Match Preview-Australia vs Sri Lanka, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021/22, 22nd Match, Group 1 – WWE Sports


Australia is likely to remain the same, but Mahesh Theekshana may return to Sri Lanka if appropriate

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This group has been found to be the most difficult to play, but if either Australia or Sri Lanka wins 2-2, they will be placed strongly in the semi-final slots.

Both sides successfully chased in the opening round, but Sri Lanka was more convincing than Australia, despite the ease of stroke play in Sharjah. The two teams met last in 2019, when Australia won 3-0 in home conditions.

Having passed the undefeated qualifying stage, Sri Lanka is building some great momentum that was on the fantasy side before the tournament.road Charith Asalanka When Banuka Rajapaksa The resurgence of innings against Bangladesh would have been a big Philip.
For Australia, there was a little relief sigh to overcome the battle with South Africa. This match was shaped as an integral part of their hope for progress.They were excellent in the ball and the field-guided by Josh HazelwoodGreat opening spells and Glenn Maxwell’s 4-over bonus-but David Warner and Aaron Finch need to fire in order for them to get deeper into the competition.

Form guide

Australia WLWLL (Last 5 completed T20Is, latest one first)
Sri Lanka WWWWL

In the limelight

Before the tournament Marcus Stoinis I told ESPNcricinfo that I wanted to be the best finisher in the world. One inning doesn’t mean he played that role, but it was important that he was able to see Australia across the line when pressure was previously lacking. If Steinis can make it successful in the long run, it will be the main box checked.
Lahill Kumara After dismissing Liton Das, I was certainly excited about Bangladesh and his actions. There he had to square the batter and be separated by his teammates and referees, sacrificing 25% of his match. He has a pace and can plague Australia’s top orders with some uncertainty about it. But he needs to be careful to stay calm.

Team news

Justin Langer said Australia is flexible in their choices, but it seems unlikely that they will change unless there is a particular match they want in Sri Lanka. Mitchell Marsh and Stoinnis weren’t needed for the ball with South Africa, so they offer additional options if Maxwell (or someone else) can’t pass the 4-over.

Australia (Probably) 1 David Warner, 2 Aaron Finch (Captain), 3 Mitchell Marsh, 4 Stephen Smith, 5 Glenn Maxwell, 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Matthew Wade (Week), 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazelwood

Sri Lanka may not change, but I was able to remember the spinner Mahesh Sikshana, who was unable to play in a Bangladesh match on the side strain. If so, he will probably replace Vinula Fernando.

Sri Lanka (Probably) 1 Kusal Perera (wk), 2 Pathum Nissanka, 3 Charith Asalanka, 4 Avishka Fernando, 5 Wanindu Hasaranga, 6 Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 7 Dasun Shanka (capt), 8 Chamika Karunaratne, 9 Dushmantha Chameera, 10 Lahiru Kumara, 11 Binura Fernando / Maheesh Theekshana

Pitch and conditions

After the West Indies skittled at 55, both Pakistan and South Africa comfortably chased a half-hearted target in Dubai. This suggests that the second batting is the way to go. Dew can be a factor, though not as much as in Abu Dhabi or Sharjah.

Statistics and trivia

  • Looking at the matchup data, it would be a good tactic again for Maxwell to steal a new ball. He fired him twice with a 13-ball against the T20i’s Xarperella.
  • This is a contest between the two teams (belonging to Super 12) with the lowest winning percentages in 2021. Australia is 31.2% and Sri Lanka is 43.7%.
  • In the search for orchids, Warner may see Sri Lanka on average 55.90 on the T20I.
  • Quote

    “The other day, after seeing their bowlers swing the ball early, they hit the same length as the guys with a little pace, so the wickets fit it, Dubai is a little different, To identify what might be a larger boundary, so they may be shorter. “
    David Warner Breaking news in Sri Lanka

    Andrew McGlashan is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of ESPNcricinfo.

    – WWE Sports

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