AUS vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction and Preview: 3rd T20I | Glenn Maxwell ruled out

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AUS vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction and Preview: 3rd T20I | Glenn Maxwell ruled out

AUS vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI of the 3rd T20I. Sri Lanka and Australia will face-off in the third and final T20I at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Team Australia has got a dream start to their home summer defeating Sri Lanka by 134 runs and then 9 wickets in two encounters.

In the last match, Sri Lanka bundled on just 117 runs with Kusal Perera and Danushka Gunathilaka being the only performers scoring 27 and 21 runs respectively. Pace duo of Stanlake and Cummins along with Zampa and Agar struck twice each for the team.

In the chase, Skipper Finch got out on a golden duck but Warner and Smith scored unbeaten knocks of 60* and 53* runs to chase the target comfortably. Malinga was the only positive for Sri Lanka from the bowling department.

Australia will be eager to clean sweep the visitors while Sri Lanka will take some momentum from their record against Australia on this venue and bring some moments of joy for their fans giving a tough challenge to mighty Australians.

When and Where

AUS vs SL, 3rd T20I, Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 2019.
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
01:40 PM, 01st November 2019.

Pitch Conditions

Average 1st innings score: 139
Average 2nd innings score: 129

A neutral track will be on offer with equal support to batsmen as well as bowlers.

Sri Lanka has a good record at this venue defeating Australia twice in T20I’s.

An average total near 150 can be expected if Sri Lanka bats first whereas Australia can still score higher.


Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Ben McDermott, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Billy Stanlake, Mitchell Starc, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, David Warner, Adam Zampa, D’Arcy Short.

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


  • Glenn Maxwell has been withdrawn from the squad due to personal reasons and D’Arcy Short has been named as replacement. However, Ben McDermott has been confirmed to bat in the middle order in Maxi’s place.
  • Sean Abbott can get a chance in place of Kane Richardson in the playing XI.

Sri Lanka:

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  • Wanindu Hasaranga has been clueless in two matches and is likely to make way for Shehan Jayasuriya in the XI.

Probable Playing XI

Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steve Smith, Ben McDermott, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey (WK), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Sean Abbott/Kane Richardson.

Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera (wk), Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Shehan Jayasuriya/W Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, L Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep.

Top picks for AUS vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction


David Warner: Warner was in record-breaking form in IPL’19 and continued his good run in this format scoring unbeaten 100* and 60* runs in two T20I’s.

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 first match.

Pat Cummins: Pacer Cummins is performing consistently for Australia taking crucial wickets and can also contribute with the bat. He struck twice in both encounters.

Steve Smith: He scored unbeaten 53 runs in the last match and can be demoted in case of good start from openers.

Adam Zampa: Leggie Zampa is a wicket-taking spinner and took three and two wicket-haul in two matches.

Billy Stanlake: Long and fiery Stanlake can create havoc with his pace and bounce. He took two scalps in the last match.

Sri Lanka:

Lasith Malinga: He is one of the best bowlers in T20I format and can be lethal in initial as well as death overs. He took one scalp in the last match.

Kusal Perera: He is a very attacking player and can anchor big innings. He will bat in the middle order and scored 27 runs in the last match.

Danushka Gunathilaka: He is a good opening batsmen and scores at a good strike rate. He was in brilliant form during the Pakistan tour and got a good start in the last match scoring 21 runs.

Kusal Mendis: He will open the innings and will have the responsibility to provide a good start to the team. He got out on duck and one in two matches.

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 first match also. He can find it difficult to take wickets of mighty Australian batsmen.

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 but failed in the second encounter.

Avishka Fernando: He is a talented performer and impressed everyone in World Cup’19 but failed to perform recently.

AUS vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction

H2H team:

K Perera (wk)
David Warner (c)
Aaron Finch (vc)
D Gunathilaka
Steve Smith
Avishka Fernando
Dasun Shanaka
Ashton Agar
Billy Stanlake
Pat Cummins
Adam Zampa

Captain and Vc Choices:

David Warner, Aaron Finch, Kusal Perera, D Gunathilaka, Steve Smith, Pat Cummins.

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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.

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