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Andrew McDonald assesses Australia’s loss in the final T20I against Sri Lanka

Australia’s head coach, Andrew Mcdonald, has stated that his team was too predictable and lacked variety in the final T20I against Sri Lanka. The hosts put on a stunning chase, scoring 59 off the final three overs, and skipper Dasun Shanaka (54*) revelled at the expense of the Australians.

The Men in Yellow will be the defending champions in the T20 World Cup 2022 this year, and they will be looking to address some issues before the tournament. Death bowling has been one of those areas. Regulars like Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins have yet to return, and Josh Hazlewood, despite being good with his lengths, has occasionally gone for runs. In the final T20I, he went for 22 runs off the 18th over, setting up an excellent finish for the Sri Lankan team.

Mcdonald stated that there have been discussions with the players to improve their decision-making skills, and that the Aaron Finch-led team was too predictable in the final game against Sri Lanka. He stated that chasing a total had taken the pressure off them in the first two games and that the team was playing really well for the majority of the third T20. He was pleased that Australia was being exposed to difficult situations and believed that it would benefit them in the future.