Australia vs Srilanka match is the 14th match of the World Cup and will be held at Ekana Sports City Ground in Lucknow. This match is a very important match for both the teams because till now both the teams have not been able to win even a single match. Australia is at the bottom of the points table while Sri Lanka is also at number eight. After facing defeat in their first two matches, Australia and Sri Lanka will face each other in the ODI World Cup here on Monday, so their aim will be to return to the winning path by performing better than each other. Both teams would like to increase their net run rate by winning their first match.
Australia’s disappointing performance in the ICC World Cup
Five-time world champion Australia is ranked tenth in the points table of 10 teams. Its leading rate is -1.846. Sri Lanka is ranked 8th with -1.161. Both these teams have performed poorly in all three departments in the tournament so far. Australia The poor fielding is really shocking.
They have dropped 6 catches in two matches so far. This is the worst performance of any team in the tournament so far. Their bowling also lacks the consistency for which they are known. Their batsmen too. They have not been able to run and it is clear that their team has not been able to score 200 runs yet.
In the first match, their batsmen were not able to run in front of the Indian spinners while in the second match, the fast bowlers of South Africa had blown them away.
Sri Lanka’s attack, which is struggling with the problem of injuries to its players, is weak and this will be a golden opportunity for Australia to gain momentum. Australia’s team has played one match on this ground and they can also benefit from it.
The Sri Lankan team has also not been able to perform as per expectations in the tournament so far, its batsmen have shown better performance and scored more than 320 in the last two matches but bowling is a matter of concern for them.
The Sri Lankan team, playing in the absence of many key bowlers, has so far conceded 775 runs in 2 matches. At one time against Pakistan, it was heading towards victory but the inexperience of young bowlers like 20-year-old Pathirana was a hindrance in its path. Due to this, Pakistan was successful in achieving a record target in the World Cup.
Sri Lankan Captain out of World Cup
Sri Lanka suffered another huge blow before the match against Australia. Captain Dasun Shanaka has been ruled out of the tournament due to a groin injury and now Kushal Mendes will captain the team in his place.
Head to Head
Till now, there have been 103 matches between Australia vs Srilanka match in which Australia has had the upper hand. Australia has won 63 matches while Sri Lanka has won 36 matches and there has been no result in four matches.
Australia vs Srilanka head to head in the World Cup
In the history of the World Cup, there have been 11 matches between Australia and Sri Lanka so far in which Australia has had the upper hand. While Australia has won eight matches, Sri Lanka has won only two matches. So there is no result of one match.
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Australia vs Srilanka Match: Pitch Report
This pitch of Ekana Stadium has been specially prepared for the ICC World Cup. On this pitch where spinners and slow bowlers will dominate, it will be easy to bat here.
Australia will have to play carefully here because Sri Lanka has a very experienced bowler Maheesh Theekshana and a Youngster Dunith Wellalage, who can become a hindrance to Australia’s victory.
On the other hand, Australia has names like Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell who can change the match on their own at any time.
Australia vs Srilanka Match Today: Wheather Report
There is no possibility of rain in the Australia vs Sri Lanka match, the temperature here will be between 33 degrees to 36 degrees and the wind speed will be 11 kilometres per hour from today, which will not make much difference in the bowling.
Australia vs Srilanka Match Today: When, where and How to watch
The Australia vs Srilanka match will be live on Indian television via Star Sports Channels. Indian viewers can also enjoy free live streaming of these matches on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website. The match will start live from Ekana Sports City, Lucknow at 2:00 p.m.
Australia vs Srilanka Match: Probable Playing XI
Australia: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Strac and Adam Zampa.
Srilanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis(wk) (c), S. Samarawickrama, C. Asalanka, D. de Silva, Chamika Karunaratne, D. Wellalage, M. Theekshana, M. Pathirana and Kasun Rajitha.