AUS vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction and Preview: 1st T20I

AUS vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction and Preview: 1st T20I

AUS vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI of the 1st T20I. Sri Lanka and Australia will face-off in the first T20I at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.

Hosts Australia start their preparations for T20I World Cup and will be eager to cover all the shortcomings. Steven Smith returns in the mix for the shortest format and will want to cement his place in the playing XI. Opening duo of Warner and Finch will be the key to give a dominant start to the team. They will miss the services of T20I specialist Andrew Tye due to injury but still have a lethal pace attack led by Mitch Starc and Pat Cummins. They will hope to begin the summer with a bang defeating Sri Lanka in the first T20I.

Team Sri Lanka are in good form in T20I format and recently outplayed no.1 ranked Pakistan team at their home turf with a second-string side. They have a well-balanced squad and have the ability to challenge mighty Australians. Skipper Malinga will be the key in the bowling department along with Waindu Hasaranga and Nuwan Pradeep. Their top three Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka and Kusal Perera are also in good form and will be eager to perform in overseas conditions. They will hope to put a good show in the opening encounter of the tour.

When and Where

AUS vs SL, 1st T20I, Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 2019.
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.
09:00 AM, 27th October 2019.

Pitch Conditions

Average 1st innings score: 169
Average 2nd innings score: 150

A fresh track with good support to batsmen can be expected.

Pacers will find some assistance in powerplay.

Also, With the 2:00 P.M. start time spinners can extract some turn under the daylight.

Squads

AUS:
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.

SL:
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.

Team News

Australia:

  • Andrew Tye has been ruled out of the series due to injury and Sean Abbott has replaced him in the squad.
  • Skipper Aaron Finch has been declared fit and will open tomorrow.
  • Either of Ashton Turner or Ben McDermott will bat in the middle order. Chances of Turner are more.
  • While anyone of Stanlake or Richardson will strengthen the pace battery.

Sri Lanka:

  • Kasun Rajitha was impressive in the practice match and can get a chance in place of Isuru Udana.
  • Team can either prefer spin all-rounder Shehan Jayasuriya or spinner L Sandakan in the playing XI. Chances of Jayasuriya are more.

Probable Playing XI

AUS:
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner/Ben McDermott, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Billy Stanlake/Kane Richardson.

SL:
Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Shehan Jayasuriya/L Sandakan, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana/Kasun Rajitha, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep.

Top picks for AUS vs SL Dream11 Team:

Australia:

David Warner: Warner was in record-breaking form in IPL’19 and will be eager to continue his good run in this format.

Aaron Finch: Skipper Finch is a destructive batsman and can change the course of match single-handedly.

Glenn Maxwell: Star all-rounder Maxwell is an attacking batsman and part-time spinner. He performed well in T20 Blast.

Mitch Starc: He is a wicket-taking pacer of T20I format and can bowl pin-pointed yorkers. He can dismantle Sri Lanka batting line-up on his day.

Pat Cummins: Pacer Cummins is performing consistently for Australia taking crucial wickets and can also contribute with the bat.

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.

Sri Lanka:

Lasith Malinga: He is one of the best bowler in T20I format and can be lethal in initial as well as death overs. He will be a must pick in your fantasy team.

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 World Cup.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ChanukaBhanuka Rajapaksa: Bhanuka made a memorable debut in the last series scoring crucial knocks for his team.

AUS vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction

H2H team:

K Perera (wk)
David Warner (c)
Aaron Finch (vc)
D Gunathilaka
Kusal Mendis
B Rajapaksa
Glenn Maxwell
W Hasaranga
L Malinga
Pat Cummins
Mitch Starc

Captain and Vc Choices:

David Warner, Aaron Finch, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Glenn Maxwell, D Gunathilaka, Steve Smith, L Malinga, W Hasaranga.

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