Australia and Sri Lanka will face an important match to be played at Ekana Stadium, Lucknow on 16th October 2023 in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Both teams are coming off losses in their previous matches as Australia lost to South Africa by 134 runs while Sri Lanka could not defend 345 against Pakistan.
Sri Lanka has been dealt a major blow as their captain Dasun Shanaka will not take part in the tournament due to an injury. On the other hand, Australia struggled against the South African team. Both teams would look for their first win of the tournament and gain two valuable points. Kusal Mendis is likely to be named as the captain.
Details– Australia vs Sri Lanka, Match 14, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Venue– Ekana Stadium, Lucknow
Date and Time– 16th October, 2.00 PM IST
Australia and Sri Lanka faced each other 103 times with Australia winning on 63 occasions, Sri Lanka winning 36 while 4 ending in no-result. Sri Lanka staged a superb performance in the ODI series against Australia in Sri Lanka winning the series 3-2.
Since the 1975 edition, Australia and Sri Lanka met a total of 11 times in World Cup history. Australia has a great record winning 8 times, Sri Lanka twice while 1 ending in no result or abandoned. The last time these two teams met in World Cup 2019, Australia registered an 87-run victory over Sri Lanka.
The pitch used for the match between South Africa and Australia looked good for batting. After being asked to bat first, Quinton de Kock scored a century along with Aiden Markram’s half-century, and contributions from others helped South Africa post 311 for 7.
In reply, the South African bowlers extracted bounce that created pressure on the Australian batting. It has some help for the spinners that make stroke-making difficult. The captain that wins the toss would likely to field first restricting the opponent and chasing down the target.
Australia (Aus) vs Sri Lanka (SL)- Predicted Playing XI
David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis/Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa.
Kusal Perera/Dimuth Karaunate, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (C), Charith Asalanaka, Sadeera Samawickrama, Dhanajaya de Silva, Chamika Karaunate, Dunith Wellage, Mahesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka.
Fantasy Selection- Aus vs SL
Team 1– David Warner (C), Pathum Nissanka, Smith, Kusal Mendis (VC), Glenn Maxwell, Sadeera Samawickrama, Josh Inglis, Chamika Karaunate, Mitchell Starc, Theekshana, Josh Hazlewood.
Team 2– Mitchell Marsh (C), Kusal Perera, Marnus Labuschagne, Kusal Mendis, Marcus Stoinis, Dhanajaya de Silva (VC), Pat Cummins, Dunith Wellage, Josh Hazlewood, Lahiru Kumara, Zampa.