AUS vs SL Dream11 Prediction and Preview: 2nd T20I | Mitch Starc ruled out
AUS vs SL Dream11 Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI of the 2nd T20I. Sri Lanka and Australia will face-off in the second T20I at The Gabba in Brisbane.
Visitors Sri Lanka were completely outplayed by the mighty Australians in the first match of the tour losing by a whopping margin of 134 runs.
Batting first, Opening pair of Warner and Finch were clinical at the top scoring 100* and 64 runs respectively. Quick cameo of 62 runs from just 28 balls by Maxwell surged Aussies to a total of 233. Lakshan Sandakan and Dasun Shanaka took one scalp each for the islanders.
In chase, Sri Lanka batsmen crumbled miserably and could only score 99 runs with no batsmen being able to cross the 20-run mark. Adam Zampa took three wicket-haul while Cummins and Starc took two scalps each in winning cause for the team.
Aussies will be keen to continue the winning momentum ahead while Sri Lanka will hope to bounce back tomorrow and put a unison effort against hosts.
When and Where
AUS vs SL, 2nd T20I, Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 2019.
The Gabba, Brisbane.
01:40 PM, 30th October 2019.
Average 1st innings score: 178
Average 2nd innings score: 152
A fresh track with immense support to batsmen can be expected.
Pacers will find some assistance in powerplay.
If Australia bats first, another 200 can be on the cards while Sri Lanka batsman can also bounce back on this track and score a good total.
Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Billy Stanlake, Mitchell Starc, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
Lasith Malinga (c), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Oshada Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha.
- Mitch Starc will miss tomorrow’s encounter due to personal reasons and either of Sean Abbott or Billy Stanlake will replace him in the playing XI.
- Kasun Rajitha is likely to be replaced by Isuru Udana in the playing XI.
- While team management can give a chance to Niroshan Dickwella or Avishka Fernando in place of any batsmen probably Kusal Mendis to strengthen the batting line-up. Chances of same are less.
Probable Playing XI
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake/Sean Abbott, Kane Richardson.
Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kusal Perera (wk), Oshada Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, L Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep.
Top picks for AUS vs SL Dream11 Prediction
David Warner: Warner was in record-breaking form in IPL’19 and continued his good run in this format scoring unbeaten century in first T20I.
Aaron Finch: Skipper Finch is a destructive batsman and can change the course of match single-handedly. He scored 64 runs from just 36 balls in the last match.
Glenn Maxwell: Star all-rounder Maxwell is an attacking batsman and part-time spinner. He performed well in T20 Blast and scored blistering cameo of 62 runs from just 28 balls in first T20I.
Pat Cummins: Pacer Cummins is performing consistently for Australia taking crucial wickets and can also contribute with the bat. He struck twice in the last encounter.
Steve Smith: He has proved his talent in the other formats of the game and will hope to replicate his form in T20I format where he will feature for his national side after three years. He can be demoted in case of good start from openers.
Adam Zampa: Leggie Zampa is a wicket-taking spinner and took three wicket-haul in the last match.
Lasith Malinga: He is one of the best bowlers in T20I format and can be lethal in initial as well as death overs. He will be a must pick in your fantasy team despite him being wicket-less in the opening encounter.
Kusal Perera: He is a very attacking player and can anchor big innings. He failed to perform in the last series but performed well in the World Cup and will bat in the middle order.
Danushka Gunathilaka: He is a good opening batsmen and scores at a good strike rate. He was in brilliant form during the Pakistan tour.
Kusal Mendis: He will open the innings and will have the responsibility to provide a good start to the team. He got out on a duck in the previous match.
W Hasaranga: He is a talented spinner and can also be handy with bat. He is in very good form recently and is taking crucial wickets for the team but failed miserably in the first T20I.
Nuwan Pradeep: He is a lethal pacer and can take a plethora of wickets on his day. He took plenty of wickets in the last T20I series and was economical in last match also.
Dasun Shanaka: Shanaka can score quick runs with the bat for the team and can also bowl a few overs of medium pace. He is in good form recently and scored 17 runs along with one scalp in the first T20I.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa: Bhanuka made a memorable debut in the last series scoring crucial knocks for his team.
AUS vs SL Dream11 Prediction
K Perera (wk)
David Warner (c)
Aaron Finch (vc)
L Malinga/K Richardson
Note: If you want to take Steve Smith u can replace Gunathilaka with him after making few changes in the bowler’s category.
Captain and Vc Choices:
David Warner, Aaron Finch, Kusal Perera, Glenn Maxwell, D Gunathilaka, Steve Smith, Pat Cummins, D Shanaka.
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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.