After a riveting, yet rain curtailed battle that saw the visitors take a 1-0 lead in the series, Australia would like to keep the momentum going as Sri Lanka look to make 1-1 and go to Colombo with momentum behind them.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Sri Lanka got off to a flier as they put on a 115 in 20 overs for the first wicket before Gunathilaka was run out courtesy a terrific piece of fielding from Stoinis sent him back. Kusal Mendis scored a stroke filled, run a ball 86. Cameos from Charith Asalanka and Wanindu Hasaranga, who struck 5 fours in 5 balls took the hosts to 300.
In reply, Australia were in a spot of bother as they were reduced to 72/2 before rain intervened for a brief period. When play resumed, the target was reduced to 282 in 47 overs, and that was all the brief Glenn Maxwell needed as he struck a vital 80 to romp the visitors home.
Sri Lanka were just on the wrong side of luck to let the game slip away. The likes of Gunathilaka, Asalanka and Hasaranga were terrific and Hasaranga, even with the ball, was even more potent as he almost helped Sri Lanka go 1-0 up before Maxwell had his own ideas They need to do more or the same and with Hasaranga as their official finisher, they would like another 300 plus score to challenge the Aussie batting line up.
Australia, on the other hand would like to believe they have got out of jail. Maxwell, along with Alex Carrey and Marcus Stoinis showed, as to why he is a thorn in Sri Lanka’s flesh and more contributions from the top order are needed to make sure that they wrap up the series in the 3rd ODI itself.
Sri Lanka, who promised a powerful comeback in the 1st ODI, are expected to claw their way back into the series with a convincing win, and you can also win big with the best odds on Lotusfair.com.
Sri Lanka is predicted to be the winner of this match and they should level the series. Readers have look on the betting tips on individuals players performances,
David Warner – According to our prediction, Warner will be the highest run scorer in the match as he missed out in the first game courtesy a terrific Hasranga skidder
Marcus Stoinis – We predict Stoinis to hit the maximum number of sixes in the match as he is an underrated power hitter
Dushmanta Chameera – He has not found his rhythm yet and expects him to do so and pick up maximum wickets in the game.
Aaron Finch vs Wanindu Hasaranga – Finch was one of Hasranga’s number when he picked up 4 wickets and an encore beckons for the leggie
Pathum Nissanka vs Josh Hazelwood – Got a fifty in the last game and took on Hazelwood with aplomb, round 2 of this battle promises better action
Dasun Shanaka vs Glenn Maxwell – In the battle of the two all rounders, Maxwell trumped Shanaka, it would be interesting to see who wins this time around.
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Predicted Playing 11
Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Mahesh Theekshana, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Niroshan Dickwella, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dunith Wellalage.
Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Marcus Stoinis, Josh Hazlewood, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson
Match : Sri Lanka vs Australia, 2nd ODI 2022
Event : Australia Tour Of Sri Lanka, 2022.
Venue : Pallekele International Stadium, Pallekele
Date : 16th June 2022.
Time : 2:00 PM IST/ 9:00 AM GMT
Lotus Fair Prediction : Sri Lanka is Lotus Fair’s Prediction To win