Australia Vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I Match Prediction

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Modified Feb 11, 2022 1:29 AM IST

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Australia Vs Sri Lanka: Australia is back on the field in the shortest format for the first time after winning the World Cup. They have only nine months to prepare for the next one and will be without some key figures in this series. Mitchell Marsh and David Warner have been rested. The absence of those two gives a chance for Australia to try the likes of Ben McDermott and Josh Inglis.

After a long period of transition, Sri Lanka finally looks like they are finding their feet again. There were some promising sides in the World Cup as Sri Lanka fought hard, and found some talents doing well in the tournament. Sri Lanka has a good record in Australia, and with talents like Wanindu Hasaranga, they could make a strong statement ahead of the next World Cup in the same nation.

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Match Details:

Match: Australia Vs Sri Lanka

Date: 11th February 2022

Time: 1:30 PM IST

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Weather Report

The weather forecast for the Australia Vs Sri Lanka game could pose some problems. There are some thunderstorms predicted during the daytime, and that could result in some wet weather during the game.

Pitch Report

The Sydney pitch is normally good for T20 Cricket, and that is unlikely to change. There will be some decent bounce, minimal spin, and lots of runs on offer making it easier for the side batting second in the Australia Vs Sri Lanka game.

Australia Vs Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11

Australia Playing 11

 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

Sri Lanka Playing 11

 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

Team News

Australia has already confirmed their eleven. Their three-star players are back together, and Josh Inglis will be making his debut.

Sri Lanka will be without Kusal Mendis, as the batter tested Covid Positive. With him absent, the batting line-up may be a little uncertain.

Key Player

Josh Hazlewood

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.

Wanindu Hasaranga

Wanindu Hasaranga is probably the biggest superstar in Sri Lanka at the moment. He is a star with the bat and ball, and a lot will be expected from him with the ball. Considering Australia doesn’t play wrist spin too well, Hasaranga’s spell will be the one that could make or break the game.

Australia Vs Sri Lanka Match Tips

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.

Today’s match prediction Australia will win the match.