Australia vs. Sri Lanka: First T20I Preview

Australia vs. Sri Lanka: First T20I Preview

Match details:

Series/tournament name: Australia vs. Sri Lanka T20I Series

Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Date: October 27, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m. IST

Preview:

Australia and Sri Lanka will face off in the first T20I of the three-match series in Adelaide on Sunday. The game will mark the beginning of the international season on the Australian soil. In the previous five contests between both teams in the shortest format of the game, it is advantage Australia as they've won three against Sri Lanka's two.

Weather report:

Weather is expected to be cloudy but it should stay fine throughout. 

Pitch report:

The pitch is traditionally a really good one for batting with some assistance for the spinners in the later stages of the match.

Probable Playing XI:

Australia:

Australia will come in the match relatively high on confidence as this will be their first assignment in white-ball cricket after the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup where they managed to cement a semi-final spot. In the batting department, the home side will be relying on the likes of captain Aaron Finch, opener David Warner, in-form Steve Smith and explosive Glenn Maxwell to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, and Kane Richardson to produce timely breakthroughs.

Predicted XI: Aaron Finch (C), David Warner, Steven Smith, Ashton Turner, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (WK), Ben McDermott, Mitchell Starc,

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Azeem Siddiqui
Passionate sports follower in the field of sports journalism for more than five years. Loves writing about cricket, football, and tennis.
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