Sri Lanka vs Australia: The series is over with Australia taking a 2-0 lead, having one game to go. In both games, Sri Lanka struggled to compete with the bat, giving their bowlers too little to play with. While the first game was a landslide defeat, the bowlers managed to fight back in the second game, but there were too few runs on the board to make anything out of the total.
Australia will be pleased to see how they have gone in the middle-overs this series. The fast bowlers are picking up wickets consistently in the middle phase to prevent the opposition from getting a platform to launch in the death. Another pleasing aspect would be Glenn Maxwell’s bowling as he is chipping in with handy overs, easing the extra bowler’s quota for Australia.
Match: Sri Lanka vs Australia
Date: 11th June 2022
Time: 7:00 PM IST
The weather at Pallekele is clear during Sri Lanka vs Australia game with minimal chance of rain.
The Pallekele track is expected to be full of runs with slight chances of spin as the game progresses.
Sri Lanka vs Australia Predicted Playing XI
Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Mahesh Theekshana, Nuwan Thushara
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Ashton Agar, Mitchell Swepson, Kane Richardson, Josh Hazlewood
Both sides are likely to remain unchanged for the upcoming game
If Sri Lanka is to get past the Australian team their use of spin is the only way to do so. They have an able leg-spinner in them and if their batting line-up gets them to half a decent total the bowlers should do some damage with Wanindu Hasaranga playing a key role. He is one of the superstars of Sri Lankan cricket and can be a threatening wicket-taker as shown in the IPL.
Glenn Maxwell bowled well with the new ball, inflicting early damage with some key wickets upfront. He has been used well as a bowler, and with his versatile style of play, he is a man who can be used at any stage of the game with both bat and ball to make an impact.
Australia has dominated all through the series and is expected to continue dominating in the third game as well. With Sri Lanka’s batting looking very feeble, the Australians should exploit the weakness on offer with ease and walk through this game as easily as they did with the first two games.
Match Prediction: Australia will win the match.