After a thrilling contest in the first ODI, Australia and Sri Lanka will lock horns against each other in the second game of the series. The Pallekele International Cricket Stadium will host the match on Thursday.
All-rounder Glenn Maxwell produced a match-winning knock to take the team home in a rain-curtailed encounter. However, the bowlers will look to regroup and put up a better show. The visiting team will look to keep the winning momentum going and wrap up the series on Thursday.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will have to come out all guns blazing to keep the series alive. The Islanders have had their moments in the series so far and will have to cash in on them to yield results in their way.
2nd ODI – Sri Lanka (SL) vs Australia (AUS)
Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
Date & Time: 16th June at 2:00 PM IST and Local Time
Pallekele is known to produce batting-friendly wickets with very little assistance to the fast bowlers. However, the spinners can get some purchase of the wicket with the old ball.
Predicted Playing XI
Sri Lanka (SL): Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana
Australia (AUS): David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Josh Hazlewood
SL vs AUS – Fantasy Team Predictions
Fantasy Team 1: Kusal Mendis, Steve Smith, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne (c), Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga (vc), Glenn Maxwell, Dunith Wellalage, Josh Hazlewood, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne
Fantasy Team 2: Kusal Mendis (vc), Aaron Finch, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Glenn Maxwell (c), Ashton Agar, Josh Hazlewood, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne