Australia vs Sri Lanka will play in the 3rd T20I of the Sri Lanka tour of Australia 2022 at Manuka Oval, Canberra. We will cover AUS vs SL Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing 11, and Fantasy Cricket Tips.
As expected, Australia have won both the games so far in this series and will look to seal the series in the third game.
Batting first in the last game, they put up a total of 164 with Josh Inglis being the top scorer by scoring 48.
Skipper Aaron Finch’s form would be their major concern. He has scores of 8 and 25 in the two games so far. Steven Smith has also looked ordinary in the middle-order.
Marcus Stoinis is playing very well in lower order and is also bowling 2-3 overs with the ball. Their Bowling has been outstanding and it has won them the two games so far.
Josh Hazelwood is the leading wicket-taker in the series with 7 wickets and is a must-have pick in your Dream11 Teams.
Adam Zampa is bowling pretty well in the middle overs and will again hold a key in this game. Mitch Starc and Pat Cummins are also bowling decently and can expect a wicket or two from them.
They have definitely felt the competition from the visitors and this game is expected to be a cracker of a contest.
Sri Lanka are 2 down in the series but have a lot of positives to take from. Their bowlers have been outstanding in both the games and have restricted the world champions to Average score.
Their middle overs from Hasaranga have been the key for them and has picked up 5 wickets so far in the series.
Chameera and Thushara also did a decent job in the last game both in the powerplay and death.
Their batters have surely let them down in the series. Danushka Gunathilaka has two ducks but can be considered unlucky that the ball has gone straight to the fielder in both the games even after timing it so well.
Pathum Nissanka has been the star for them in both the games. He played a match-defining knock of 73 in the last game.
Asalanka and Fernando are quality batters but yet to score in this series. Skipper Shanaka played a handy knock of 34 in the last game.
Even though Sri Lanka are 2 down in the series but will be heading into this contest with a lot of confidence and will look to win this do or die encounter.
AUS vs SL Match Details
Australia vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 2022.
Date: 15th February 2022.
Time: 01:40 PM IST.
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra.
AUS vs SL Pitch Report
Average first innings score: 156
Average total score: 153
(The average score is based on the last 5 matches played at this venue.)
The pitch at Manuka Oval generally good for batting and pacers also get good support from pitch. Anything above 160 would be a good score.
AUS vs SL Head to Head
Matches Played: 19
AUS Won: 11
SL Won: 8
No Result: 0
AUS vs SL recent form
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AUS vs SL Dream11 Team News
- Steve Smith was injured while fielding in the last game.
- Moises Henriques can come in place of Steve Smith.
- Kane Richardson is likely to retain his spot.
- All rounder Wanindu Hasaranga tested positive for Covid-19 & will not play in the 3rd T20I.
- Bindra Fernando was out due to illness in the last game.
- They are likely to go with the Same XI if Kusal Mendis is not availabe for selection.
Probable Playing XI
Aaron Finch ©, Ben McDermott, Jos Inglis, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (Wk), Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Josh Hazelwood.
Danushka Gunathilaka/Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal (Wk), Dasun Shanaka (C), Jeffrey Wandersay, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Thushara, Maheesh Theekshana.
Top Picks for AUS vs SL Dream11 Team
(2 M, 8 O, 7 W)
Hazelwood has been outstanding in this series so far and has picked up 7 wickets. He is also a very good C and VC in the AUS vs SA Dream11 Team.
(2 M, 71 R, 35 A)
McDermott will open the innings and played brilliantly in the first game and will look to start off well at Canberra as well.
(2 M, 22 R, 11 A)
Glenn Maxwell is also a beast in this format. He will be crucial if Australia bat first. He is not bowling in this series but is still a very good choice for C and VC.
(2 M, 8 O, 2 W)
Cummins has bowled very well in the series. He has picked up only 2 wickets in the series but has been very economical.
(2 M, 8 O, 4 W)
He is brilliant for his team in the middle overs and is constantly picking wickets and is a must-have pick.
(2 M, 71 R, 35 A)
He is a very talented batsman and showed his worth in the last game by scoring 48 runs and is a must-have pick if AUS bats first.
(1 M, 4 O, 1 W)
Richardson went for runs in the last game but is a quality bowler and can be a Trump card pick in this game.
(2 M, 33 R, 16 A)
Finch is a hit or miss type of player. He has not looked at his best in the last 2 games but is a big player.
Wanindu Hasaranga: (2 M, 26 R, 13 A + 8 O, 5 W) He is the top performer from the team. Hasaranga picked up two wickets with the ball and scored 13 runs with the bat. He is another brilliant choice for C and VC for AUS vs SL Dream11 Team
(2 M, 109 R, 54 A)
He has been their top batter in the series so far. Nissanka played a fantastic knock of 78 runs in the last game.
(2 M, 8 O, 4 W)
Chameera has been brilliant for his team and also given them crucial breakthroughs at crucial times. He has picked up 2 wickets in the last game.
(2 M, 16 R, 8 A)
He is a solid hitter and will bat in middle-order. Asalanka has looked poor in the series so far but is a quality player.
(2 M, 0 R, 0 A) Overall – (32 M, 568 R, 19 A)
Gunathilaka is back in the team and will look to prove his worth at the team. He has been dismissed cheaply in the last two games but is a very talented batsman.
(2 M, 11 R, 5 A)
He is expected to bat at 4. Fernando has also not looked good in the series but is one of their top batters.
(2 M, 41 R, 20 A + 1 O, 0 W)
He is the skipper of the team. Shanka played a quick fire knock of 34 runs in the last game.
AUS vs SL Trump card pick for Dream11
(2 M, 49 R, 24 A + 6 O, 1 W)
Stoinis will be a Trump card pick for this game. He will do hitting down the order and is also a handy bowler
AUS vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction
A Finch, B McDermott (Vc), P Nissanka, C Asalanka
G Maxwell (C), C Karunaratne
J Hazlewood, P Cummins, A Zampa, D Chameera
AUS vs SL Fantasy Cricket Tips:
- Kane Richardson is also a very good pick.
- J Hazlewood and G Maxwell are also good for Vc.
Captain and Vice-Captain (AUS vs SL Today Match Prediction)
- Glenn Maxwell
- Josh Hazelwood
- Ben McDermott
- Jos Inglis
We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.