In the 22nd match of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021, Australia will take on Sri Lanka at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday, October 28.
Both Australia and Sri Lanka have won their previous encounters against South Africa and Bangladesh, respectively. The Lankans are placed at the second spot in the Super 12 Group 1 points table, while the Aussies are right behind the Islanders at the third position.
Played: 16 | AUS won: 08 | SL won: 08 | No result: 0
The tracks in Dubai have produced an equal opportunity for both batters and bowlers to capitalise from the word go. Spinners will again have some edge as the wicket is expected to slow down as the game progresses. Moreover, dew will play its part, so the team winning the toss would look to bowl first.
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc/Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Pethum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana/Binura Fernando, Lahiru Kumara
- AUS wins the toss and bowls first
- Powerplay score: 35-40
- Sri Lanka total: 140-150
- SL wins the toss and bowls first
- Powerplay Score: 40-50
- Australia total: 150-160
Team batting second to win the match.