AUS vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview | World Cup 2019
Australia and Sri Lanka will face-off in the 20th match of World Cup’19 at Kennington Oval in London. We will provide AUS vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the match.
Defending champions Australia is in good form recently and is one of the favourites to claim the trophy of World Cup 2019. They have a solid batting line-up, Attacking all-rounders, Lethal pacers and Witty spinners. And they are second on the points table with three wins and one loss. They will hope to give a heavy defeat to Sri Lanka and reach on top of the points table.
In the last encounter, They defeated Pakistan by 41 runs. Batting first, David Warner and Aaron Finch played brilliant knocks of 107 and 82 respectively to take the team to a total of 307. In defence, Pat Cummins took another three-wicket haul and was supported by Richardson and Starc who took two scalps each to ensure a 41-run win for their team.
Sri Lanka has failed to make a mark yet in WC’19 despite victory in their last completed encounter against Afghanistan. Their last two encounters against Bangladesh and Pakistan were abandoned due to rain. Except for Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera, No other batsmen have shown any spark yet. Also with injury to Nuwan Pradeep, Their bowling department has got weaker. They will expect a responsible performance from their batsmen in order to give a tough challenge to the mighty Australia team.
In their last completed match, They defeated Afghanistan by 34 runs under DLS in a 41-over match. Batting first, Kusal Perera single-handedly took his team to a respectable total scoring attacking knock of 78 runs. Also, Karunaratne and Thirimanne got starts but could not convert into a good knock. Defending the target, Nuwan Pradeep bowled lethal opening spell taking four wicket-haul to destroy Afghan batting line-up. In addition, Lasith Malinga was also at his former best in death overs to take three scalps and ensure a 34 run win for his team.
A good contest can be expected between both teams.
When and Where:
AUS vs SL, 20th Match, ICC World Cup 2019.
Kennington Oval, London.
03:00 PM, 15th June 2019.
Average 1st innings score: 247
Average 2nd innings score: 213
Pitch will provide assistance to pacers in initial overs and then support batsmen.
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff, Kane Richardson.
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Kusal Perera (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Isuru Udana, Milinda Siriwardana, Avishka Fernando, Jeevan Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal.
Marcus Stoinis is injured and is unlikely to feature tomorrow. Mitchell Marsh has been added as cover but will not play until Stoinis is removed from the squad.
Adam Zampa can replace Kane Richardson to add a full-time spin option.
The team is likely to persist with both Marsh and Khawaja and play with four full-time bowlers until the availability of Stoinis is assessed. However, Any bowler can also be added in place of Shaun Marsh.
David Warner and Aaron Finch will open the innings. Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, and Alex Carey will follow them.
Glenn Maxwell will play the role of an allrounder. Nathan Coulter Nile, Pat Cummins, and Starc can also be handy with the bat.
Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc will spearhead the pace attack along with Nathan Coulter Nile. Glenn Maxwell will be the key spinner. Adam Zampa if plays will support him. Finch and Steve Smith can also bowl a few overs.
Nuwan Pradeep can be the risky starter after dislocated finger. If unfit, Jeevan Mendis is likely to replace him.
Lasith Malinga went back to Sri Lanka following the demise of his mother-in-law but is likely to rejoin the team and will play tomorrow.
D Karunaratne will open the innings along with Kusal Perera. L Thirimanne, K Mendis, Angelo Mathews, and Dhananjaya De Silva will follow them.
Dhananjaya De Silva, Thisara Perera, and Isuru Udana will play the role of an allrounder.
Lasith Malinga and Isuru Udana will lead the pace attack along with S Lakmal and Thisara Perera while Dhananjaya De Silva will be the key spinner.
Probable Playing XI:
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson/Adam Zampa.
D Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), L Thirimanne, K Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya De Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep/Jeevan Mendis, S Lakmal, L Malinga.
Primary Options: Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis
Kusal Perera is likely to open for Sri Lanka and plays an attacking manner. He has scores of 29 and 78 in two encounters.
