T20 Internationals for the first time in a few months will be taking place for Australia. After winning the Ashes 4-0, Justin Langer was fired as coach, and Pat Cummins is being scrutinised for the first time since becoming captain.
Pat Cummins’ upcoming series against Sri Lanka isn’t expected to be the most difficult one of his career thus far. Australia has a great record against Sri Lanka, especially in the past few years.
Australia has been given very short odds to win this match by the best cricket betting sites, indicating that they are the clear favourite.
Cricket match prediction and betting advice.
AUS vs SL Team Previews
We know that Australia will rest David Warner and Mitchell Marsh for this match because they have already announced their starting eleven. Australia won the T20 World Cup 2021 thanks in large part to the contributions of these two players.
The top seven Australian players are Aaron Finch, Ben McDermott, Josh Inglis, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, and Matthew Wade. There’s a lot of power in this lineup. In the BBL 2021-22 season, Ben McDermott smashed two centuries and could have had two more, but he got out just in time.
Choosing him as the match’s best batsman is an excellent decision.
The team that Australia has put together has a lot of strength and depth. It’s a safe bet that it will outscore Sri Lanka in terms of sixes and fours.
Australia’s bowling options are equally impressive. The four bowlers selected for this match are Cummins, Starc, Hazelwood, and Zampa. That’s what I’m getting at. Stoinis and possibly Smith may be forced to roll their arms over in the event of a penalty.
In our opinion, Pat Cummins is the best bet for the Top Bowler Australia wager.
Ben McDermott, Aaron Finch (c), Steven Smith, Josh Inglis, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa
After a decade of decline, Sri Lanka’s national team is now reviving a once-great team. This time, however, they have a group of promising young players who will be around for a long time. Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, and Wanindu Hasaranga are among the players we’re discussing.
Despite the presence of such talent, the odds are stacked against Sri Lanka. Historically, its batsmen have struggled in Australia’s bouncy wickets and against Australia’s plethora of fast bowlers.
In addition, their bowling attack is also quite weak on their own part. Chameera and Hasaranga are the only two bowlers capable of making an impact in this series against Australia. On the whole, we don’t expect Sri Lanka to be able to bowl its way to victory in this match.
Sri Lanka Playing 11
Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Binura Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana
AUS vs SL Toss Prediction
There is a tendency for the team that wins the coin toss to bat first.
To find out how we generate our toss predictions, check out our guide on how to make a good bet on the toss.
Pitch and Conditions
There is a good chance that the Sydney pitch will be ideal for batting. When it comes to T20 internationals played in Australia, it has the second-highest run rate. We believe that a level playing field will favour Australia even more. Unfortunately, there will be a lot of rain in Sydney on match day, so there may be some delays.
A score of 180 should be the minimum target for Australia if they bat first.
AUS vs SL Dream11 Prediction
Team and tips for the first T20 match between Australia and Sri Lanka in 2022.
AUS vs SL Playing 11
- M Wade
- A Finch
- A Fernando (c)
- S Smith (vc)
- C Asalanka
- G Maxwell
- W Hasaranga
- J Hazelwood
- M Starc
- D Chameera
- A Zampa
On our dedicated Dream11 guide, you can find more Dream11 predictions and other useful information.
AUS vs SL Betting Tips
We’re placing our money on Australia to come out on top in this one. Batting-wise, they are superior to Sri Lanka, as are their bowling resources, which are light years ahead of theirs. In cricket, nothing is certain, but we believe this to be as close as we can get.
Australia is the favourite to win the game.