Australia vs Sri Lanka T20 World Cup Match Prediction

  • Oct 28, 2021
  • 19:30 IST / 14:00 GMT
  • Dubai Cricket Stadium - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2021-10-28 19:30 Match starts in -3106244 secs
Australia AUS Australia
Sri Lanka SL Sri Lanka
155/3 (17.0)
6/154 (20.0)
Australia win by 7 wickets
Betting Tips
  • Steve Smith top scored for Australia in their winning total of 121-5 from 19.4 overs against South Africa. Smith is a strong choice for Australia’s highest run scorer in this match. Josh Hazlewood has developed into a very consistent white ball bowler and took 2-19 on Saturday. He is our pick for Australia’s top wicket taker against Sri Lanka.
  • Charith Asalanka hit an unbeaten 80 from 49 balls batting at number 3 against Bangladesh. He is well worth backing as Sri Lanka’s highest run scorer against Australia. With the ball, Wanindu Hasaranga went wicketless on Sunday but we expect him to be Sri Lanka’s top wicket taker in this game.
  • With his batting and bowling skills, we are backing Wanindu Hasaranga to take the Player of The Match Award in this game.

Chance of Winning





Our Prediction

Australia are favorites to win

Australia vs Sri Lanka Match Prediction & Betting Tips, T20 World Cup 2021

Thursday’s only 2021 T20 World Cup fixture sees Australia take on Sri Lanka in Group 1 in Dubai. Australia got their tournament off to a good start with a 5 wicket win over South Africa on Saturday. Sri Lanka won their first match in this year’s Super 12 stage, beating Bangladesh by 5 wickets on Sunday. Read on as we preview this match. The game begins at the Dubai Cricket Stadium, Dubai at 18:00 local time.

Australia came into the tournament looking for form and with very few pundits tipping them for success. However, they have already brushed aside an in-form South Africa team and will be looking to build on that performance.

After Scotland were thrashed by Afghanistan, Sri Lanka are now the only team to have navigated the First Round and still to have a 100% record in the competition. This will be their toughest test so far but they are in excellent form.

AUS vs SL T20 Match Live streaming

TV channels: Star Sports will show the game in India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Sky Cricket in the UK and Willow TV in the USA will broadcast the match. Foxtel and Kayo will show the match in Australia.

Live Streaming:Fans in India can stream the match on Disney+ Hotstar.

AUS vs SL Match Toss Prediction

Neither team will think the game is over if they lose the toss. We expect both captains to insert the opposition if they win the toss.

AUS vs SL Match Pitch Report

Generally spin bowlers have had the most joy in Dubai since the start of the Super 12 stage. We expect any total over 155 to be defendable in this match.

Weather Report

Clear skies with moderate levels of humidity in Dubai during this evening game.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Australia vs Sri Lanka, T20 World Cup 2021

AUS vs SL Prediction

Australia Team News & Playing 11

AUS Team News

There are no injuries in the Australia camp and we expect to see them field the same XI in this match of T20 World Cup. Unusually for a side who pride themselves on never taking a backward step, they did not hit any sixes in their successful reply against South Africa.

AUS Key Players

  • Steve Smith - In spite of being one of the great batters of his generation, there are still some doubts over Smith in this format. He top scored for Australia in the win over South Africa.
  • Glenn Maxwell - The big hitting all-rounder had to work hard for his 18 on Saturday. He is in strong form after a successful UAE leg in the IPL.
  • Josh Hazlewood - The pace bowler took the big top-order wickets of Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen against South Africa

AUS Team Form

Although no where near their best, Australia have won two of their last three IT20s and look like they are warming up nicely.

Australia Predicted Playing 11

Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

Sri Lanka Team News & Playing 11

SL Team News

Dasun Shanka’s side were forced into one change ahead of their clash against Bangladesh with spinner Maheesh Theekshana ruled out through injury. Binura Fernando replaced him but we expect Theekshana to be fit and to come back in for this match.

