Thursday’s only 2021 T20 World Cup fixture sees Australia take on Sri Lanka in Group 1 in Dubai. Australia got their tournament off to a good start with a 5 wicket win over South Africa on Saturday. Sri Lanka won their first match in this year’s Super 12 stage, beating Bangladesh by 5 wickets on Sunday. Read on as we preview this match. The game begins at the Dubai Cricket Stadium, Dubai at 18:00 local time.
Australia came into the tournament looking for form and with very few pundits tipping them for success. However, they have already brushed aside an in-form South Africa team and will be looking to build on that performance.
After Scotland were thrashed by Afghanistan, Sri Lanka are now the only team to have navigated the First Round and still to have a 100% record in the competition. This will be their toughest test so far but they are in excellent form.
Date – Oct 28, 2021
Time – 19:30 IST / 14:00 GMT
Venue – Dubai Cricket Stadium – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
AUS vs SL Match Toss Prediction
Neither team will think the game is over if they lose the toss. We expect both captains to insert the opposition if they win the toss.
AUS vs SL Match Pitch Report
Generally spin bowlers have had the most joy in Dubai since the start of the Super 12 stage. We expect any total over 155 to be defendable in this match.
Clear skies with moderate levels of humidity in Dubai during this evening game
Australia Predicted Playing 11
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11
Kusal Perera (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Aishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Chameera, Binura Fernando
AUS vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction
- Batsmen:Steve Smith (c), Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka
- All Rounder:Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga (vc), Mitchell Marsh
- Wicket Keeper:Kusal Perera, Matthew Wade
- Bowler:Mitchell Starc, Maheesh Theekshana, Josh Hazlewood