Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction – ICC Cricket World Cup Warm Up - Australia v Sri Lanka
Australia and Sri Lanka will meet at The Rose Bowl in Southampton for their respective last warm-up matches of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
The two teams have met in ODIs 96 times before and Australia have won 60 of them, while Sri Lanka have been able to win 32. More importantly, in the last series that both teams played, Australia beat Sri Lanka 4-1 in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka are going through a dismal patch in recent times. They were knocked out in the group stage of the Asia Cup and then were white-washed by New Zealand and South Africa. The Lankans recently beat Scotland to end a drought of ODI wins after eight consecutive defeats.
Each of Avishka Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis scored half-centuries against Scotland, while Nuwan Pradeep claimed a four-wicket haul. However, they were back to square one with a huge defeat to South Africa in their first warm-up match. The team conceded 338 runs and were bundled out for 251 in reply.
Australia, on the other hand, have peaked just at the right time. They handed England their first loss of the summer, beating them by 12 runs. Former Australian captain Steve Smith notched up an impressive century in that match. This victory came after their win against West Indies in the unofficial warm-up match and in the unofficial three-match warm-up ODI series against New Zealand.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams.
Australia- David Warner, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon
Sri Lanka- Kusal Perera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Jeevan Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Australia
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – David Warner (Australia), Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Pat Cummins (Australia), Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)
Most Fours – David Warner (Australia), Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka)
Team Scores Batting first – Australia 320+, Sri Lanka 260+
*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 soon, so stay tuned.
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