SL vs AUS Match Prediction, 4th ODI - Who will win today's match?

Sri Lanka vs Australia 4th ODI Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match between Sri Lanka and Australia?

Sri Lanka lead the five-match ODI series by 2-1 at the moment.

Australia vs Sri Lanka Today Match
Sri Lanka will take on the visitors Australia in the 4th ODI match, to be played at the R Premadasa Stadium on 21st June. (Photo Source: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)

Sri Lanka are in a commanding position in the ODI series, winning two games on the spin, after losing the first game. In the previous game in Colombo, the visiting bowlers were outplayed as Sri Lanka chased a total of 292 with six wickets in hand and nine balls to spare, thanks to a splendid century by Sri Lankan opener Pathum Nissanka.

In the first ODI, after Sri Lanka set up a strong total of 300, Australia comfortably chased down a revised target of 282 with nine balls to spare, courtesy of Glenn Maxwell’s heroics. In the second game, Sri Lankan bowlers held Aussies chase, defending a revised target of 216 and winning the game by 26 runs. Sri Lanka, after the disappointment of losing the T20I series, are one win away from clinching the series. Australians, on the other hand, would look to come hard in the next game and take the series to a decider.

Match details

Venue: R Premadasa Stadium

Date and Time: June 21, 2:30 PM IST

Telecast and Live Streaming: Sony Six and Sony LIV app

Pitch Report

The wicket at the Premadasa Stadium usually offers turn and assists the bowler in general, and the run-scoring is not easy for the batters. The par score here is around 260 as the average total on this ground is around 240. In the last ten years, teams batting first have won 16 times and teams bowling first have won 14 times. The previous ODI game was also played on this ground, and it was observed that the middle phases of each innings were dominated by the spinners Jeffrey Vandersay and Glenn Maxwell. The team winning the toss must elect to bowl first and pace their batting accordingly.

Probable playing XI

Sri Lanka

Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage

Australia

David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (wk), Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Jhye Richardson, Matthew Kuhnemann, Josh Hazlewood

Probable Top Performers

Probable best batter of the match: 

Kusal Mendis

Sri Lanka’s number three batter Kusal Mendis has had a good run in the series, scoring two unbeaten fifties and a total of 209 with a strike rate of 98.12 in the three matches. His knock of 87 off 85 balls, and his partnership of 213 runs with Pathum Nissanka in the third ODI were crucial in their chase. He is expected to shine on the challenging Colombo wicket yet again as he did last time.

Probable best bowler of the match: 

Josh Hazlewood

Aussie pacer Josh Hazlewood, although has not been amongst wickets, has been very economical and often sets the tone for the rest of the bowlers in the lineup. He was also one of the best bowlers in the T20I series and has been in a good form since the Indian Premier League. The second-ranked ODI bowler has picked up two wickets with an economy rate of just above five runs per over in the series so far. He is expected to deliver for the visitors in a must-win game.

Today’s Match Prediction: Australia to win the match

AUS vs SL Today Match Prediction
This match prediction is for the game between Sri Lanka vs Australia which will face each other in their 4th ODI match on the 21st of June, 2022.
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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.