Aussies look to extend their dominance in ODIs!
Australia to win the match!
Australia has whitewashed Sri Lanka by 3-0 margin in the T20Is and they will be high on confidence entering the ODI series. They were all over Sri Lanka in the T20Is and they never looked troubled in the T20Is. Australia is currently placed on top of the ICC ODI Championship points table with 28 points from 15 matches.
Sri Lanka team will be more dejected by the margin of losses than the loss. They were no match to Australia in any department and failed miserably with the bat and ball. Sri Lanka will look to get a win in the ODI format and put a fight against the mighty Aussies.
Australia team cruised along in the T20I series to win it comfortable by 3-0 margin. Australia scored over 200+ runs in both the matches they batted first. Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney did the bulk of the scoring and they both scored T20I centuries in this series. Richard Haynes and Ashleigh Gardener played some vital cameos, but their middle order was hugely untested in the T20Is. Their bowling unit worked as a perfect foil for their batting by reducing the SL team to below 100 twice in three matches. Nicola Carey and Georgia Wareham were the combined highest wicket-takers with 4 scalps each. Megun Schutt, Ellse Perry, and Tayla Vlaeminck were also bowling consistently taking wickets at regular intervals.
Their bowling unit hunted in a pack and there seems no way to hide for the opposition batting.
Alyssa Healy – Alyssa Healy was at her brutal best in the last t20I match scoring 148 runs off just 61 balls. She smashed 19 boundaries and 7 sixes in her en route to the record-breaking century.
Elyse Perry – Elyse Perry is the No.1 all-rounder for the Australia team and she has performed well for Aussies with the bat and ball superbly over the last 2-3 years. She will have a big role to play in this series too.
Rachael Haynes, Megan Schutt, Alyssa Healy (wk), Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Georgia Wareham, Tayla Vlaeminck
Meg Lanning, Beth Mooney, Megan Schutt, Jess Jonassen, Nicola Carey, Ellyse Perry, Tayla Vlaeminck, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy, Georgia Wareham
Sri Lanka team has reached a low point and they have won just a single ODI match in the last two years and lost 14 matches. Skipper Chamari Athapaththu was the only player to make a mark in the T20I series against Australia. Harshita Madhavui and Shasikala Siriwardene were the only players to make runs in 2-digits in the series apart from their captain.
Their bowling unit took just 7 wickets in the 3 T20I matches. Skipper Chamari Athapaththu leads the wickets charts with 3 wickets at an economy of over 9 RPO. Oshadi Ranasinghe and Udeshika Prabodhani took 2 & 1 wickets respectively while the rest of the bowlers failed to take wickets in all three matches. Their bowling unit was unmatched for the Aussie top order`s brilliance and audacity.
Chamari Athapaththu – Chamari Athapaththu leads the batting and bowling charts for Sri Lanka with 160 runs and 3 wickets in the T20I series. She waged a lone battle in the T20Is with very little support from other players.
Oshadi Ranasinghe – Ranasinghe has taken 7 wickets at an average of 30+ in the 6 matches played in the last 12 months. She needs to bowl good line and lengths consistently to trouble the batsmen with the new ball in hand.
Shashikala Siriwardene, Chamari Athapaththu (c), Udeshika Prabodhani, Yasoda Mendis, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Nilakshi de Silva, Ama Kanchana, Harshitha Madavi, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Hansima Karunaratne, Inoshi Priyadharshani
Hansima Karunaratne, Shashikala Siriwardene, Harshitha Madavi, Chamari Atapattu, Nilakshi de Silva, Achini Kulasuriya, Udeshika Prabodhani, Dilani Manodara, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Anushka Sanjeewani, Inoka Ranaweera
The weather looks bright and sunny at Brisbane and we hope to get an uninterrupted full match.
Brisbane pitch has good balance between the bat and ball with both getting something out of the pitch. Pacers will enjoy bowling with the new ball here. The average score here will be around 250-270 runs.
Teams chose to bat first in all the 3 T20I matches and they are expected to continue the same trend in the ODI series too. Bat first and post a good score will be their mantra.
Australia team looks like a giant in front of Sri Lanka based on their previous record, player`s individual record, and momentum and they have home conditions to further support them. Sri Lankan team stands a very little chance against this Aussie team but the best teams on a certain day will win the match. We expect Australia to start the ODIs with a win.
Australia to win the match!