Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Australia Tour of Sri Lanka - 2nd ODI - Australia vs Sri Lanka - 16 June, 2022
The 2nd ODI of the Australia Tour of Sri Lanka, 2022 will take place on the 16th of June 2022 between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy.
Current form Australia and Sri Lanka:
Australia have beaten Sri Lanka in the 1st ODI of the series to take a 1-0 lead.
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first. Danushka Gunathilaka and Pathum Nissanka provided Sri Lanka with an outstanding start. They added 115 runs for the first wicket partnership. After Gunathilaka was dismissed, a couple of quick wickets fell. However, Kusal Mendis and Charith Asalanka played well post that phase. They instilled a hope in the Sri Lankan camp of getting a big total. Mendis made 86 not out off 87. The real boost in the death overs was provided by Wanindu Hasaranga who smashed 37 off 19 balls to help Sri Lanka post a massive total of 300 for 7 in 50 overs.
During the chase, Australia lost David Warner early on in the innings. Post his dismissal, Aaron Finch and Steven Smith batted wonderfully. Smith made 53 off 60 balls while Finch scored 44 off 41 balls. There was a rain interruption and the target was revised to 282 to get in 44 overs. Glenn Maxwell batted with a lot of heart and hit boundaries when it mattered the most. He made 80 not off 51 balls. His innings featured 6 fours and 6 huge sixes. He got Australia over the line in the 43rd over with 2 wickets in hand.
For Sri Lanka, Wanindu Hasaranga picked up 4 wickets for 58 runs.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Australia ODI Squad
Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner
Sri Lanka ODI Squad
Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Niroshan Dickwella, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Asitha Fernando, Nuwan Thushara, Ramesh Mendis, Maheesh Theekshana, Praveen Jayawickrama, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Madushanka, Dunith Wellalage, Pramod Madushan.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Sri Lanka
Who will win?- Sri Lanka
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – David Warner (Australia), Danushka Gunathilaka (Sri Lanka)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Josh Hazlewood (Australia), Maheesh Theekshana (Sri Lanka)
Most Sixes – Glenn Maxwell (Australia), Dasun Shanaka (Sri Lanka)
Player of the Match- Danush Gunathilaka (Sri Lanka)
Team Scores Batting first – Australia 265+, Sri Lanka 280+
Match Handicap: Sri Lanka
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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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