On Tuesday, Sri Lanka and Australia will play the penultimate ODI of their five-match series in Colombo. The hosts have a chance to win the series with one match remaining after winning the third ODI by six wickets on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead. Continue reading for a preview of the fourth ODI. This game begins at 14:30 local time at R.Premadasa Stadium.
Sri Lanka has only lost one ODI in their last four games, with victories over Zimbabwe and Australia. For the first time since July 2019, they are aiming for their third consecutive win in this format.
In their last five One-Day Internationals, Australia has been defeated four times by Sri Lanka and Pakistan. They do, however, have a very talented team, and we anticipate a strong performance from them in this match.
Sri Lanka Team News:
We expect bowling all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga to return to the XI in this ODI, with Dunith Wellalage our pick to be left out. Danushka Gunathilaka missed the game on Sunday due to a hamstring strain, and we expect him to be out again this time, with Niroshan Dickwella taking his place.
Sri Lanka Squad
Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Niroshan Dickwella, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Asitha Fernando, Nuwan Thushara, Ramesh Mendis, Maheesh Theekshana, Praveen Jayawickrama, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Madushanka, Dunith Wellalage, Pramod Madushan
Players to watch out for:
On Sunday, Sri Lanka’s leading run-scorer had to withdraw due to a hamstring injury. He had scored 87 from 85 balls and we anticipate that he will be available to continue his impressive form in this ODI.
So far in this series, the young Sri Lankan opener has a century and a fifty. On Sunday, he hit two six-run innings.
The bowling all-rounder is an important member of the team and was even seen advising young spinners in the dressing room while injured. He’s taken 99 international wickets.
Possible Playing XI:
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Ramesh Mendis, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Maheesh Theekshana
Sri Lanka Team Form
Sri Lanka has won seven of their last ten games in this format, and three of their last four. With Wanindu Hasaranga back in their starting lineup, they should be even stronger in this ODI.
Australia Team News:
So far, Australia’s series and tour have been plagued by injuries. Steve Smith joined Mitchell Starc and Ashton Agar on the sidelines with a quad strain ahead of Sunday’s ODI. Glenn Maxwell suffered a glute strain during Sunday’s game, but we expect him to play in this one.
Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner
Players to watch out for:
On Sunday, the Australian captain hit four fours and one six. In this format, it was his 30th half-century.
In the third ODI, the all-rounder scored 33 runs off 18 balls, the highest strike rate on both sides. He also got rid of Sri Lanka’s opener, Niroshan Dickwella.
The Test captain should be well rested for this ODI after being rested for Sunday’s defeat. He has 105 ODI wickets to his name.
Possible Playing XI:
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Kane Richardson
Australia Team Form
In this format, Australia has only won one of their last five games. They were not good enough with bat or ball, even though they thought they were ahead at the halfway point on Sunday.
Sri Lanka vs Australia Top Team Batsmen:
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, and Niroshan Dickwella are our batsmen picks for Sri Lanka. Since making his international debut in 2021, Nissanka has now scored Test and ODI centuries.
With the bat, Australia will rely on Aaron Finch, David Warner, and Marnus Labuschagne. In this format, Warner has the highest score of 179.
Sri Lanka vs Australia Top Team Bowlers:
Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, and Jeffrey Vandersay are our picks for Sri Lanka’s bowlers. Jeffrey Vandersay, 32, took 3-49 in the ODI on Sunday.
Our bowling picks for Australia are Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, and Jhye Richardson. In the third ODI, Richardson was the most impressive of the Australian bowlers, picking up two wickets in the 48th over.
Sri Lanka vs Australia Head to Head
On Sunday, Sri Lanka defeated Australia in their 100th one-day international (ODI). It was also their first win against Australia since January 2013.
Sri Lanka vs Australia Head to Head Stats in ODI
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Sri Lanka vs Australia Toss Prediction
On Sunday, Australia won the toss and chose to bat first in Colombo. Despite the fact that Sri Lanka was able to chase down a difficult target, we predict that both captains will want to bat first in this ODI.
Sri Lanka vs Australia Pitch Report
Although there were wickets for spinners and the pitch turned on Sunday, it was a good surface for accumulating runs once batters got in. In this match, we predict a par score of 300.
The first ODI of the series was played without interruption due to rain on Sunday. However, rain is possible on Tuesday during a hot and humid afternoon and evening.
Sri Lanka vs Australia Prediction
This should be another entertaining game in a series that has captivated the cricket world over the last week. Sri Lanka will win the series if they win this match, but we believe Australia will win this match and tie the series.