Super 12 – Australia vs Sri Lanka Preview & Prediction
When is Australia vs Sri Lanka taking place? Australia vs Sri Lanka will take place on Thursday 28th October, 2021 at 15:00 (UK)
Where is Australia vs Sri Lanka taking place? Australia vs Sri Lanka will take place at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai
What is the expected weather for Australia vs Sri Lanka? 28-30c with clear skies and a gentle breeze
Where can I get tickets for Australia vs Sri Lanka? Visit here for the latest ticket information for Australia vs Sri Lanka
What TV channel is Australia vs Sri Lanka on in the UK? Australia vs Sri Lanka will be televised live on Sky Sports
Where can I stream Australia vs Sri Lanka? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Australia vs Sri Lanka live on Sky Go
THE TEAM NEWS
- Australia were victorious in their opening Super 12 fixture, beating South Africa by five wickets with just two balls to spare, as they successfully chased down a modest but tricky score 119.
- Pace was prioritised by Australia within their team selection with Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood all selected with Adam Zampa as the primary spin-bowler and having restricted South Africa to a low total, they are likely to opt for the same formula in this game.
- Sri Lanka recorded their fourth successive victory in this T20 World Cup last time out, chasing down 172 to beat Bangladesh by five wickets with more than an over to spare, a statement victory.
- Like Australia, the expectation is that Sri Lanka will name the same team in this match, with their bowling once again heavily reliant on the wicket-taking prowess of their spinners.
Australia have to bat very sensibly here against a dangerous Sri Lankan bowling unit, who have proven themselves to be a strong outfit so far over the course of this T20 World Cup. However, whilst Sri Lanka are on an excellent run of form, they have not come up against an opponent of Australia’s quality during their recent winning streak. Aaron Finch’s side boast more power and depth within their batting across the middle order and with a nicely balanced bowling unit that were so impressive against South Africa, it is Australia who should get the better of their opponents here.