Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
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Match number 22 of the ongoing T20 World Cup will witness Australia and Sri Lanka up against each other at the Dubai International Stadium on Wednesday. The two teams have already had a winning start to the Super 12 stage. While the Aussies registered a final over win against South Africa, Sri Lanka too had for a while found themselves on the back foot but came back to win the game against Bangladesh.
While Aussies would want to dominate the Sri Lankan team in their second match, Sri Lanka have been on a winning streak and have won all four matches so far, including three in Round 1.
Kusal Perera could easily be the preferred pick among the wicketkeepers since he will not only give the users an opportunity to fetch points with his gloves but also bat at the top of the order for Sri Lanka. Matthew Wade, in comparison, will only get to bat with very few balls left, if at all he gets a chance.
With Marcus Stoinis available in the batters section of the Fantasy side, the choices are plenty in this section with David Warner, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, David Warner, Marcus Stoinis and Steven Smith all quality batters. In recent form, Smith, Asalanka and Stoinis looked impressive in their previous outings.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa could also be considered but bats in the middle order. Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka are the all-round options while Josh Hazlewood, Lahiru Kumara, Chamika Karunaratne/ Maheesh Theekshana (if fit), Adam Zampa are the bowlers in form.
Probable Playing XI:
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando, Lahiru Kumara
Wicketkeepers: Kusal Perera
Batters: David Warner, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, David Warner, Marcus Stoinis, Steven Smith
All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka
Bowlers: Josh Hazlewood, Lahiru Kumara, Chamika Karunaratne/ Maheesh Theekshana (if fit), Adam Zampa
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