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Sri Lanka vs Australia, 1st T20I – Cricket Match Prediction, Fantasy XI Tips & Playing XI

Check out today's match prediction - Sri Lanka vs Australia, SL v AUS, 1st T20I cricket match prediction, fantasy XI, playing XI.

By Sahil Mathur June 11, 2022 • 12:43 PM

Sri Lanka will take on Australia in the first of the three T20Is set to be played at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo today. 

SL v AUS: Match Details


  • Date – Tuesday, June 07, 2022
  • Time – 7:00 PM IST 
  • Venue – R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

SL v AUS Match Preview:

The recently returned from IPL with an impressive performance, and all eyes will be on Bhanuka Rajapaksa to take things into his control. Pathum Nissanka and Charith Asalanka have been in decent touch lately. 

However, it'll be the bowlers that will grab the most eyeballs - Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, and Maheesh Theekshana; all had a great IPL 2022. 

Australia, too, have got their world cup winning team back, barring Pat Cummins and Adam Zampa. Steve Smith has been given the license to kill which might mean Australia will be looking to up the run rate in the middle overs. 

Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc make up a lethal bowling pair. While Hazlewood is a terrific defensive bowler, Starc has the knack of picking wickets with both new and old ball. 

Today's Match Prediction: Who Will Win Today's Match?

Considering this will be Sri Lanka playing at home, they will have a bit of an advantage. However, Australia's big guns are in great form which will make them favorites to win the match. 

SL v AUS Head-to-Head:

  • Total – 22
  • Sri Lanka – 9
  • Australia – 13

SL v AUS Team News: 

There are no injury concerns in either of the teams as of now. 

SL v AUS Playing XI:

  • Sri Lanka - Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Nuwan Thushara
  • Australia - Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Josh Hazlewood

Also Read: Scorecard

SL v AUS Fantasy XI:

  • Wicket-keepers - Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Matthew Wade
  • Batters - Charith Asalanka, Mitchell Marsh, David Warner
  • All-rounders - Wanindu Hasaranga, Glenn Maxwell
  • Bowlers - Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood

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