Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - Australia v Sri Lanka 3rd T20I

Australia v Sri Lanka 3rd T20I
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The 3rd and the last match of the three-match T20I series on the Sri Lanka tour of Australia will be played at The Gabba in Brisbane.


The 2nd T20I was more of a repeat of the first match of the series as Australia registered another thumping 9-wicket win against Sri Lanka. The only difference between the first and the second match was that Sri Lanka batted first in the last game and were bundled out for just 117 with Danushka Gunathilaka and Kusal Perera the only two Lankan batsmen to reach the 20s.

Billy Stanlake, who came in place of Mitchell Starc, did no harm to his 2020 T20 World Cup prospects with two wickets while giving away 23 runs from his 4 overs.

Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa also picked up two wickets each while being economical. Kane Richardson was the only Aussie bowler to go wicketles and he is likely to make way as Mitchell Starc returns for this game.

David Warner, the centurion of the first match, starred again with an unbeaten 60. Steve Smith also impressed and talked about his willingness to be part of Australia's scheme of things for the upcoming T20 World Cup after missing several T20Is in the last few years, first due to workload management and then due to his ball-tampering ban.

Lasith Malinga continues to be Sri Lanka's most effective bowler and returned with figures of 3-23-1 in the last game. The team has brought in Lakshan Sandakan, a left-arm wrist spinner and would hope that he pulls some tricks out of his bag in the last game to help Sri Lanka avoid a whitewash.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

Australia-
Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake

Sri Lanka- Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win the toss? - Australia

Who will win? – Australia

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka), David Warner (Australia)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Adam Zampa (Australia)

Most Sixes – Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka), Aaron Finch (Australia)

Man of the Match –  David Warner

Team Scores Batting first – Sri Lanka 140+, Australia 200+

Match Handicap Australia

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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