The Defending Champions Australia must thrush the Asian Champions Sri Lanka at Perth on Tuesday.
They will meet in a Group 1 Match of the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
After a massive loss to New Zealand in the opener, Australia require to not only beat Sri Lanka in today’s match but also ensure that it would be quite a comprehensive one to improve their NRR.
Australia’s Playing XI in today’s match:
- David Warner
- Aaron Finch (Captain)
- Mitchell Marsh
- Glenn Maxwell
- Marcus Stoinis,
- Tim David
- Matthew Wade (Wicket Keeper)
- Pat Cummins
- Mitchell Starc
- Ashton Agar
- Josh Hazlewood
Sri Lanka’s Playing XI in today’s match:
- Kusal Mendis (Wicket Keeper)
- Pathum Nissanka
- Dhananjaya de Silva
- Charith Asalanka
- Bhanuka Rajapaksa
- Dasun Shanaka
- Wanindu Hasaranga
- Chamika Karunaratne
- Maheesh Theekshana
- Binura Fernando
- Lahiru Kumara
Australia were inflicted a crushing 89 runs defeat by New Zealand at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on October 22. Therefore, their net run rate stood at -4.450 with 0 points.
Head to Head in T20Is: Australia 14, Sri Lanka 10
Whereas Sri Lanka bagged a 9-wicket victory against Ireland at Bellerive Oval in Hobart a day after and secured 2 points with 2.467 NRR.
Currently, New Zealand with 2 points and 4.450 NRR are atop of Group 1 followed by Sri Lanka and England respectively. Australia are right at the bottom even below than Afghanistan and Ireland.
T20 World Cup 2022 Points Table
Overall, Aussies have a better winning percentage against Sri Lanka in T20 Internationals. Out of 25 T20Is between them, Australia won 14 to Sri Lanka’s 10.