(Match Preview, Playing XI, H2H Record, Ground Stats, Weather Report, Pitch Report and Match Prediction)
Preview: (By- Anuj)
Hello and welcome to the preview & match prediction of The fourth match of the five-match ODI series between Sri Lanka and Australia, which one will be played on 21st June at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Its do or die situation has been created for Australia side in the series.
In the 3rd ODI Sri Lanka by six wickets on the target of 292 runs. In that game, Australia won the toss and decided to bat first. Coming to bat, Australia posted 291 runs on the board, Aaron Finch and Travis Head smashed 62 runs and 70 runs respectively for them. Jeffrey Vandersay took 3 wickets for Sri Lanka.
Coming to the chase, Sri Lanka successfully chased down the target in the 49th over, Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis stacked 137 runs and 87 runs respectively for them. Jhye Richardson took 2 wickets for Australia.
In the fourth ODI 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.
Sri Lanka Probable XI: Pathum Nissanka, Danuskha Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Dunith Wellalage and Maheesh Theekshana
Australia Probable XI: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labushagne, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Matthew Kuhnemann, Pat Cummins, Jhy Richardson and Josh Hazlewood
Total Matches: 101
Sri Lanka Won: 35
Australia Won: 62
No Result: 4
According to experts, during the match time, the temperature will remain around 28°C and humidity will be 77%. The speed of the wind will be around 11 km/h and the sky will be cloudy. Rain can effect during match time.
The pitch at the R.Premadasa Stadium usually assist to turn and assists to the bowler, and the run-scoring is not easy for the batters on this pitch. 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.
Match Timings- 2:30 PM IST
Live Streaming – Sony Six and Sony LIV app
Sri Lanka will win.