Date: 16 June 2022
Time: 2:30 PM IST
Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App
With injuries to players continuing to shake Australia’s ship on Sri Lankan Island, the Aaron Finch-led team prepare themselves to take on the hosts in the second ODI on Thursday. Australia are leading 1-0 in the five-match series. It was Glenn Maxwell’s brilliance in the first ODI for the visitors but with limited resources available for the second game, it won’t be easy for the Aussies to walk away with a win. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka will hope to make a comeback and level the series when they take the field on Thursday. The Dasun Shanka-led team will be without the services of their best bowler Wanindu Hasaranga.
There were a few brilliant batting performances from both camps in the 1st ODI. While Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, and Kusal Mendis scored for Sri Lanka, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Aaron Finch, and Marcus Stoinis scored for Australia. Barring Stoinis, all the aforementioned players will be available for the second ODI and can be picked in the fantasy team. David Warner can also be a good choice.
In bowling, Josh Hazlewood and Jhye Richardson were among the wickets for the Aussies and they can also be good choices for the fantasy team. From the host camp, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Welllalage, and Dushmantha Chameera can be included. For captaincy and vice-captaincy choices, Glenn Maxwell and Kusal Mendis can be considered.
Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhanajay De Silva, Charith Aslanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinuth Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Travis Head, Alex Carey (wk), Matthew Kuhnemann, Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Josh Hazlewood
People’s Pick for Fantasy
Grand League team:
Wicketkeepers: Kusal Mendis
Batters: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, D Gunathilaka, P Nissanka, Charith Aslanka
All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Dinuth Wellalage
Bowlers: Josh Hazlewood, Jhye Richardson, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana
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