T20 WC 2022| Australia vs Sri Lanka | Fantasy tips & predictions
Australia and Sri Lanka are set to clash in the 7th match of the T20 World Cup. Australia are coming into this match with a humiliating 89-run loss against New Zealand while Sri Lanka are coming into this match with quite the momentum after their 9-wicket victory against Australia.
A loss for the former champions will make it difficult for them to qualify for the semis while a victory for Sri Lanka makes gets them a step forward to qualify for the semis.
Toss start time: 16:00 IST (10:30 AM GMT)
Match start time: 16:30 IST (11:00 AM GMT)
Match Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth
Matches played: 25. AUS: 15. SL: 10
Highest run scorer: David Warner (642)*
Highest wicket-taker: Adam Zampa (21)*
Weather conditions and pitch:
Australia: Steve Smith or Cameron Green might find a place in the squad after Australia's loss to New Zealand, it may happen at the cost of pinch-hitter Tim David.
Probable Playing XI: David Warner, Aaron Finch(C), Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith/ Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade(wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Sri Lanka: No changes are expected to be made for Sri Lanka unless an injury occurs.
Probable Playing XI: Kusal Mendis(wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Ashen Bandara, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(C), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Binura Fernando
David Warner has a good record against Sri Lanka, scoring the most amount of runs when Australia and Sri Lanka have faced each other in T20Is. Wanindu Hasaranga is another must-pick as he is currently the highest wicket-taker in the ongoing T20 World Cup (9*).
Adam Zampa and Kusal Mendis are the other two picks as they have been in stunning form. The 27-year-old Sri Lankan opener is also the leading run-getter in this tournament with 171 runs under his belt at an incredible average and strike rate of 57 and 161 respectively.
AUS vs SL fantasy team
Captain and Vice-captain picks
Sportco predicts Australia to defeat Sri Lanka and register their first points of the tournament.
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