The world is ready to witness yet another big battle of T20 cricket. The 3rd T20 match of the Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 2022 is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, 15th February 2022 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney. We are providing 100 safe, perfect, and accurate today’s match predictions for all matches of Australia and Sri Lanka.
Australia is leading the series of five T20 matches with 2-0. The most recent match between Australia and Sri Lanka was very interesting which was decided in the Super Over. Both teams are fighting well and the remaining three matches will be very interesting to see.
Australia lost the toss and was asked to bat first. The performance of their batting order was good. They scored 164 runs in their inning of 20 overs. Josh Inglis was the most successful and highest run-scorer from their side who scored 48 runs on 32 deliveries with the help of five boundaries. The skipper, Aaron Finch scored 25 runs while Stoinis had 19 runs to his name.
The bowling unit of Australia failed to perform as many of us were expecting. They defended the target of 165 runs but leveled the score of 164. Josh Hazlewood was the most successful and highest wicket-taker from their side who picked three wickets in his four overs bowled out against 22 runs. Pat Cummins, Marcus Stoinis, Kane Richardson, and Adam Zampa picked one wicket each.
SRI LANKA REVIEWS
Sri Lanka had lost both T20 matches played earlier but they had given Australia a tough time to Australia. The performance of their bowling unit was good in the previous match. They leaked 164 runs against the strong batting order of Australia. Chameera was the most successful bowler who picked two wickets in his four overs bowled out against 30 runs. W Hasaranga also picked two wickets while he was charged for 33 runs in his four overs bowled out.
M Theekshana and N Thushara picked one wicket each. The performance of the batting order of Sri Lanka was good in the previous match but they failed to chase the target of 164 runs and scored 164 runs. Pathum Nissanka was the most successful batter from their side who scored 73 runs on 53 deliveries with the help of seven boundaries and two huge sixes. The skipper, Dasun Shanaka scored 34 runs while Danushka Gunathilaka, Charith Asalanka, and Chamika Karunaratne failed to open the account on the scoreboard.
AUSTRALIA VS SRI LANKA MATCH DETAILS:
Match: Australia vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 2022.
Date and Time: February 15th 2022, Tuesday, 01:40 PM IST.
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra.
AUSTRALIA VS SRI LANKA PITCH REPORT
The pitch at Manuka Oval is good for batting as the new ball comes nicely onto the bat and will allow some free scoring at the start. However, the spinners will have an impact as the surface tends to get a bit slower as the game progresses.
AUSTRALIA VS SRI LANKA WEATHER FORECAST
Temperatures in Sydney are expected to range between 13 and 31 degrees Celsius. There is no chance of rain predicted and we expect a full game to be played on Tuesday.
AUSTRALIA VS SRI LANKA PROBABLE XIS
Josh Inglis looked good during his 48-run knock as it helped them score 164 in their 20 overs. Josh Hazlewood picked up three wickets with the ball. Hazlewood bowled brilliantly in the Super Over as well, conceding only five runs as their batters then chased it down with ease to seal a cracking game.
Dushmantha Chameera and Wanindu Hasaranga picked up two wickets apiece as they restricted the hosts to 164. Pathum Nissanka led the charge with the bat, scoring 73 at the top of the order as it helped them force the game into a Super Over.
A disappointing effort from their batters in the Super Over meant Hasaranga was asked to defend just six runs. He understandably couldn’t do so and the visitors lost the game.
AUSTRALIA VS SRI LANKA MATCH PREDICTION
The Aussies have been good in the first two games of the series and are on the brink of a series win. Meanwhile, the Lankan side have failed to fire in unison and need to be on their toes in the third game to keep the series alive.
The hosts look like a more settled unit and we expect them to come out on top on Tuesday.
Prediction: Australia to win this encounter.