Hosts Australia to take on in-form Sri-Lanka cricket team in the 32nd match of ICC world cup 2015 on 8 March at Sydney Cricket Ground. The match has been scheduled to begin at 14:30 local time and 3:30 GMT. This is a pool A match and vital for both teams to win it in prospects of the points table places.
Australia cricket team has been performing very well these days though they lost big game against New Zealand. It was a close match and they could have won it if Williamson didn’t hit winning shoot. But the fact is it was really bad batting from Australian side as they were collapsed. At one stage they were 80/1 and just after adding 71 runs whole Australia team got all out. Eventually they lost 8 wickets in the quick session of 26 odd runs.
Michael Clarke will be leading the side as he is fit and did the same in previous games. Steve Smith is not in good form so far at the world cup until he scored 95 in last game. Australia scored cricket world cup’s highest score in the last match against Afghanistan and their batsmen made comeback in the form. Bowling has been good so far for Aussies and their all-rounders are doing pretty well.
Sri Lankan team is in great form from past 2-3 matches and their key batsmen have returned to the form. Lahiru Thirimanne, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene have scored hundreds in the world cup so far. The bad thing about SL batting is their middle order and lower batting hasn’t been tested enough in the tournament. Upul Tharanaga’s inclusion in the squad has strengthened the middle order if he plays.
Bowling hasn’t been good so far for Lankans and Ranganna Hearth’s injury hurt the team a lot in spin department. Lasith Malinga needs to find his rhythm ahead of quarterfinal stage of 2015 world cup. Let’s have a look at the probable playing 11s for both teams.
Expected Playing 11s
|Michael Clarke (Captain)||Angelo Mathews (Captain)|
|Aaron Finch||Lahiru Thirimanne|
|David Warner||Tillakaratne Dilshan|
|Steven Smith||Mahela Jayawardene|
|Mitchell Marsh||Kumar Sangakkara|
|Glenn Maxwell||Thisara Perara|
|Brad Haddin||Upul Tharanga|
|James Faulkner||Dinesh Chandimal|
|Josh Hazlewood||Suranga Lakmal|
|Mitchell Johnson||Seekkuge Prasanna|
|Mitchell Starc||Lasith Malinga|
Australia are favorites to win tomorrow’s game against Sri lanka and Sports Mirchi gives them 60 percent chances at SCG.
Live streaming and score
Australia vs Sri Lanka cricket match live telecast and streaming in Australia can be enjoyed on Fox Sports. Foxsports.com.au to stream live match online. ABC local radio to provide time to time and latest updates through live commentary. Nine Network to telecast this match free to air.
Star Sports to telecast live cricket match between Sri Lanka and Australia in Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan. Starsports.com to stream live AUS vs SL match online.
The live match score and latest match updates can be taken from espncricinfo.