Australia has been in terrific form with eight wins in last ten ODIs while Sri Lanka has won just one match in their last nine matches. Australia now travels to Southampton to lock horns with Sri Lanka in the final practice match ahead of the league matches starting from May 30. Read on the cricket betting tips for the match here.
Australia’s preparation for the World Cup could not be much better than what they could expect. They have won last eight ODI matches just before the tournament and beating England in the previous warm-up game on Saturday in Southampton.
Cricket Betting Tips Key Players
Steve Smith has come back in the form with a 116 runs knock from 102 balls in their previous game against England. David Warner also had an amazing IPL 2019 and hit 43 runs at top of the order. Aaron Finch is also in superb form with a whitewash against Pakistan. He is an outstanding captain and brilliant opening partner for David Warner. Glenn Maxwell also played magnificent knocks against New Zealand and he could be back in the batting line-up. Pat Cummins along with Mitchell Starc can lead the pace attack for Australia. Cummins has been the lead bowler for Australia.
David Warner, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon
Sri Lanka is coming into World Cup 2019 with terrible form. They enter in this game against Australia with just one win against the underdogs Scotland. They faced defeat at the hands of South Africa in their previous warm-up game.
Cricket Betting Tips Key Players
Dimuth Karunaratne has made a comeback in the side and has justified his position as the captain. He has played brilliant knocks of 77 in the win against Scotland and 87 in the previous warm-up game against South Africa. Angelo Mathews has been called back in the team with his good performance in the Sri Lanka domestic matches. Thisara Perera is a good all-rounder with both bat and ball. He was unbeaten in the previous match and could not hit the ball as he promised in the T20 matches. Isuru Udana has impressed the selectors with the ball in the T20 format and Lasith Malinga had a great IPL 2019 season. He is an experienced bowler and takes quick wickets for the team.
Kusal Perera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Jeevan Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep
Stadium – The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Capacity – 6500
Ends – Pavilion End, Northern End
Venue Scoring Pattern
Average 1st Inning Score – 262
Average 2nd Inning Score – 213
Highest Total – 373/3 (England vs Pakistan)
Lowest Total – 65/10 (the USA vs Australia)
Chased Target – 306/7 (New Zealand vs England)
Defended – 251/7 (England vs Sri Lanka)
Weather & Pitch Conditions
We are not pretty sure of the rain but there are some chances of interruptions in the game. It is a flat pitch and good for batting. With cloud cover, it might help the seamers in the lateral movement.
Australia was asked to bat first in their previous game here. They might choose to bat first if they win the toss keeping the flat pitch in mind
Cricket Betting Tips and Prediction
Australia enters this match with good pre-world cup form and eights wins on a trot which is exactly opposite for Sri Lanka with just a single win in last nine ODIs.
Australia would easily take off the game against Sri Lanka and we expect Australia to win the match.
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