The Australian cricket team is all set to lock horns with Sri Lanka in the 4th ODI of the five-match series at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo in a bid to level the series at 2-2. The Dasun Shanaka-led home team currently leads the series by 2-1, having won two games in a trot after losing the series opener by two wickets. Sri Lanka chased down a target of 292 runs in the third ODI on Sunday and won the match by six wickets.
Earlier last week, Sri Lanka defended a total of 220 runs in the 2nd ODI and levelled the series at 1-1 after picking up a 26-run win. Having said that, both teams have capable players in their squads, who prove to be useful in Tuesday’s match. Aussie skipper Finch played an 88-ball knock of 82 runs in the last game, while Alex Carey missed out on his fifty by a run.
On the other hand, Jeffrey Vandersay contributed with the best figures of 3/49 in 10 overs for the hosts. Meanwhile, Kusal Mendis and Pathum Nissanka hit a 170-run partnership in the last game, which makes them the most valuable players for Sri Lanka. Mendis retired hurt on 87 off 85 balls, however, Nissanka scored 137 runs off 147 balls.
Sri Lanka vs Australia 2nd ODI is taking place at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka vs Australia 2nd ODI will start at 2:30 PM IST on Tuesday.
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Keeper – Kusal Mendis
Batsmen – David Warner, Aaron Finch, Marnus Labuschagne, Pathum Nissanka (vc)
All-rounders – Glenn Maxwell (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Dunith Wellalage
Bowlers – Josh Hazlewood, Dushmantha Chameera, Jhye Richardson
Sri Lanka Predicted Playing XI: Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage
Australia Predicted Playing XI: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Matthew Kunnheman, Jhye Richardson, Josh Hazlewood