Oct 25, 2022, 15:01 IST

2022 T20 World Cup: Super 12 Stage Australia vs Sri Lanka Preview


Australia began their defense of T20 World Cup crown with their first game against New Zealand. The match SCG saw Australians lose by 89 runs perhaps their biggest ever defeat in a while. Sri Lanka on the other hand began their campaign with an easy win over Ireland at Hobart on Sunday.

The action now moves to the OPTUS stadium at Perth with the 2014 champions taking on Australia in the only game on Tuesday. The match will witness Australia trying to get back into winning ways against current Asia Cup champs Sri Lanka. The two teams just played a 5 match T20 series a few months ago over at Sri Lanka.

Venue – OPTUS Stadium, Perth

Time – 1630 PM IST

Likely Pitch Conditions – the only match played at this stadium was the game between England and Afghanistan. England won the game by 5 wickets while chasing 112 on the board. Captain winning the toss will want to bowl first and make use of the conditions with the ball in hand and chase with the dew likely to play a role in the games ahead.

Likely Australia XI –

Aaron Finch, David Warner, M. Marsh, G. Maxwell, T. David, M. Stoinis, M. Wade, P. Cummins, M. Starc, A. Zampa and J. Hazlewood

Likely Sri Lanka XI –

P. Nissanka, K. Mendis, D. De Silva, C. Asalanka, B. Rajapaksa, D. Shanaka, W. Hasaranga, C. Karunaratne, M. Theekshana, B. Fernando and L. Kumara

Head to Head record –

Matches Played -25

Games won by Australia – 15

Games won by Sri Lanka -10

Optus Stadium T20I record –

Matches Played– 3

Matches won by home team -1

Matches won by away team – 1

Matches won by neutral team – 1

Matches won after 1st batting -1

Matches won after chasing -2

Matches won after winning the toss -2

Matches won after losing the toss -1

Highest score by a batter at the ground – 84 by Alex Hales versus Australia

Best bowling figures at the ground – 5/10 by Sam Curran vs Afghanistan

Highest score at the ground – 208 by England vs Australia

Lowest score at the ground – 112 by Afghanistan vs England

Approaching Milestones –

·Mitchell Marsh needs 4 more runs to reach 1000 run mark in T20I cricket

·Mitchell Marsh needs 10 more sixes to reach 50 sixes in T20I cricket

·Ashton Agar needs 3 wickets to reach 50 mark in T20I cricket

·Kane Richardson needs 7 wickets to reach 50 wickets in T20I cricket

·Kusal Mendis needs 6 more sixes to reach 50 sixes in T20I cricket

·Wanindu Hasaranga needs 41 runs more to score 500 in T20I cricket

·Pathum Nissanka is 102 runs away from scoring 1000 runs in T20I cricket