AUS vs SL Dream11 Prediction: More than a dozen matches have been played in the ICC World Cup 2023 and Australia are at the last of the ICC World Cup Points table. This is bizarre and very uncommon for a team like Australia to stand last in a World Cup tally. Well, today they have a chance to change it all as Pat Cummins and Co. are all set to take on Kusal Mendis-led Sri Lanka in the 14th match of World Cup 2023 at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow. This post covers the AUS vs SL Dream11 Prediction, Australia vs Sri Lanka Dream11 Team, Playing 11, Ekana Cricket Stadium Pitch Report.
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Many cricket pundits considered Australia as one of the top contenders to play the final this year but Pat Cummins’ team has shown no signs till now. They are one of those three bottommost teams that have not won any match in this tournament and their NRR is the lowest among all the teams playing in the World Cup 2023 i.e., -1.846.
Australia lost consecutive 5 ODIs before the World Cup (three against South Africa and two against India). They were in the top 4 (of World Cup 2023 teams) in all the expert’s predictions but reality seems just the opposite to it. However, the Aussies know how to bounce back harder and they have the ability to turn the position upside down.
Sri Lanka have dealt a huge blow as their regular skipper Dasun Shanaka is ruled out of the tournament following his thigh injury. Chamika Karunaratne is announced as his replacement but it will be interesting to see if he can fit in Shanaka’s shoes.
Since Matheesha Pathirana is also out due to an injury, Kasun Rajitha should start with the new ball. Kusal Mendis, the captain, made it obvious that he would not be interested in changing the batting order simply because he is now in command.
Below is the AUS vs SA Dream11 Prediction, Australia vs South Africa Dream11 Team, Playing 11, Ekana Cricket Stadium Pitch Report | ICC World Cup 2023:
ICC World Cup 2023: AUS vs SL Match Details
Match: Australia vs Sri Lanka, 14th ICC World Cup Match 2023
Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.
Date & Match Time: 16 October 2023, 02:00 PM (IST)
AUS vs SL Probable Playing 11
Sri Lanka Playing 11
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (c&wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha/Chamika Karunaratne, Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka
Australia Playing 11
David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
AUS vs SL Dream11 Team
Wicketkeeper: Kusal Mendis
Batsmen: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Kushal Perera
Allrounders: de Silva, Glenn Maxwell, D Wellalage
Bowlers: Josh Hazlewood/Starc, Maheesh Theekshana, Adam Zampa, D Madhushana.
AUS vs SL Dream11 Captain & Vice-Captain Picks
AUS vs SL Dream11 Captain Picks: Kusal Mendis or Mitchell Marsh
AUS vs SL Dream11 Vice-Captain Picks: Glenn Maxwell or Kusal Perera
Pitch Report of Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium
The Ekana Cricket Stadium has a reputation for providing ideal bowling conditions, particularly for spinners. The sluggish pitches here make it challenging for batters to get going and drive the ball through the line. Additionally, as the game goes on, pacers could benefit from the slow pitch since they can use multiple variations in addition to their stock ball.
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