia is the favourite team to win this match. The reasons why Australia is a favourite team in this match, are mentioned below:
- Australia had won the T20 series earlier against Sri Lanka
- Australia is overall a strong team when we compare it with Sri Lanka
- The bowling department of Sri Lanka is back in the good form
- The batting order of Australia is in good form
- Australia also has a strong bowling department
- Sri Lanka has the advantages of home ground and crowd
WINNING CHANCES OF TODAY’S MATCH FOR THE BOTH TEAMS
Australia is overall a strong team and they have a lot of experience when it comes to the ODI format of cricket, so the winning chances of today’s match for Australia have been increased. The equation of winning chances of both teams for today’s match is mentioned as under.
Australia has a 60% chance to win this match.
Sri Lanka has a 40% chance to win this match.