In a cricketing showdown that has fans worldwide on the edge of their seats, Australia and Sri Lanka are set to lock horns in the 14th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Monday, October 16. This clash promises a riveting spectacle as both teams look to rebound from shaky starts in the tournament.
Australia, a cricketing juggernaut, has encountered early turbulence in this campaign. Suffering stinging defeats at the hands of India and South Africa, the Australian batting lineup, boasting luminaries like Steve Smith, David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, and Mitchell Marsh, has struggled to shine. Failing to cross the 200-run mark, they are under immense pressure to resurrect their World Cup aspirations.
Across the pitch, Sri Lanka's journey has been far from smooth. While they managed to post 300+ totals in their previous matches, their bowlers have been the Achilles' heel. Conceding a colossal 428/5 against South Africa was a harsh setback, and they later allowed Pakistan to chase down 345 with ease. The Lankans find themselves in a situation where their batting holds promise, but their bowling unit must step up to secure vital victories.
In the historical context, Australia has been the dominant force in ODIs against Sri Lanka. With 63 victories in 102 matches, they hold a clear upper hand. Sri Lanka, though, has managed 35 wins in this long-standing rivalry.
Both teams are well aware that mid-course corrections are imperative. Australia needs to find remedies for their batting woes, with the onus on their star-studded lineup to deliver. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka must reinforce their bowling attack to complement their potent batting.
Currently, these teams find themselves in the lower echelons of the World Cup standings, with Sri Lanka in seventh place and Australia ninth. Sri Lanka's slightly superior net run rate could prove to be a pivotal factor in their favor as they aim to climb the ladder. Cricket enthusiasts, fasten your seatbelts, as this encounter promises a compelling contest on the cricketing world stage.
- 1 Australia vs Sri Lanka head to head team ODI records and stats
- 2 Australia vs Sri Lanka head to head player stats (ODI)
- 3 Australia vs Sri Lanka head to head – what happened in their last meeting?
- 4 Australia vs Sri Lanka last match scorecard
Australia vs Sri Lanka head to head team ODI records and stats
Australia are ahead in the overall Australia vs Sri Lanka head to head ODI records and stats, but their recent form has been poor. They have been struggling with their batting. Although Sri Lanka have also lost four out of their last five ODI matches like Australia, they are in much better batting form. So, we could be in for an upset here.
|Sri Lanka Won||35|
Australia vs Sri Lanka head to head player stats (ODI)
Ricky Ponting holds the record for the highest runs scored in Australia vs Sri Lanka ODI history. He scored over 1600 runs, including four hundreds and 10 fifties.
|Aravinda de Silva||1451|
Highest Individual Score
Highest Batting Average (Min. 10 innings)
Best Bowling Figures
Best bowling Average (Min. 10 innings)
Individual ODI records
Most matches played
Australia vs Sri Lanka head to head – what happened in their last meeting?
Australia and Sri Lanka locked horns the last time in June last year. Sri Lanka got bowled out for a paltry total of 160, an innings in which only Chamika Karunaratne made a notable contribution, with 75 runs to his name.
Australia faced some hurdles in their chase initially but they finally reached the target with four wickets to spare. Alex Carey and Cameron Green led them to victory with unbeaten knocks of 45 and 25 respectively.
Match date: June 24, 2022
Result: Australia won by 4 wickets
Australia vs Sri Lanka last match scorecard
Sri Lanka 160 All Out (43.1 Overs)
|Danushka Gunathilaka||c Finch b Hazlewood||8||14||20||1||0||57.14|
|Pathum Nissanka||c †Carey b Hazlewood||2||4||10||0||0||50|
|Kusal Mendis †||hit wicket b Maxwell||26||40||61||3||0||65|
|Dinesh Chandimal||c Finch b Cummins||6||11||18||1||0||54.54|
|Charith Asalanka||run out (Kuhnemann/Maxwell)||14||27||30||1||0||51.85|
|Dasun Shanaka (c)||b Kuhnemann||1||3||11||0||0||33.33|
|Dunith Wellalage||c Cummins b Kuhnemann||4||2||3||1||0||200|
|Chamika Karunaratne||c †Carey b Cummins||75||75||118||8||2||100|
|Jeffrey Vandersay||run out (Labuschagne)||4||23||30||0||0||17.39|
|Pramod Madushan||c & b Green||15||52||74||2||0||28.84|
|Maheesh Theekshana||not out||2||8||11||0||0||25|
|TOTAL||43.1 Ov (RR: 3.70)||160|
Australia 164/6 (39.3 Overs)
|David Warner||c Gunathilaka b Wellalage||10||8||17||2||0||125|
|Aaron Finch (c)||c Asalanka b Theekshana||0||3||10||0||0||0|
|Mitchell Marsh||c Nissanka b Pramod Madushan||24||50||60||3||0||48|
|Josh Inglis||c Nissanka b Theekshana||5||10||14||1||0||50|
|Marnus Labuschagne||lbw b Wellalage||31||58||102||2||0||53.44|
|Alex Carey †||not out||45||65||109||1||0||69.23|
|Glenn Maxwell||b Wellalage||16||17||18||2||0||94.11|
|Cameron Green||not out||25||26||33||2||1||96.15|
|TOTAL||39.3 Ov (RR: 4.15)||164/6|