Australia will look to win the T20I series when they face Sri Lanka in the third game on Tuesday at Manuka Oval in Canberra.
Australia defeated Sri Lanka in the second T20I via Super-over Eliminator. With this result, Australia has a 2-0 lead in the five-match Twenty20 International series. Captain Aaron Finch will be hoping that the team’s winning streak continues in this game.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will be disappointed that they could have won the previous game against Australia. Captain Dasun Shanaka will be hoping that his team can put on a good performance in this must-win game.
The game between the two teams will take place on February 15th, 2022 at Manuka Oval in Canberra.
Match Details to Note
Match: Australia vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I Match, Sri Lanka Tour of Australia, 2022
Date: February 15, 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 1:40 PM IST
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
Australia vs Sri Lanka Team Previews
The home team may not make any changes to their starting lineup for this game. Batting, the onus will be on Ben McDermott, Jos Inglis, Captain Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, and Marcus Stoinis to deliver the majority of the runs.
Jos Inglis was the standout performer with the bat in the previous match, finishing the innings with a top-score of 48 runs off 32 balls and five boundaries. Aside from Inglis, captain Aaron Finch showed some intent with the bat, scoring 25 runs off 20 balls with three fours.
The side will rely on Adam Zampa, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, and Kane Richardson to deliver timely breakthroughs in the bowling department.
Pacer Josh Hazlewood was the pick of the bowlers in the second ODI, taking 3 for 22 in four overs.
Ben McDermott, Aaron Finch (c), Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson, Daniel Sams
Predicted XI: Aaron Finch (c), Ben McDermott, Josh Inglis, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
In the previous match, Sri Lanka did everything we wanted but did not win! Nonetheless, there were numerous opportunities to cash out or hedge on Australia in order to ensure a profitable outcome. That type of betting strategy is something you can try again.
However, due to the conditions, we believe Sri Lanka will struggle in this match, so we recommend backing the favourite.
Sri Lanka’s bowling is impressive, with Dushmanth Chameera, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Chamika Karunaratne all capable of applying pressure at various points during the inning. In fact, Maheesh Theekshana has a wide range of deliveries that can trouble the Australian batsmen.
Sri Lanka did everything we wanted in the previous match but did not win! Despite this, there were numerous opportunities to cash out or hedge on Australia to ensure a profitable outcome. That type of betting strategy is something you can experiment with again.
However, we believe Sri Lanka will struggle in this match due to the conditions, so we recommend backing the favourite.
Sri Lanka’s bowling is strong, with Dushmanth Chameera, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Chamika Karunaratne all capable of putting pressure on the batsmen at various points during the innings. In fact, Maheesh Theekshana has a variety of deliveries that can cause problems for the Australian batsmen.
Sri Lanka Squad
Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Nuwan Thushara, Ramesh Mendis, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Kumara, Praveen Jayawickrama, Janith Liyanage, Kamil Mishara, Shiran Fernando
Predicted XI: Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana and Nuwan Thushara.
Australia vs Sri Lanka Toss Prediction
Both teams will be hoping to win the toss, bat first, and post a competitive total. The average score in the first inning is around 150 runs.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The third T20I between Australia and Sri Lanka will be played at Canberra’s Manuka Oval. Weather conditions in Canberra are expected to be excellent. There is no rain in the forecast. The pitch has a typical Australian feel to it, with plenty of pace and bounce. Sri Lanka can take heart from the fact that the Indian team that played at this venue a few seasons ago had a lot of success with its spinners.
The fast bowlers may have their say as the ball flies around, which will pose a significant challenge to the Sri Lankans.
While battubing first, teams should aim for a score of around 170.
Australia vs Sri Lanka Match Prediction
Australia will be the favourites to win their game against Sri Lanka based on their current form. With batsmen like Josh Hazlewood, Ben McDermott, and Jos Inglis in good form this series, the team’s management will be hoping for another strong performance.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will need to maintain discipline in all three departments in order to keep the series alive.
Australia is the favourite to beat Sri Lanka at the odds of 1.18.
- Australia defeated Sri Lanka in the second T20I via Super-over Eliminator
- Pathum Nissanka, Dasun Shanaka, and Dushmantha Chameera all put in solid performances for Sri Lanka in a losing cause.
- Jos Inglis, Aaron Finch, and Josh Hazlewood all delivered outstanding performances for Australia.