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20-20 World Cup: Australia vs Sri Lanka – Preview, Playing XI, Live Streaming Details and updates

Sri Lanka and Australia are even Stevens in the head-head battle as both have 8 wins

Australia vs Sri Lanka
Australia vs Sri Lanka ( Image Credit: Twitter)

Preview

Australia are set to cross swords against Sri Lanka in match 22 of the 20-20 World Cup on Thursday (October 28) at the Dubai International Stadium. Australia are coming off a tight win over South Africa. The batting is looking a real concern for Australia.

David Warner and skipper Aaron Finch are struggling for runs. Other batters barring Maxwell are also not in the best of form. Against South Africa, the batters struggled against spinners Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj. Against the likes of Wanindu Hasaranga, Australia batters have to be on their toes.

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, are also coming off from a good form in the Qualifiers and carried that in the Super 12 stage against Bangladesh. The team is yet to taste defeat. The teams’ batting and bowling have clicked in unison. The promotion of Avishka Fernando up the order has been a masterstroke. Bhanuka Rajapaksa has also looked good as he has scored 96 runs in four T20Is.

Pitch Conditions

The match is going to be played at Dubai International Stadium. It is a day-night game and dew will play a huge factor. The average first innings score has been 145. So far in three games played here, the chasing team has won all the games.

Weather Report

The forecast predicted for Thursday (October 27) is 32 degrees Celsius.

Playing Combinations Australia 

Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc/Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

Playing Combinations Sri Lanka

Kusal Perera (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando, Lahiru Kumara

AUS v SL Head-to-Head:

Total 16 matches Australia 8 Sri Lanka 8 N/A 0

Australia vs Sri Lanka Broadcast Details

Match Timings – 07:30 PM IST

TV – Star Sports Network

Live Streaming- Disney + Hotstar

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