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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - ICC Cricket World Cup - Sri Lanka v Australia

ICC Cricket World Cup - Sri Lanka v Australia

The 20th match of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup will be played between Sri Lanka and Australia at the Kennington Oval in London.

Australia have won all but one of their last 12 ODIs. This year, they are with 11 wins from 12 matches and are just coming of a 10-match winning streak, which was broken by India in their second last match.

In their defeat against India, the Aussies were held guilty of not showing enough intent and playing within themselves. Steve Smith and especially David Warner played slow innings and as a result, Australia fell substantially short of the target.

However, they bounced back strongly in their last game against Pakistan and won it by 41 runs. The team is at the second spot in the leadersboard after three wins and one loss from four matches.

They have also won four out of their last five games, losing only one match. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have not been doing very well. They have lost three and won two out of their last five games. Their last two matches against Pakistan and Bangladesh have been abandoned due to rain and the team has received two points by virtue of that.

Out of a total of 96 games played between the two teams, Sri Lanka have won 32, while Australia have won 60. Sri Lanka and Australia have not met for a long time and their last ODI clash was at the 2013 Champions Trophy when Sri Lanka took the game by 20 runs.

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

Sri Lanka- Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga

Australia- David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson/ Adam Zampa

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Australia

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Steve Smith (Australia), Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mitchell Starc (Australia), Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)

Most Sixes – Glenn Maxwell (Australia), Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka)

Team Scores Batting first – Australia 330+, Sri Lanka 230+

*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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