As the T20 World Cup is getting more intense daily, the hosts are set to take on the Sri Lankans, who are capable of anything on their given day. Sri Lanka comes in with the confidence of a win in their last game, while the Aussies are under pressure to make up for the damage that happened to them in their last game.
- Venue: Perth
- Date: October 24th, 2022
- Time: 4.30 PM IST / 11:00 AM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL
A pitch that will afford more pace and seam for the seamers. Scoring runs in this venue is a little tough, but the batting becomes a little easier after the 8th over of the innings. Experts don’t prescribe chasing in this pitch.
Probable Playing XIs
David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Kusal Mendis (WK) , Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Danushka Gunathilaka, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (C) , Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Binura Fernando
Captain: D Warner
D Warner, who missed to do well in the game against New Zealand, will look to go hard against Sri Lanka. You cannot control players like D Warner at tournaments like this.
Vice-captain: G Maxwell
With his reverse sweep, G Maxwell will be a taunting figure for the Sri Lankan spinners. At the same time, the speedsters of Sri Lanka won’t be bigger trouble for him.
Wicketkeeper: K Mendis
Mendis will look to use the pace of the Aussie pacers. He looks good in touch. And he will make the most out of it.
Batters: D Warner, A Finch, M Marsh, D Silva
A Finch and M Marsh are the two top-order batters who are expected to use the conditions that are favorable for the batters.
In the Sri Lankan batting, D Silva has started the Super 12 round well, and he will get the flow going.
All-rounders: G Maxwell, D Shanaka, W Hasaranga
D Shanaka had a special memory against Australia when the Sri Lankans last visited Australia. He will step up on big occasions.
W Hasaranga is always on a hunt for wickets. The bigger boundaries will help him to be more confident with the flight.
Bowlers: J Hazlewood, M Theekshana, A Zampa
These three bowlers are the best options you can get out of the list from both teams. They are consistent and make use of every loop in the game.