In the first T20 international between Australia and Sri Lanka the match was closer than expected, but Australia prevailed. Sri Lanka’s bowlers kept Australia’s batting in check, but their own batsmen were unable to meet a below-par target set by Australia. In the six previous T20 internationals between Australia and Sri Lanka, the Australians have won each time.
Australia’s chances of winning are still very slim, especially given the effort Sri Lanka put in, but cricket betting sites don’t seem to care!
Second Twenty20 International between Australia and Sri Lanka is scheduled for 2022. Here are our match prediction and betting suggestions. On February 13th, 2022, the match will be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.
AUS vs SL Team Previews
As part of its preparations to defend its T20 World Cup title later in the season, Australia has decided to rest a few of its most important players. Ben McDermott will bat first for Australia, where he led the team in scoring in the opener. He comes into this series after a stellar Big Bash League season, and he appeared to carry that form into this one.
We look forward to supporting him once again in this match.
Against Sri Lanka’s spinners, the Australian batting struggled. Aaron Finch was shipped out on the cheap, while Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, and Matthew Wade failed to make an impact. This raises some questions about the team’s future.
This time around, we expect Australia to be tested more by spin than they were in the previous match. You can also look to bet on Marcus Stoinis. He appeared to be in excellent shape during the first game and was able to score runs again.
In the end, it was Australia’s bowling that carried the day in the first match. Adam Zampa and Josh Hazelwood were the best bowlers in the competition. As soon as they entered the fray, they struck hard and didn’t let the Sri Lankan batsmen get a foothold. Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc were solid, but not exceptional, in their respective roles.
We do not want to bet on Australia’s top bowler because of this strong attack. Anyone can win on any given day; it’s just a guess. As a team, Australia has a significant advantage over Sri Lanka.
Australia Playing 11
Ben McDermott, Aaron Finch (c), Steven Smith, Josh Inglis, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa.
A Sri Lankan team that can compete with Australia after such a long time is heartening to see. However, Sri Lanka demonstrated that it is not a team to be taken for granted by losing the match. When Wanindu Hasaranga and Mahi Theekshana play, Australia will have a difficult time dealing with them. This team has the ability to take on the Australian batting line-up.
It was Binura Fernando’s performance that caught everyone’s attention in this match. In spite of a lack of speed, the blackhole appears to strike him on a regular basis.
Getting a couple early wickets will allow Sri Lanka to put pressure on the Australians, whose bowling attack is quite good.
An issue with the starting lineup has been identified. Pathum Nissanka and Danushka Gunathulaka, as well as Avishka Fernando, tried to get off to a fast start, but it didn’t work out. Wanindu Hasaranga, Diniesh Chandimal and Dasun Shanaka are the four other batsmen in this lineup.
A decent batting line-up, but it seemed to struggle in the first match with short balls. Sri Lanka should treat Adam Zampa with more respect and not attack him like a net bowler, in our opinion.
While Sri Lanka has a dismal record against Australia and is still a developing side, we believe the cricket betting sites are undervaluing the island nation at the moment.
Sri Lanka Playing 11
Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando.
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
In Sydney, there was some rain, and the same is expected for this game. Some of the spinners were aided by the sluggish pitch, which was unexpected. However, Sri Lanka’s batsmen will still have a problem with the bounce. For the most part, we expect this game to be more exciting than the first, as Sydney tends to be.
Batting first, a score of around 170 would be considered a good score.
AUS vs SL Betting Tips
It’s a fascinating topic. Australians are the better team, but the odds offered aren’t good enough. We believe there is a good chance to make money betting on Sri Lanka in this tournament. If the game ends up being close, you may be able to cash out and keep your winnings. With this in mind, you could hedge on Australia to ensure that you come out on top in either scenario.
We think this is a good opportunity to take a risk and bet on Sri Lanka to win this match, despite the fact that Australia is the more likely outcome.
Invest in Sri Lanka’s chances of victory.