Australia is going to be playing a T20 International for the first time since becoming the T20 Champions of the World a few months back. There has been a lot of press around the fact that Justin langer was let go as coach after winning the Ashes 4-0 and Pat Cummins is under scrutiny for the first time since becoming captain
As far as assignments go, this series against Sri Lanka should not be the most difficult one that Pat Cummins will face. Australia has a tremendous record against Sri Lanka, especially in the last few years.
All the best cricket betting sites have given Australia pretty short odds to win this match, indicating that they are clear favorites.
Match prediction and cricket betting tips for Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 2022. The match is going to be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney on the 11th of February 2022.
AUSTRALIA VS SRI LANKA TEAM PREVIEWS
Australia has already announced its playing eleven for this match and we know that they are resting David Warner and Mitchell Marsh for this match. These are two of the most influential players that played a huge part in Australia winning the T20 World Cup 2021.
Aaron Finch, Ben McDermott, Josh Inglis, Steve Smith., Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, and Matthew Wade will form the top-7 for Australia. This is a very strong batting lineup. Ben McDermott smashed two centuries in the BBL 2021-22 season and could easily have had two more but got out just before.
He is an excellent choice to pick to be the Top Batsman in this match.
Australia has a lot of depth and power in this lineup. You can look to bet on it to hit more sixes and fours than Sri Lanka pretty reliably.
Australia’s bowling lineup is stacked as well. Cummins, Starc, Hazelwood, and Zampa are the four bowlers picked for this match. That means Maxwell. Stoinis, and possibly Smith could be forced to roll their arm over.
We like Pat Cummins as the pick for the Top Bowler Australia betting market.
Sri Lanka is currently rebuilding a side that seems to have peaked more than a decade back. This time, though, they have some very promising youngsters that are going to be around for a long time. We are talking about batsmen such as Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, and the leg-spinning all-rounder, Wanindu Hasaranga.
Despite having such players in its lineup, though, the odds are against Sri Lanka. Its batsmen have traditionally struggled on the bouncy wickets in Australia and against the fast bowlers that Australia always seems to have plenty of.
Their own bowling attack is also quite weak. Dushmanth Chameera and Wanindu Hasaranga are the two bowlers that can make an impact against Australia in this series. On the whole, though, we don’t really expect Sri Lanka to be able to bowl its way to victory.
AUSTRALIA VS SRI LANKA MATCH DETAILS:
Match: Australia vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I, Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 2022
Date and Time: February 11th 2022, Friday, 01:40 PM IST
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
AUSTRALIA VS SRI LANKA PITCH REPORT
The pitch at Sydney Cricket Ground is good for batting. The batters enjoy batting on this surface as the ball comes nicely onto the bat. The bowlers have to be disciplined with their lines and lengths to restrict the opposition to low totals.
AUSTRALIA VS SRI LANKA WEATHER FORECAST
The temperature in Sydney is expected to hover between 19 and 23 degrees Celsius. There is a high chance of rain predicted on Friday.
AUSTRALIA VS SRI LANKA MATCH PREDICTION
The T20I series between Australia and Sri Lanka kicks off at the SCG. T20 champions Australia will look to continue their good work in the shortest format whereas the Lankan side will be hoping to get an early lead in the series.
Australia look a settled unit and are expected to come out on top in the opening game of the series.
Prediction: Australia to win this encounter.