SL Key Players

  • Kusal Perera - The keeper-batsman is yet to deliver a big innings in the tournament but he is a big talent and it is only a matter of time.
  • Charith Asalanka - The young batter has impressed since making his international debut in June. He has starred in ODIs and transferred his skills to the IT20 format against Bangladesh.
  • Wanindu Hasaranga - The bowling all-rounder has already shown off his batting and spin-bowling skills in the tournament. Australia’s bowlers will be very wary of facing him.

SL Team Form

After coming into the tournament in the First Round with plenty of question marks against them, Sri Lanka have now won four straight IT20s.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11

Kusal Perera (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Aishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Chameera, Binura Fernando

AUS vs SL Team Form in Last Five Matches


SL : W W W W L

Australia vs Sri Lanka Head to Head

Australia have won the last four IT20s against Sri Lanka but the overall head to head score is level.

AUS vs SL Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played AUS Won SL Won Tie No Result
16 8 8 0 0

Australia vs Sri Lanka Betting Odds

Australia are favourites to make it five straight victories over Sri Lanka in this format.

Who will win Australia vs Sri Lanka T20 Match?

Neither side have their experienced big guns firing yet, but Charith Asalanka will welcome the opportunity to show just how good he is against a talented Australia pace attack. 

Odds to Win The Match

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Australia 1.401.401.401.40
Sri Lanka 2.922.873.013.00

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Australia vs Sri Lanka Top Team Batsmen

We are backing Aaron Finch, Steve Smith and David Warner with the bat for Australia. Smith may not be as aggressive as some of his teammates but he is very consistent.

Our batting tips for Sri Lanka are Kusal Perera, Charith Asalanka and Pathum Nissanka. Asalanka came of age in a global event in the last match.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Aaron Finch (AUS)
Steve Smith (AUS)4.904.754.504.50
David Warner (AUS)3.953.754.504.50
Kusal Perera (SL)3.553.503.503.50
Charith Asalanka (SL)
Pathum Nissanka (SL)

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Australia vs Sri Lanka Top Team Bowlers

Our bowling tips for Australia are Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood. Starc was expensive against South Africa but Hazlewood was the lead bowler.

For Sri Lanka, our bowling picks are Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana and Dushmantha Chameera. Hasaranga has been troubling top drawer batters over the last two years in particular.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Mitchell Starc (AUS)3.653.753.503.50
Adam Zampa (AUS)
Josh Hazlewood (AUS)3.954.004.004.00
Wanindu Hasaranga (SL)
Maheesh Theekshana (SL)3.703.754.004.00
Dushmantha Chameera (SL)4.404.504.324.33

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Australia vs Sri Lanka Prediction

With Sri Lanka in top form and Australia looking to put in another strong showing, this will be a game followed by millions across the globe. We expect to see a more attacking display from Australia and ultimately a very close match. Our prediction is a win for Australia.

Final Verdict

Australia are favourites to beat Sri Lanka at odds of 1.40

AUS vs SL Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    Kusal Perera (9) and Matthew Wade (8) will be our wicket-keepers. Perera opens the batting with Wade in the lower order but both are very attacking batters.

  • Batsmen

    Steve Smith (9), Charith Asalanka (8.5) and Pathum Nissanka (8) are our batsmen. Asalanka was very impressive on Sunday.

  • All-rounders

    Glenn Maxwell (10), Wanindu Hasaranga (9.5) and Mitchell Marsh (9) will be our all-rounders. All three have been in excellent form over recent months.

  • Bowlers

    Mitchell Starc (9), Maheesh Theekshana (9) and Josh Hazlewood (8.5) are our bowlers. Hazlewood has transformed his Test bowling form into the shortest format.

  • Captain/Vice-captain

    Steve Smith will be captain, Wanindu Hasaranga his deputy

AUS vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Steve Smith (c), Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka

  • All Rounder:Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga (vc), Mitchell Marsh

  • Wicket Keeper:Kusal Perera, Matthew Wade

  • Bowler:Mitchell Starc, Maheesh Theekshana, Josh Hazlewood

Posted On 29th October 2021 12:14:13
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