Kusal Mendis has failed to perform till now in World Cup 2019 but has the talent to play a big knock on his day. He has scored only two runs till now. He faced 3 deliveries in World Cup’19, In which He was dismissed 2 times. Once Kusal Mendis settled on the pitch, Then He can be the trump card of Dream11 Team.
Other Options: Alex Carey
The role of Alex Carey will increase with the exit of Marcus Stoinis and can be a game changer with the bat. He scored 55* runs in 35 balls against India in second last match.
Batsmen for SL vs AUS Dream11 Team:
Primary Options: Steve Smith, David Warner, Aaron Finch, Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews
Steve Smith is a must-pick from batting department due to his consistent form. Also, He has promoted himself at one down and is likely to play a major role with the bat. He has scores of 18,73, 69 and 10 in four encounters of World Cup 2019.
David Warner is one of the best openers in world cricket currently and can change the course of the match single-handedly. He has scores of 89,3, 56 and 107 yet in WC’19.
Right-handed batsman Aaron Finch plays in an attacking manner and is in good form recently. He has scores of 66, 6, 36 and 82 in four matches of WC’19.
The skipper of Sri Lanka Dimuth Karunaratne has been the only positive for Sri Lanka along with Kusal Perera. He has scored 82 runs in two matches.
Angelo Mathews is yet to open his account in WC’19 and has two duck to his name. He will be eager to fire tomorrow.
Other Options: Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Lahiru Thirimanne
Usman Khawaja is in brilliant form from past one year and can be a match winner for Australia. He has scored 15, 13, 42 and 18 yet in WC’19.
Shaun Marsh has been a consistent player from the past few years and is likely to play tomorrow. He can be the best grand league pick in case of top-order collapses.
Lahiru Thirimanne has scores of 4, 25 in two matches and will hope to put a good performance against quality Aussie pace attack.
All-Rounders for SL vs AUS Dream11 Team:
Primary Options: Glenn Maxwell, Thisara Perera
Glenn Maxwell is one of the most attacking batting all-rounders and can destroy Sri Lanka bowling attack on his day. He has shown glimpses of his form in the last two encounters and will also bowl enough overs.
Thisara Perera has been in poor form from the past few months and will be keen to find his form soon for the betterment of the team. He can be handy with the bat as well as ball and is the X-factor of Sri Lanka team.
Other Options: Dhananjaya De Silva
Dhananjaya De Silva has been poor with bat and has not got enough opportunities with the ball. He can also play good knock on his day. He can be a good pick for AUS vs SL Grand League Team.
Bowlers for AUS vs SL Dream11 Team:
Primary Options: Pat Cummins, M Starc, Lasith Malinga, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep
Pat Cummins is in dream form from past one year and will lead the Aussie pace attack. He has taken nine wickets yet in WC’19.
Mitchell Starc can be lethal in initial overs as well in death overs with his pin-point yorkers. He has taken nine wickets including a five-wicket-haul against West Indies till now.
Lasith Malinga took excellent three-wicket haul against Afghanistan and can trouble batsmen with his yorkers and slow balls.
Nathan Coulter-Nile has been poor with the ball but has contributed brilliantly with the bat. He scored match-winning knock of 92 runs against Windies. He will hope to find his bowling form quickly.
Isuru Udana is death over specialist and can also play quick cameos with the bat. He failed in both matches.
Nuwan Pradeep is a hit the deck bowler and can be lethal in English conditions. He took four wickets against Afghanistan and can be crucial tomorrow if fit and plays.
Other Options: Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson, Suranga Lakmal
Adam Zampa is in good form and can trick batsmen with his leg-spin. He has taken five wickets till now and will lead the spin attack of Australia. He has a high chance to play tomorrow.
Kane Richardson is a wicket-taking bowler and can destroy Sri Lanka batting attack if he plays. He took two scalps against Pakistan.
Suranga Lakmal can also trouble batsmen with his swing in overcast conditions. He is yet to take a wicket in Cricket World Cup 2019.
AUS vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction:
D Warner (Vc)
S Smith (C)
K Richardson/M Siriwardana
Captain and Vc Choices: Steve Smith, D Warner, A Finch, Pat Cummins, D Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, M Starc.
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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.