Australia took a lead in this series by 1-0, after defeating Sri Lanka by 10 Wickets.Sri lanka would have not imagined of such a low total as they were 100-1, after which the complete team was bowled for 128.Sri lanka lost 9 wickets for just 28 runs which was the major set back for them in this match.
T20 action will be back just within 24 hrs, as the second match will be played today.Sri Lanka need to have a serious look at the middle order as they have collapsed without scoring runs in the first match. Sri Lankan team needs to come up with a major plan for Kusal Mendis, B Rajapaksa, Shanaka as they are pillars for the teams middle order.Australian batter David Warner and Aaron Finch made the chase look very easy one as they chased the down without losing any wickets, and the bowling department also performed very well in the 1st match.So the things will be smooth and easy at the Australian end and will be trying to win this match and seal the series.
In the 1st match top 3 batters of Sri Lanka gave a good start to the match by scoring nearly 100 runs in 11 overs.After which the middle order could not contribute any runs to make a fighting total. Captain Shanaka will surely come up with some role for the middle order and ask the top order to perform the same and contribute as many runs as possible in this match.Sri Lankan bowlers also need to tighten up the laces as they were not able to pick any wicket in their first match and also could not control over the runs flow. Five out of 3 bowlers economy has been over 10 runs in the first match which the team management and captain need to work towards this to win the second game today.
Australian team have their batting and bowling departments very much active which was displayed in the first match.Mitchell Starc took the first wicket at the stage were first partnership was building and then Josh Hazelwood got a break through at the crucial stage of the match from where they never gave a chance for the opponents to return.Fiercy pace attack of Australia (Hazelwood &Starc) took 7 wickets in total giving away just 42 runs.Batter did something formats demand for and they completed the chase within 14 overs without losing any wickets.Visitors will be happy and will look forward to continue the same in the second match and win the three match series.
Sri Lanka is playing at their home and also have got a good line up in their playing 11, but the thing to worry is they are not able to find a victory.While Australia has showcased an all round performance in the 1st match and also overall stats also favor them. We predict AUSTRALIA to win this match and seal the series on their name.
Australia is predicted to be the winner of this match and the series as well.Readers have look on the betting tips on individuals players performances,
Josh Hazelwood- The fiery pacer can be the leading wicket taker in this match, as he has already delivered 4-16 just a day ago .Also pacer had a powerful IPL season and playing in the same asian conditions will be helpful.
Aaron Finch- In the first match Finch has scored not out 61 runs off just 40 balls in which he has 4 sixes included .Finch can be the highest six hitter in the second match.
David Warner- We predicted Warner to be the highest run scorer in the first match and we still predict the same. Warner was the highest scorer by scoring 70runs of 44 balls with the help of Nine boundaries.David Warner can be the highest run scorer for the second match.
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Predicted Playing XI :
Pathum Nissanka, Dasun Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c),Kusal Mendia (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera,, Maheesh Theekshana, Nuwan Thushara.
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade (wk), Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Josh Hazlewood.
Match : Sri Lanka vs Australia,2nd T20I.
Event : Australia Tour Of Sri Lanka, 2022.
Venue : R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Date : 8th June 2022.
TIme : 7:00 PM IST/ 01:30 PM GMT
Lotus Fair Prediction : Australia is Lotus Fair’s Prediction To win.
Also check out our on target prediction of the first match https://www.lotusfair.news/cricket/match-preview-prediction-tips-sri-lanka-vs-australia-1st-t20i2022/