This is a closer look at the T20 World Cup 2021 match between Australia and Sri Lanka. The match will take place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Both teams have made a good start to the Super 12 stages with one win each.
Australia vs Sri Lanka – Match Preview
Australia were able to pick up the five-wicket victory over South Africa to give themselves a major confidence boost. This was a relatively comfortable victory made possible thanks to Steve Smith and Marcus Stoinis. This victory once again highlighted the batting prowess of the Proteas. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka managed a similar five-wicket victory but over Bangladesh in their first Super 12 game.
Australia vs Sri Lanka – Predicted Playing XIs
Australia had a mediocre performance in the warmup matches, but they were able to come up with a decent win over South Africa to enhance confidence levels. One of the problems for the team continues to be the lack of form among openers. This was evident even against South Africa, as the middle order performance was able to rescue the team. The bowling department, meanwhile, is settled well and they should be able to take advantage of the bowler friendly conditions in Dubai.
After an impressive showing in the qualifying sections, Sri Lanka continued with their form against Bangladesh but the test against Australia will be quite big. It is widely expected that Sri Lanka might not do well against the big teams. The bowling segment of Sri Lanka might have a big role to play in this match, as the team is very strong in the spinners department with the likes of Maheesh Theekshana and Wanindu Hasaranga.
Let us take a look at the odds for the match:
Australia vs Sri Lanka Head to head
- Matches Played: 16
- Australia Won: 8
- Sri Lanka Won: 8
- Tie/NR: 0
The Australia vs Sri Lanka head to head shows a fixture that has been heavily dominated by an even share of the spoils. Australia and Sri Lanka have picked up eight wins each in the 16 encounters between the two teams. It would be quite difficult to come up with Australia vs Sri Lanka match prediction on the basis of these results alone.
Australia vs Sri Lanka Match Prediction & Betting Tips
Australia were able to put aside concerns from the mediocre form during the warmup matches to come up with a very strong performance against South Africa. Even though concerns about the opening partnership still remain, this Australia vs Sri Lanka prediction would go with a victory for Australia.
Steve Smith came up with a strong performance against South Africa and he has been doing so for a while. A dependable asset for Australia, Smith has come up with over 25 runs in his last three matches. Since coming back from the IPL, Smith has been on a good run of form and the middle order will continue to be the strength for Australia, as has been the case in recent matches.
Wanindu Hasaranga did not pick up wickets against Bangladesh, but he has shown decent form even in the qualification stages. The most impressive performance came against the Netherlands when he picked up three wickets.
These are the odds given by bookmakers at the time of writing this article. The odds are subject to change and it is recommended to check with the bookmaker for the latest prices.