Sri Lanka vs Australia Prediction – Cricket World Cup

ICC Cricket World Cup Sri Lanka vs Australia
Sri Lanka vs Australia Cricket World Cup

Date: June 15th, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: The Kennington Oval, London

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World Cup Squad Comparison

Sri Lanka

Dimuth Karunaratne has more problems on his hands than he would have imagined. Not only is his side in bad form but they have seen their last two games against Pakistan and Bangladesh being washed away by rain. This is the last thing that the team management would have liked ahead of their game against title holders Australia. In their last game against Afghanistan it was their bowlers who pulled off a good win after the batsmen had let the side down. The problem with the side has been its inconsistency. Karunaratne would want his players to rise up to the challenge to perform well against Australia.

The batting form of the side has been a concern in both their games against New Zealand and Afghanistan. Kusal Perera and Dimuth Karunaratne have done well in both the games but the rest of the batting collapsed in both these games. The team can least afford to do so against Australia. The likes of Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne and Dhananjaya de Silva will have to pull out their best performance to win the game. It is their bowling attack that did well against Afghanistan where Nuwan Pradeep bowled well and it will be up to new ball bowlers Lasith Malinga and Suranga Lakmal will need to pick wickets early. It is in the middle overs that Isuru Udana will need to check the flow of runs.

Australia

Australian skipper Aaron Finch would be a relieved man. There was much criticism about his side after the loss against India but they put all doubts to rest with their win against Pakistan. There are still issues with the batting as the side couldn’t complete its quota of 50 overs in the last game losing the last 8 wickets in a span of 14 overs but they did well with the bat. Given that Sri Lankan side has been going through a poor run in the recent months Finch would be confident about his side’s prospects. Having lost against India he wouldn’t want his men to be complacent in the game.

Aaron Finch and David Warner put up a huge partnership in the last game and this would add to the side’s confidence going into the next game. They have a good middle order where Usman Khawaja and Steven Smith have done well. Shaun Marsh also looked good playing his first game. With Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey and Nathan Coulter-Nile they have a very strong lower order. The bowlers did a good job in the last game especially Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins. Maxwell and Nathan Coulter-Nile have also done well and the side would expect Kane Richardson to bowl tight line in the middle overs.

Our prediction for Sri Lanka vs Australia

Australia will win the game

World Champions Australia is back to doing what they love doing the most i.e. winning games. In the next game of the Cricket World Cup the side would take on Sri Lanka. The Asian side hasn’t yet showed much promise in the tournament where they have been defeated comprehensively once and won the other game after much struggle. The game is their last hope to stay alive in the tournament aiming for a berth in the semi-finals. Australia would start confidentially in the next game and it will be interesting to see how Sri Lankan team matches up in the game.

Form separates the two sides going into the game and Australian team would definitely start as favourites to win this one.

Darren Williamson is an experienced football writer and tipster, covering everything from the Premier League to League Two. Darren also closely follows European football, cricket, and tennis and lives just outside London with his family. He counts music, food and travel among his non-sporting interests, but can’t go too long without taking in a sporting event or two.

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