T20 World Cup 2021, Match 22: Australia vs Sri Lanka, Stats Preview: Player records and approaching milestones

T20 World Cup 2021, Match 22: Australia vs Sri Lanka, Stats Preview: Player records and approaching milestones

Kusal Perera needs 39 runs to become the second Sri Lankan batter to complete 1500 T20I runs.

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Australia cricket team. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

Australia and Sri Lanka would like to continue their winning run as they take on each other in the upcoming fixture of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The encounter takes place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday (October 28). Both teams are coming off victories and won’t mind crossing the line again. Australia, however, will take the field as favourites.

The Aaron Finch-led side met South Africa in their opening clash and walked away with a five-wicket win. However, the game went down to the wire and many loopholes in the Aussie side were exposed. Chasing a modest 118, Australia’s top-order couldn’t contribute much. Aaron Finch and David Warner’s form has been a major concern. Nevertheless, middle-order players Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis have been in fine form.

As far as the Lankan team is concerned, they aren’t seen as a threat in this competition. However, they stunned Bangladesh by chasing down 172 in their last fixture. The likes of Charith Asalanka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa scored half-centuries and won’t mind replicating their heroics again.

Meanwhile, let’s look at important stats and numbers ahead of the 22nd game of the T20 World Cup 2021:

Head to head: The head-to-head record in T20Is can’t differentiate Australia and Sri Lanka. Both sides have played 16 T20Is and each other and walked away with eight victories apiece.  As far as World Cup clashes are concerned, the head-to-head record in 2-1 in Australia’s favour.

39 – Kusal Perera needs 39 runs to become the second Sri Lankan batter to complete 1500 T20I runs.

1 –Perera also needs one hit over the fence to complete 50 sixes in T20Is.

2 – If Perera smashes two sixes, he’ll complete 100 sixes in T20 cricket.

4 – Lahiru Kumara needs four wickets to complete 100 wickets in international cricket.

27Aaron Finch needs 27 runs to become the fifth batter to complete 2500 T20I runs.

1 – Finch also needs one hit over the fence to become the second Australian after Shane Watson to complete 400 sixes.

7 – Glenn Maxwell needs seven hits over the fence to become the second Australian after Aaron Finch to complete 100 sixes in T20Is.

12 – Dasun Shanaka needs 12 runs to complete 1500 runs in international cricket.

42 – Matthew Wade is 42 runs shy of completing 3000 runs in T20 cricket.

51 – Ashton Agar needs 51 runs to complete 1000 runs in T20 cricket.