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Australia vs Sri Lanka, AUS vs SL, Today Match Prediction

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia

154/6 in 20.0

7.70

155/5 in 19.5

7.82 Star
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Toss Winner - Australia won the toss and chose to bat first

Sri Lanka beat Australia by 5 wickets

Host Australia eye whitewash against Sri Lanka in the T20I series.

  • In the fourth T20I, Australia completed a comfortable win over Sri Lanka at MCG
  • Jos Inglis, Glenn Maxwell and Jhye Richardson delivered excellent performances for Australia in the previous match.
  • Pathum Nissanka and Lahiru Kumara produced credible performances for Sri Lanka in a losing cause.

Expect Australia to complete a 5-0 whitewash over Sri Lanka in the T20I series.

Tournament: Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia | Toss: To Bowl

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Host Australia will be looking to complete a clean sweep in the T20I series when they take on Sri Lanka in the fifth and final game at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

In the previous match, Australia registered a comfortable six-wicket win over Sri Lanka, courtesy splendid performances from Glenn Maxwell, Jos Inglis and Jhye Richardson. With this result, Australia have taken an unassailable 4-0 lead in the five-match T20I series.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka will be looking to play for pride and earn a consolation win in this dead rubber. The visitors might make changes to their playing XI for this series finale.

Australia Preview

The home side might make one or two changes to their final XI and provide opportunities to fringe players for this dead rubber.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Travis Head, Ben McDermott, Glenn Maxwell, Jos Inglis, Matthew Wade, Marcus Stoinis and Ashton Agar to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous match, Glenn Maxwell was the standout performer with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 48 runs off 39 balls with the help of three boundaries. He was well supported by Jos Inglis, who chipped in with a brisk 40 off 20 balls.

Makeshift opener Ashton Agar did well with the bat and scored 26 runs off 31 balls with the help of two boundaries.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa to provide timely breakthroughs

Australia Predicted Playing XI:

Glenn Maxwell (captain), Ben McDermott, Ashton Agar, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Daniel Sams, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa

Australia Key Players From Previous Game Of Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
G Maxwell
48
39
3
0
123.08
J Inglis
40
20
3
2
200
A Agar
26
31
2
0
83.87
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
J Richardson
4.0
0
20
2
5
K Richardson
4.0
0
44
2
11
A Agar
4.0
0
14
1
3.5

Australia Actual Playing XI:

Aaron Finch, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Ashton Agar, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, Jhye Richardson, Ben McDermott, Marcus Stoinis, Josh Inglis, Adam Zampa

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The visitors might make changes to their playing XI in a bid to end their winless streak in this dead rubber.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of in-form opener Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis and Dasun Shanaka to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous match, Pathum Nissanka continued his excellent form with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 46 runs off 40 balls with the help of four boundaries.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Lahiru Kumara, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama, and Mahesh Theekshana to provide crucial breakthroughs.

In the previous match, pacer Lahiru Kumara was the standout performer with the ball in hand and claimed 2 for 22 in his four overs.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing XI:

Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Danushka Gunathilaka, Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama/Jeffrey Vandersay, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara

Sri Lanka Key Players From Previous Game Of Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
P Nissanka
46
40
4
0
115
K Mendis
27
21
1
2
128.57
C Asalanka
22
19
3
0
115.79
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
L Kumara
4.0
0
22
2
5.5
M Theekshana
4.0
0
20
1
5
D Chameera
4.0
0
33
1
8.25

Sri Lanka Actual Playing XI:

Janith Liyanage, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Dasun Shanaka, Praveen Jayawickrama, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Kamil Mishara, Charith Asalanka, Chamika Karunaratne

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
17
0 mm.
6.35 k/h
From: NNE
49%
03h
18
0 mm.
6.69 k/h
From: NNE
0%
06h
16
0 mm.
6.84 k/h
From: NNE
1%
09h
17
0 mm.
6.71 k/h
From: NE
0%
12h
18
0 mm.
7.1 k/h
From: ENE
1%
15h
21
0 mm.
7.65 k/h
From: ENE
2%
18h
22
0 mm.
6.37 k/h
From: E
20%
21h
21
0 mm.
5.64 k/h
From: E
95%

Weather Conditions

With sunny intervals predicted for Sunday’s game, the wicket prepared for the game will be good for batting. The bowlers will find some assistance from the pitch.

 

Venue Details

Melbourne Cricket Ground is going to host the fifth and final game of the T20I series between Australia and Sri Lanka

Toss: To Bowl

Both sides will be keen to win the toss, bowl first and restrict the opposition to less than 145 runs. The previous match played at MCG was won by side batting second.

Based on current form, Australia will be firm favorites to win their game against Sri Lanka. With likes of Glenn Maxwell, Jos Inglis and Ashton Agar in excellent form this season, the team management will be hoping that the players can deliver their best cricket in this dead rubber.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka will need to raise their overall game with bat and ball to compete with Australia.

Expect Australia to complete a 5-0 whitewash over Sri Lanka in the T20I series.

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