AUS vs SL Dream11 Prediction: Sri Lanka will start their Australian tour with the first T20I match of the 5 game series. Australia will meet Sri Lanka on Friday, February 11.
The home team is the favourite in this match. Australia is the World Champions of the T20Is and it will be their first outing in thr shortest format after clinching the World Cup last year. They are with the strongest possible squad with David Warner being the only exception. He is suffering from an injury and has been ruled out. All the eyes will be on skipper Aaron Finch, Matthew Wade and the pace trio of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.
Probable playing XI: Aaron Finch (C), Josh Inglis (WK), Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson, Josh Hazlewood
This is Sri Lanka’s first assignment after a disappointing World Cup last year. They failed to qualify for the knockouts and would be looking to rebuild. Dasun Shanaka is leading the young side and the entire nation would be hoping for him to get the combination right. It will interesting to see what playing combination they decide to go with as Sydney is a spin-friendly ground but considering the extra bounce of Australia, it will be a tough decision.
Probable Playing XI: Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Ramesh Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka (c), Janith Liyanage, Shiran Fernando, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara
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Match: Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Date: February 11th, at 01:40 PM IST
Telecast: Sony Sports Network
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Sydney has always been a dry pitch. Spinners get assistance here and anything below 160 is not a decent total. Partnerships are just here to build long innings.
No injury updates from any of the two sides.
AUS vs SL Dream11 Key players
Aaron Finch: With 254 runs in 9 games against Sri Lanka, Finch has been a terrific player against them. He bats at the top of the order and can score quick runs. This makes him a certain pick.
Mitchell Starc: Known for his deadly Yorkers, Starc can be a wicket-taker. His ability gets him a lot of wickets and accumulates a lot of points.
Glenn Maxwell: Glenn Maxwell played a marvelous knock at the end of BBL 2022 and reassured the selectors of his game-changing abilities. He can roll his arm over as well.
Wanindu Hasaranga: The spin bowling all-rounder has been a star for Sri Lanka lately. His mystery spin can create a lot of trouble for Australia. He has 319 runs and 52 wickets in T20Is so far.
Dasun Shanaka: The skipper bats in the middle order and can complete his quota of overs. He is a power hitter and a certain pick for Fantasy l.
Charith Asalanka: The opening batter Asalanka has been in good form lately. He can play Pacers well and is expected to score big against Australia here.
AUS vs SL Small League Captain & Vice-Captain
- Aaron Finch
- Wanindu Hasaranga
- Glenn Maxwell
AUS vs SL Grand League Captain & Vice-Captain
- Mitchell Starc
- Dasun Shanaka
- Avishka Fernando
AUS vs SL Match Prediction
We expect Australia to win as they are riding on confidence. They have a more balanced side and that too with home advantage.
AUS vs SL Dream11 Grand League Tips
A must-see list curated by our experts for drafting the best AUS vs SL Dream11 Grand League fantasy cricket teams.
- We are expecting Australia to win, pick 6 players from Australia.
- Pick Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith as captain and vice-captains in rotation.
- Pick Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins as captain and vice-captains in rotation.
- Don’t pick Janith Liyanage, Maheesh Theekshana, in the Fantasy XI as we expect Sri Lanka to lose.
- Pick Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch as captains if Australia gets to bat first.
AUS vs SL Dream11 Team
Wicket-keeper: Matthew Wade, Dinesh Chandimal
Batters: Steve Smith, Avishka Fernando, Aaron Finch, Charith Asalanka
All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga
Bowlers: Lahiru Kumara, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell StarcTips4FantasySports-Telegram
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Disclaimer: All our picks are based on an in-depth analysis of the stats between two playing teams. Please use these stats/teams as a reference for preparing your own teams.