The hosts, Australia, will be facing Sri Lanka in today’s t20 world cup match after a traumatic defeat against the Kiwis. This is a must-win game for Australia as a loss here will certainly make their chances difficult to qualify. As for Sri Lanka, they are sitting comfortably with a win that will earn them the confidence they require for this fixture.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 25th October 2022, 4:30 PM IST
- Venue: Optus Stadium, Burswood, Australia
- Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Australia vs Sri Lanka- Previews and Betting Tips
The two teams will lock horns at the Optus stadium, a venue that hasn’t had a lot of Twenty20 action in the past. Australia will be looking forward to forgetting their recent match woes against New Zealand. The Sydney cricket ground witnessed their hosts losing their opening game of the campaign.
Choosing to bowl first at the SCG seemed to be a disappointing decision. Conway & Phillips took New Zealand to 56 in just 4 overs. The Kiwis had come out all guns blazing. In their quota of 20 overs, Australia managed to bag just three New Zealand wickets and conceded 200 runs. Josh Hazlewood clinched 2/41 in his pell, while Devon Conway shined with an unbeaten 58-ball 92. While chasing, the Aussies were bundled out for a mere 111. Tim Southee’s 3/6 and Mitchell Santner’s 3/31 helped New Zealand claim an 89-run win.
As for the Lankans, they are walking into this encounter with a magnificent 9-wicket win over Ireland. When asked to bowl first, the spin twin of Wanidu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana shined brightly. Hasaranga picked up 2/25 while Theekshana picked up 2/19, which helped restrict the Irish to just 128/8 in 20 overs. While chasing, Kusal Mendis’ magnificent knock of 68* off just 43 balls helped Sri Lanka taste victory.
While Sri Lanka opened with 2 valuable points, all that Australia could amass was a total disappointment. Comparing their form, Australia has lost 3 matches in their past 4 games, while Sri Lanka has won three on their end. However, going head-to-head, out of five games, Australia has won three. Playing at home does make Australia a deadly opponent. However, earlier in June, Sri Lanka managed to defeat the hosts at home.
In this match, we predict Australia to win, but it won’t come easy as Sri Lanka are in red-hot form. In order to enjoy placing some quality bets, we recommend you place in-gaming bets. Those offer the best kind of match odds and returns on investment. On the other hand, Optus is a venue that isn’t familiar to many. Therefore, do your own research on the pitch and weather conditions, as they can be influential to the match performance of the team and players.
The Aussies will be recovering from a shocking defeat at home. The pressure of disappointing in their opening games and disappointing friends and family will be immense. However, they have just the right set of players that can get them out of this situation. David Warner & Aaron Finch’s opening pair are known for coming out all guns blazing. They have scored 210 runs and 200 runs, respectively, in their past few games. Glenn Maxwell is the key all-rounder for them in literally every situation. Taking care of bowling is the pace trio of Mitchell Starc, Patt Cummins, and Josh Hazelwood, who leads the pack with 11 wickets in just 9 games.
Squad: Aaron Finch(C), Matthew Wade(wk), David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Mitchell Marsh, Tim David, Adam Zampa, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood
Sri Lanka will be filled with enthusiasm as they have just earned some important points. However, handling Australia at home won’t be easy. They have the spin twin of Hasaranga and Theekshana, their star duo in this campaign. They have bagged 18 and 13 wickets in their past 10 games and kept Sri Lanka on top. As for batters, Pathum Nissanka has been a key contributor for the Lankans. However, Kusal Mendis has been the main man with scores of 68* and 79 in his last two games. He has now scored 326 in his recent ten games and will look to bat freely and effectively.
Squad: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(Wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(C), Wanidu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Pramod Madushan, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana
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Pitch and weather Conditions
There are slight chances of precipitation, however, not enough to affect gameplay on match day. The humidity is predicted to be on top at 68% as the temperatures remain as low as 21 degrees. Meanwhile, the venue lacks cricketing action due to the pandemic. Although, it looks like a flat track with a little help on offer for the pace bowlers. Spinners will have to work their way through but will stay economical. The runs won’t come easy; batters must work hard and play well-focused shots.
Australia vs Sri Lanka: Betting Tips
|Betting Tips||Betting Odds||Operator Links|
|Toss Prediction||Australia to Win||1.90||Bet on Parimatch|
|Man of the Match||David Warner||7.00||Try Dafabet today|
|Match Winner||Australia||1.23||Check Odds on Crickex|