Sri Lanka vs. Australia: ICC World Cup 20th Match Preview
Sri Lanka vs. Australia: ICC World Cup 20th Match Preview

After a slew of washed out matches, Australia and Sri Lanka will hope to complete a game at the Kennington Oval on Saturday. Led by a fiery set of fast bowlers, the Aussies have won three of the four matches in the World Cup so far. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have been at the receiving end of two washed out games and have won one and lost another in four matches.

Pitch and weather conditions: The Kennington Oval surface could aid spinners but with rain around, both teams are likely to stick to a seam bowling group.

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Wicket-keeper: Alex Carey (8.5 credits)

Carey has been in form for Australia and has racked up useful runs from down the order this World Cup. A 45 against West Indies was followed by an unbeaten 55 against India in the next match. With Stoinis out, Carey will also bat higher up the order.

Batsman:  Steve Smith (10.5 credits)

Smith has been in rollicking form since the start of the World Cup and has been a force to reckon with. With David Warner finding his groove, Australia's batting appears intimidating and will be anchored by Smith. You can expect decent returns from the former Australian skipper.

All-rounder: Thisara Perera (9 credits)

With wickets and runs, Perera has been in good form in ODIs and is the best all-rounder to choose for this match from a fantasy perspective. Perera is one of Sri Lanka's most consistent players in this period

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