With the series already done and dusted, Australia will look to salvage some pride when they lock horns with Sri Lanka in the final ODI of the series on Friday in Colombo. The hosts have won three matches on the trot after a defeat in the first game to seal the fate of the series.
With the entire nation gripping with financial crisis, the cricketers have presented them some moments to enjoy in this series. Dasun Shanaka and Co. have played out of their skins to humble the Aussie side. They will hope to keep the momentum going and win the final game.
Australia, on the other hand, have had their moments in the series, but failed to seized on to them. Aaron Finch and Co. will hope to regroup themselves and come out all guns blazing to end the series on a high.
5th ODI – Sri Lanka (SL) vs Australia (AUS)
Venue: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Date & Time: 19th June at 2:30 PM IST
he 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): Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dunith Wellalage, Jeffrey Vandersay, Maheesh Theekshana
Australia (AUS): Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis, Alex Carey (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins, Matthew Kuhnemann, Josh Hazlewood
SL vs AUS – Fantasy Team Predictions
Fantasy Team 1: Kusal Mendis (c), David Warner, Pathum Nissanka, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dunith Wellalage, Jeffrey Vandersay, Pat Cummins (vc), Josh Hazlewood, Chamika Karunaratne
Fantasy Team 2: Kusal Mendis, David Warner (c), Charith Asalanka, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell,Wanindu Hasaranga (vc), Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeffrey Vandersay, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Chamika Karunaratne