This T20 series between Australia and Sri Lanka is now moving from Colombo to Pallekele. Australia had been just outstanding in this tour of Sri Lanka and already had won the series of three T20 matches and a win in this match will clear the road for Australia to the whitewash against Sri Lanka. Australia had been just outstanding in every department of the game. Sri Lanka is playing at their home venue but they had disappointed their fans in Sri Lanka and around the world. They have to win this match to avoid the clean sweep in the series of three T20 matches. This match is very important for Sri Lanka.
SRI LANKA REVIEWS
Sri Lanka had failed to give the best performance in every department of the game in both previously played matches. Especially the batting order of SL had disappointed its fans. They could manage to score just 128 runs in the first T20 match and they were poorer in the second T20 match as they could manage to score just 124 runs in 20 overs. No batter from their side could manage to put some big runs on the board. Pathum Nissanka and Gunathilaka are opening the batting inning for Sri Lanka but both batters had failed to provide a good opening start. Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis, B Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka, and W Hasaranga are leading the batting department of SL.
Asalanka was the highest run-scorer in the first match with 39 runs to his name on 33 balls with the help of two boundaries and the same huge sixes. Kusal Mendis was the other batter who put some runs on the board. C Karunaratne and Chameera failed to open the account on the scoreboard. The batting order of Sri Lanka had provided nothing to defend to the bowling department even though they were good in the previous match and gave a tough time to the batters of Australia. Maheesh Theekshana, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dushmantha Chameera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Nuwan Thushara, and Charith Asalanka are taking care of the bowling department of Sri Lanka. Wanindu Hasaranga was the most successful bowler in the previous match with four wickets to his name in four overs against 33 runs. Nuwan Thushara and Dushmantha Chameera picked one wicket each while Mahesh Theekshana, Charith Asalanka, and Danushka Gunathilaka were the bowlers who could not manage to pick any wicket.
Australia had outclassed SL in both previously played matches. The bowling department of Australia had been just outstanding so far. Glenn Maxwell, Josh Hazlewood, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Ashton Agar, and Mitchell Marsh are leading the bowling department of AUS and these all bowlers had been good on this tour of Sri Lanka now. Kane Richardson was the most successful bowler in the previous match with four wickets to his name in four overs against 33 runs. Jhye Richardson was the other bowler who destroyed the batting order of Sri Lanka. He picked three wickets in four overs while he was charged for 26 runs. Glenn Maxwell picked two wickets.
The batting department of Australia is strong and experienced and they were just superb in the first match but they faced some issues to chase a low target on the board in the previous match. They chased the target of 125 runs in 17.5 overs with just three wickets in hand. Aaron Finch, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, and Matthew Wade are the leading batters of Australia but they were not good in the previous match. Matthew Wade was the most successful batter in the previous match who remained not out after scoring 26 runs with the help of two boundaries. Aaron Finch scored 24 runs while David Warner had 21 runs to his name on just 10 balls with the help of three boundaries and one huge six.
SRI LANKA VS AUSTRALIA MATCH DETAILS
Match: Sri Lanka vs Australia, 3rd T20I, Australia tour of Sri Lanka, 2022
Date and Time: June 11th, 2022, Saturday, 07:00 PM IST
Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele.
SRI LANKA T20 HISTORY
Sri Lanka had played a total of 158 T20 matches where they won 69 while opposing teams had won 87 matches. Their two matches were ended with no result.
AUSTRALIA T20 HISTORY
Australia had played 161 T20 matches so far. They had won 86 matches and had lost 72 matches. Their three matches were ended with no result.
SRI LANKA VS AUSTRALIA T20 HISTORY AND STATS
Australia had played 24 matches against Sri Lanka where they had won 15 matches while Sri Lanka had won nine matches.
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
Dasun Shanaka (c), Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Thushara, Maheesh Theekshana.
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade (wk), Josh Hazlewood, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc.
PROBABLE TOP PERFORMERS
PROBABLE THE BEST BATTER OF THE MATCH
Aussie opener David Warner has been the top-scorer of the series with 91 runs in two games, just ahead of his skipper who has scored 85. Warner has looked to attack the Sri Lanka bowlers in the powerplay and set the tone of the innings, which is visible in his strike rate of 168.51 for the series. He is also yet to be dismissed by a bowler after facing 54 balls, However, he was run out in the second game for 21.
PROBABLE THE BEST BOWLER OF THE MATCH
Hazlewood is having a good run of games since the start of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and now with Australia. He has been bowling with a lot of discipline and consistency, bagging 20 wickets in 12 games with an economy of 8.11 in the IPL, and four wickets in two games with an economy of 4.00 against the Lankans in this series.
FAVORITE TEAM IN TODAY’S MATCH PREDICTION
According to our match prediction, Australia is the favorite team to win this match. The reasons why Australia is a favorite team in this match, are mentioned below:
- 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 T20 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