Australia vs Sri Lanka, 2019: 2nd T20I – Statistical Preview

Australia vs Sri Lanka, 2019: 2nd T20I – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers ahead of a do-or-die game for Sri Lanka in Brisbane.

Glenn Maxwell and Lasith Malinga
Glenn Maxwell and Lasith Malinga. (Photo by BRENTON EDWARDS/AFP via Getty Images)

Australia now aim their maiden T20I series win at home against Sri Lanka after registering their biggest T20I win in the first game of the home season. The Aussies took a 1-0 lead with a 134-run win at the Adelaide Oval thanks to an unbeaten century from David Warner, which was his first ton in T20Is. Sri Lanka face a must-win situation in the 2nd T20I at The Gabba in Brisbane. The home team will miss the services of the Mitchell Starc for this match and is expected to be replaced by Billy Stanlake.

All the key stats and numbers ahead of a do-or-die game for Sri Lanka in Brisbane:

1 – The first game of this series was Steve Smith’s first appearance in the T20I format since the 2016 WT20. In fact, Smith has featured in only two T20Is at home in the last 8 years. The other match was in 2016 against India also at the Adelaide Oval.

2-5 – Australia’s win-loss record in the T20I format against Sri Lanka at home. They lost each of their first five home T20I games against the Lankans but won their previous two fixtures; both of them hosted by the Adelaide Oval. If Australia win one of the remaining two matches, they will complete their maiden T20I series win against Sri Lanka at home.

12 – Adam Zampa has bagged 12 wickets from five T20I matches against Sri Lanka; the most by any player in Australia-Sri Lanka T20Is. The leg-spinner has a bowling average of 9 against the Lankans and picked a wicket every 10 balls.

28.7Lasith Malinga’s bowling average of 28.7 in T20I cricket against Australia is the 2nd worst for him against any opponent. His economy of 7.97 against the Aussies is also the 2nd lowest against an opposition in T20Is. Against India, Malinga averages 52.25 and has an economy of 8.25 in the T20I format.

83 – The 83 sixes by Shane Watson and David Warner in the T20I format are the most number of T20I sixes by a player for Australia. Warner levelled Watson with the three sixes he hit during the first T20I. Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell raised their tally to 82 and 81 sixes respectively with the three sixes they hit in the previous game.

140.5 – Glenn Maxwell’s batting average in the T20I format against Sri Lanka. In four T20I innings against the Lankans, Maxwell has scored 281 runs with help of his highest T20I score of 145* and two fifties.

8903 – David Warner needs 97 more runs to complete 9000 runs in the Twenty20 format. Only four players till date have completed 9000 T20 runs and none of them has been from Australia. Warner could also become the first Australian with 2000 T20I runs if he scores 108 more runs.