AUS vs SL: The Kangaroos will face the Sri Lankans at the Dubai International Stadium for their second Super 12 encounter of the T20 World Cup.
Australia previously played the Proteas at Sheikh Zayed Stadium for the opening encounter of the Super 12. The pacers restricted the Proteas to a mere 118/9. While chasing 119, cameos from all the batsmen helped the Australians win the match by 5 wickets. For his 2/19, Josh Hazelwood was adjudged as the man of the match.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka played Bangladesh in their opening encounter. Courtesy of Mohammad Naim’s 62 and Mushfiqur Rahim’s unbeaten 57, Bangladesh stormed to 171/4. In reply, Charith Asalanka’s unbeaten 49-ball 80 helped Sri Lanka get a comfortable 5 wicket win.
In the upcoming encounter, the Australians hold a winning advantage over the Lankans.
Match: Australia vs Sri Lanka
Date & Time: 28th October 2021, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Stadium
The pitch offers ample help to both batsmen and bowlers. The batsmen find Dubai as the ideal one to bat on. Chasing will be a really good option at this venue.
The temperatures will marginally drop from 31 to 27 degrees. There are no signs of precipitation but one can expect mild humidity throughout the game.
AUS vs SL Predicted Playing XI
Aaron Finch (C), Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Dusmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara
AUS vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Kusal Perera
Batters: Steve Smith, Aaron Finch, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka
Allrounders: Glenn Maxwell (captain), Wanidu Hasaranga (vice-captain)
Bowlers: Josh Hazelwood, Mitchell Starc, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana