Sri Lanka Tour of Australia, 2022 – Australia vs Sri Lanka – 2nd T20I Match Prediction
The Aussies will be looking to keep their winning streak going when they face Sri Lanka in the second game of the T20I series on Sunday at Sydney Cricket Ground.
Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 20 runs in the previous match using the DLS method. Captain Aaron Finch will be pleased with his team’s performance in the first game of the series and will be hoping for more of the same in this game.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will be looking to make significant improvements in order to tie the three-match T20I series. To keep Australia at bay in this match, the visitors will need to play some exceptional cricket.
The game between the two teams will take place on February 13th, 2022 at Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.
Match Details to Note
Match: Australia vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Sri Lanka Tour of Australia, 2022
Date: February 13, 2022 (Sunday)
Time: 1:40 PM IST
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Australia vs Sri Lanka Team Previews
Australia (Match Odds – 1.13)
The home team will not make any changes to their starting lineup for this game. The onus will be on Ben McDermott, Captain Aaron Finch, Steven Smith, Jos Inglis, all-rounders Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis to deliver the majority of the runs in the batting department.
Ben McDermott showed good form in the first game of the series. He batted brilliantly and finished the innings with a top-score of 53 runs off 41 balls, thanks to two boundaries and three sixes. Marcus Stoinis, who contributed 30 runs off 17 balls with two fours and two sixes, was instrumental in his success.
The onus will be on bowlers like Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, and Adam Zampa to provide timely breakthroughs.
Aaron Finch (c), Ben McDermott, Josh Inglis, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Ashton Agar, Jhye Richardson, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Moises Henriques
Predicted XI: Aaron Finch (c), Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Jos Inglis, Daniel Sams, Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Agar, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa
Sri Lanka (Match Odds – 6.00)
The visitors will be looking to improve their bat-and-ball performance. The onus will be on Avishka Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, wicket-keeper Dinesh Chandimal, and Captain Dasun Shanaka to deliver the bulk of the runs in the batting department.
In the previous game, opener Pathum Nissanka batted well and finished the innings with a top-score of 36 runs off 37 balls, thanks to five boundaries and one six.
Aside from Nissanka, wicket-keeper Dinesh Chandimal scored 25 not out off 16 balls with three boundaries and one six, and Charith Asalanka contributed 16 runs off 19 balls with two fours.
Binura Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mahesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, and Dushmantha Chameera will be expected to provide timely breakthroughs in the bowling department.
Sri Lanka Squad
Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando, Maheesh Theekshana, Ramesh Mendis, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Kumara, Praveen Jayawickrama, Janith Liyanage, Kamil Mishara, Shiran Fernando, Nuwan Thushara
Predicted XI: Dasun Shanaka (c), Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Danuska Gunathilaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Ramesh Mendis
Australia vs Sri Lanka Head to Head
Australia has won 10 of the 18 matches played between these two teams, while Sri Lanka has won 8 of them. Australia’s bowlers have received the most credit for their team, while Sri Lanka’s all-rounders have received the most credit.
Australia vs Sri Lanka Toss Prediction
Both teams will be eager to win the crucial toss, bat first, and post a competitive score of more than 150 runs. The previous match was won by the team that batted first.
To Win the Toss – Australia – 1.85
To Win the Toss – Sri Lanka – 1.85
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The second Twenty20 International between Australia and Sri Lanka will be played at Sydney Cricket Ground.
The wicket will undoubtedly favour slow bowlers with sunny intervals expected for Sunday’s game. The batsmen will need to stay at the crease in order to produce significant scores for their respective teams.
Australia vs Sri Lanka Match Prediction
Australia will be heavy favourites to win their second game against Sri Lanka based on their current form. With players like Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa in fine form, the team’s management will be hoping for more of the same in this match.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, needs to bat well in order to stay in this T20I series.
Australia is the favourite to beat Sri Lanka at the odds of 1.13.
- Australia easily defeated Sri Lanka in the first ODI using the DLS method.
- Josh Hazlewood, Ben McDermott, and Adam Zampa all pitched well for Australia in the series opener in Sydney.
- Binura Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Chamika Karunaratne, and Wanindu Hasaranga all played well for Sri Lanka.