Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 Dream11 Predictions, Lineups and more

Australia is all set to host the Sri Lankans in a 5 match T20 series set to begin from the 11th of February, 2022. After a successful Ashes series where they whitewashed the English team, the Aussies will be looking to win their match against the Sri Lankans. The hosts are currently the World T20 champions and they will be looking to keep their reputation intact.

Sri Lanka will be heading to Australia on the back of a 2-1 ODI series win over Zimbabwe and while Australia is a different class of opposition, the Lankans will be looking to win the first game and get the series underway.

The match will be played at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground.

Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 – Pitch Report

The pitch at Sydney is a good one for batting. The batters can score runs if they can spend some time out in the middle. The ball will also swing early on as well.

Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 – Probable XI

 

Australia – 

Aaron Finch (C), Ben McDermott, Josh Inglis, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis,  Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

Sri Lanka – 

Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Dasun Shanaka (capt), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando, Maheesh Theekshana

Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 – Players to Watch

 

Aaron Finch

Finch is the highest run scorer in T20s for Australia and he is also a player with loads of experience. He knows how to anchor an innings and can also lead the boys in difficult situations. So far, he has scored 2608 runs in T20s and we are sure that he will pile on the runs in this series as well.

Glenn Maxwell

He has rediscovered his form in the last year, making him one of the most lethal batsmen in the T20 format. He has hammered close to 2000 runs in T20s and he can be useful with the ball as well.

Wanindu Hasaranga

He has been one of the stand out performers for Sri Lanka lately and with 52 wickets in the T20 format, he is definitely one player to watch out for in the Sri Lankan side. It will be interesting to see how he adapts to the challenging Australian conditions and pitches.

 

Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 – Fantasy Lineup No.1

 

Wicket Keeper – Matthew Wade, Dinesh Chandimal

Batsmen – Charith Asalanka, Aaron Finch (c), Danushka Gunathilaka

All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga (vc)

Bowlers – Adam Zampa, Dushmantha Chameera, Josh Hazlewood

 

Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 – Fantasy Lineup No.2

 

Wicket Keeper – Matthew Wade

Batsmen – Charith Asalanka (vc), Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Pathum Nissanka

All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Ashton Agar

Bowlers – Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Adam Zampa

 

 

Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 – Predicted Winner

We predict the Auustralians to come out on top in this match as the conditions suit them and they have been in a better vein of form.