Australia vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I Match Prediction. Australia and Sri Lanka are each set to battle it out in the third T20 transnational at the Manuka Oval in Canberra with the series on-line for the callers. The home side has dominated the proceeding so far as anticipated but Sri Lanka nearly pulled off a memorable palm in the last game until Hazlewood spoiled their party in the super over. The callers are hopeless for a palm against the World T20 titleholders to gain some confidence.
Pathum Nissanka has been a disclosure at the top for the Sri Lanka side and he’s going to be pivotal for success in the third T20I while the other batters have been dismissed veritably cheaply. Australia’s top order has been scoring the bulk of the runs and they will need the likes of Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith to step up for the side.
Australia vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
Date & Time: 15th February at 01:40 PM IST and 07:10 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
The pitch in Canberra hasn’t been the stylish to the club on and putting a score on board will always help with the big boundaries and the pressures of chasing down scores. Australia has defended really well in the last two games and they will look to continue the good run of form after a pivotal palm in the last game. The commander winning the toss will have no dubieties on fur first in the gate.
Average Score 151 ( Last 5 T20 games)
Record of chasing brigades Won – 5, Lost – 5
1 Aaron Finch (capt), 2 Ben McDermott, 3 Josh Inglis, 4 Steven Smith, 5 Glenn Maxwell, 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood
1 Pathum Nissanka, 2 Danushka Gunathilaka, 3 Charith Asalanka, 4 Avishka Fernando, 5 Dinesh Chandimal (wk), 6 Dasun Shanaka (capt), 7 Wanindu Hasaranga, 8 Chamika Karunaratne, 9 Dushmantha Chameera, 10 Binura Fernando, 11 Maheesh Theekshana
Josh Hazlewood is back after missing the last four Ashes Tests. The last few months have been crucial for him as he found his way in T20 Cricket. He is doing well maintaining the hard lengths and has added some variations, making him an interesting bowler in the shortest format.
Pathum Nissanka has been one of the forthcoming sensations from the Sri Lankan side and he has shown a lot of pledge so far in the two T20I games he has played. He showed casts of his eventuality in the T20 World Cup and has now come with good performances so far in the first two games. He might still want to ameliorate his strike rate but has surely looked the stylish batter from the Island nation on display. He single-handedly nearly took his side to palm with a 53 ball 73 but was unfortunate to lose out in the super over.
Both sides are near full strength. Australia has been good in T20 Cricket on their last occasions, but Sri Lanka hasn’t been too bad either. However, the Sri Lankan side still has some inconsistency in it, and that could give Australia the edge in the contest.