Australia vs Sri Lanka – 2nd T20 International Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Australia vs Sri Lanka taking place? Wednesday, October 30th (08:10 UK time)

Where is Australia vs Sri Lanka taking place? The Gabba, Brisbane

What is the expected weather for Australia vs Sri Lanka? 25c with cloud but no rain forecast

What channel is Australia vs Sri Lanka on? This match will be shown live on BT Sport 2

Where can I stream Australia vs Sri Lanka? This match can be streamed live via BT Sport

Where can I get tickets for Australia vs Sri Lanka? Tickets for this match can still be purchased!

LAST MEETING
Australia beat Sri Lanka by 134 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

AUSTRALIA

  • Australia absolutely dominated the opening T20 match on Sunday in Adelaide as they smashed a stunning 233/2 and then promptly tore through the Sri Lankan batting line-up to restrict them to just 99/9 from their 20 overs to seal an emphatic victory.
  • David Warner was the star of the show with his stunning century while Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell smashed half centuries themselves as their batsmen completely dominated the Sri Lankan bowling attack and they will look to continue that impressive form in Brisbane.
  • They are forced into making at least one change for this game however as Mitchell Starc is attending his brother’s wedding so he misses out and that will likely see talented fast bowler Billy Stanlake come into the side at his home venue ahead of Sean Abbott.

SRI LANKA

  • Sri Lanka were well and truly dominated in the opening T20 match in Adelaide and they will have to recover and adapt to conditions in Brisbane quickly to avoid another confidence-sapping defeat especially given how strong the hosts looked.
  • Despite bringing veterans Kusal Perera and Lasith Malinga into the side after they missed the Pakistan series, that did not overly pay off as they struggled to compete with the Australians, and they will consider some changes after such a heavy defeat.
  • Kasun Rajitha was smashed for 75 from his four overs and he could be one player to drop out of the team with Isuru Udana tipped to come into the side while Shehan Jayasuriya or Avishka Fernando could come into the batting line-up if they decide to change things around there.

THE PREDICTION

Sri Lanka were somewhat shell-shocked after their heavy 134-run loss on Sunday and they will have to pick themselves up quickly to compete against the rampant hosts in Brisbane. Australia were superior in every facet of the game in the first match and they will be fired up to seal the series win here. There are no signs of experimenting with the line-up or tactics right now, and even with Starc sitting this one out, they should still have far too much quality for the tourists.

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