Sri Lanka will look to wrap up the series when they lock horns against Australia in the fourth match of the series on Tuesday at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The hosts currently lead the series 2-1, having won two back-to-back matches.
Australia are likely to re-shuffle their playing XI slightly as they attempt to level the series at two games apiece, with star quicks Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins in contention to return. Fellow seamer Josh Hazlewood may be rested ahead of the two-match Test series commencing later this month, while Steve Smith is still battling a quad complaint and is unlikely to be risked.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will be brimming with confidence after two consecutive victories. Kusal Mendis is likely to be available for Tuesday’s encounter as Sri Lanka look to clinch their first bilateral ODI series victory over Australia at home since 1992.
4th ODI – Sri Lanka (SL) vs Australia (AUS)
Venue: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
The wicket at the R. Premadasa Stadium is batting-friendly. However, under lights, there may be some movement for the bowlers. The team that wins the toss is likely to bat second.
Predicted Playing XI
Sri Lanka (SL): Pathum Nissanka, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Dunith Wellalage, Jeffrey Vandersay, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana
Australia (AUS): David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Alex Carey (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Jhye Richardson, Matthew Kuhnemann/Mitchell Swepson, Josh Hazlewood
SL vs AUS – Fantasy Team Predictions
Fantasy Team 1: Kusal Mendis, David Warner, Travis Head (vc), Pathum Nissanka (c), Charith Asalanka, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Dunith Wellalage, Jhye Richardson, Jeffrey Vandersay, Dushmantha Chameera
Fantasy Team 2: Kusal Mendis (vc), Alex Carey, David Warner, Travis Head, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell (c), Jhye Richardson, Jeffrey Vandersay, Dushmantha Chameera