SL vs AUS Match Prediction, 1st T20I - Who will win today's match?

SL vs AUS 1st T20I Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match between Sri Lanka and Australia?

Australia dominated the series when the two teams last met in February.

SL vs AUS Today Match
Sri Lanka is all set to host mighty Australia in the first T20I of the three-match series on Tuesday, June 7, at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

Sri Lanka is all set to host the mighty Australians in the first T20I of the three-match series on Tuesday, June 7, at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The two teams last met in February 2022 for a five-match T20I series hosted by Australia. The visitors faced a tough time as they were handed a crushing defeat of 4-1.

While Australia remains to be the strong side in the format, Sri Lanka has in-form players like Wanindu Hasaranga, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, and Matheesha Pathirana, who did well in the recently concluded IPL 2022. While Hasaranga put up a tough fight in the Purple Cap race, Rajapaksa was a great addition to the Punjab Kings’ batting line-up. Pathirana, also known as Jr. Malinga, will be trained by the legendary pacer himself as the team gears up to take on Australia.

Match Details

Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

Date and Time: 7 June 7:00 pm IST

Telecast & Live Streaming: Star Sports Network & Disney+Hotstar for Live streaming

Pitch Report

The R. Premadasa Stadium is not a high-scoring surface and thus the bowlers will be benefited more than the batters. Spinners are likely to have an upper hand as compared to the pacers. The captain winning the toss would look to chase in the game, thereby restricting the opposition to a low total in the first innings. The average first innings score in 42 games has been 153 runs.

Probable Playing XIs for Sri Lanka vs Australia

Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha.

Australia

Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Josh Hazlewood.

Probable Top Performers

Probable best batter of the match

Pathum Nissanka:

The Sri Lankan opener was in fine form when the two teams met previously this year and were the top scorer of the series. Even with the away conditions, he was able to settle well. With the home advantage this time, he will look to put up a similar performance and get the team going with a winning start.

Probable best bowler of the match

Wanindu Hasaranga:

The pitch is spinner-friendly, and thus Hasaranga will look to utilize the best of the conditions. He had a terrific outing at the IPL 2022 with Royal Challengers Bangalore and was also the second-highest wicket-taker of the season with 26 scalps in total. He is in great form currently and will look to carry the momentum against Australia.

Today’s Match Prediction: Australia to win the match.

SL vs AUS Today Match Prediction
This match prediction is for the game between SL vs AUS who will face each other in their next match on the 7th of June, 2022.
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.