The 14th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 is going to be an intense battle between Australia and Sri Lanka. This exciting match will take place at the Ekana Sports City, Lucknow on 16 October 2023 at 02:00 pm IST. Read the full article to know everything about the teams.
- AUS VS SL MATCH DETAILS
- PITCH REPORT
- HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCH HISTORY AUSTRALIA VS SRI LANKA
- PREDICTED PLAYING XI
- PROBABLE BEST PLAYER TEAM AUSTRALIA
- PROBABLE BEST PLAYER TEAM SRI LANKA
- SWOT ANALYSIS FOR BOTH TEAMS
- WINNING CHANCES OF TODAY’S MATCH FOR BOTH TEAMS
- TOSS ROLL IN TODAY’S MATCH
- WEATHER REPORT (FORECAST) FOR TODAY MATCH
- MATCH PREDICTION
AUS VS SL MATCH DETAILS
|16 October 2023
|Australia vs Sri Lanka
|Ekana Sports City, Lucknow
|02:00 pm IST
Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium is the hardest pitch to bat. The pitch is very dry, and it gives a challenge for batsmen to bat. This pitch gives favor to spinners and fast bowlers. During the last matches of the IPL, the pitch was bowling-friendly. 158 runs was the average winning score there. At night, because of the dew, it also made a challenge for bowlers to grip. In some matches, batters also played their best against the bowlers so we can say it is an unpredictable pitch that can also give favor to batters along with bowlers.
After the 2023 IPL, this pitch underwent some renovations. They modified soil pH. They added three layers, coarse soil in the base, and the 8th-inch top layer of cricketing soil.
HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCH HISTORY AUSTRALIA VS SRI LANKA
Australia and Sri Lanka faced each other in 103 ODI matches. Out of which Australia won 63 matches whereas Sri Lanka won 36 matches. 4 matches ended without any results.
In the last ODI 5th match between them, Australia won by 4 wickets on 24 June 2022. Sri Lanka scored 160 and Australia scored 164/6.
|Sri Lanka won
PREDICTED PLAYING XI
- David Warner
- Marnus Labuschagne
- Steve Smith
- Adam Zampa
- Cameron Green
- Glenn Maxwell
- Mitchell Marsh
- Alex Carey
- Josh Inglis
- Pat Cummins
- Mitchell Starc
Team Sri Lanka
- Dasun Shanaka
- Maheesh Theekshana
- Charith Asalanka
- Pathum Nissanka
- Dhananjaya de Silva
- Dushan Hemantha
- Dimuth Karunaratne
- Sadeera Samarawickrama
- Kusal Perera
- Lahiru Kumara
- Matheesha Pathirana
PROBABLE BEST PLAYER TEAM AUSTRALIA
DA Warner of Australia is one of the best left-handed batters in the world. His span from 2009 to 2023 is incredible. He played 152 matches and 150 innings. There are his 6 not outs. He scored 6451 runs with 179 highest score. His batting average is 44.79. David faced 6712 balls. His batting strike rate is 96.11. There are 20 centuries in his career with 691 fours, 106 sixes, and 31 50s. In the latest ODI ranking, he is at 4th number with a 729 rating.
Mitchell Starc, a left-arm Fast Bowler is the finest bowler for the Australian team. His period from 2010 to 2023 is full of thrill. He played 113 matches and 113 innings. Starc bowled 5820 balls in 970.0 overs. He earned 49 maidens and took 223 wickets in his career. Starc’s best bowling innings are 6/28. He has a 22.31 average and 5.12 bowling strike rate. His latest ODI ranking is 256th with a 240 rating.
PROBABLE BEST PLAYER TEAM SRI LANKA
The team SL has a leading name Kusal Mendis as the best right-handed batter from the period 2016-2023. He played 114 matches and 111 innings. His not-outs are 9. He scored 3413 runs with a 33.46 average. His highest score is 122. Mendis faced 3926 balls with an 86.93 strike rate. He made 3 centuries, 26 half-centuries, 1339 fours, and 61 sixes. His latest ODI ranking is 39 with a 586 rating.
Maheesh Theekshana is the current Right-arm off-spin bowler of the SL team with the best records. His span from 2021-2023 makes him the best of new bowlers. He played 28 matches and 28 innings. Maheesh bowled 1435 balls in 239.1 overs. He earned 9 maidens and took 45 wickets. 4/25 is his best bowling innings. His bowling average is 24.24 with a 31.88 strike rate.
SWOT ANALYSIS FOR BOTH TEAMS
There is an analysis of SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) of both teams:
Team Australia Strengths
Australian big hitters Steve Smith, Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, and Marcus Stoinis are good players of spin bowling. This pitch is good for spin bowlers and they can play well to the spinners. Australia has many excellent batters in their playing eleven who can take any bowling attack to the cleaners. Australia will play with one of the best pace attacks in this World Cup.
Team Australia Weaknesses
The biggest concern for this team is their out-of-form batters. The other weakness is their spin bowling department as they only have one specialist spinner Adam Zampa and Indian pitches are known for spinning. In case, Zampa fails to show up, the team will face a big problem. There are fewer bowlers in their playing eleven which will produce a tough time for this team.
Opportunities for Team Australia
This team’s World Cup record is stunning. They have added five trophies to their cabinet so far. These facts always give the Australian team strength and confidence.
Threats for Team Australia
In this match of the World Cup 2023, their biggest threat will be, they lost all the matches played for this series till now. This team played two matches in this World Cup, 1st one with India and the 2nd one with South Africa. Unfortunately, they lost both. Their performance was not so good and this caused pressure on this team so this will be a threat to Team Australia. They also lost their recent ODI series against Sri Lanka which is also a main concern for them against Sri Lanka.
Team Sri Lanka Strengths
Their biggest strength is their spin department. As the pitch is favorable for spinners, this will give a big strength to this team. Theekshana who will lead their spin department took 23 wickets in 19 ODI, especially on the sub-continent pitches. This team has many best bowlers in their bowling department.
Team Sri Lanka’s Weaknesses
For the ODI World Cup 2023, this team will miss their key player, Wanindu Hasarange in their playing 11. This team also will not be able to get the services of Dushmantha Chemeera in this World Cup. This can cause problems for team SL. They also have a shortage of spin all-rounders so there will be no one who can provide depth to both batting and bowling.
Opportunities for Team Sri Lanka
The Sri Lankan team is well known to the sub-continent pitches condition which will provide an opportunity for them. Their spin department will also be an opportunity on this spin-friendly pitch.
Threats for Team Sri Lanka
Their key players’ injury will be a big threat for them. This team had played their two matches of this World Cup series and lost both. They played their first match with South Africa and that team chased the biggest target of the ODI World Cup. This team has to a penalty for their first match. They also lost their 2nd match against Pakistan. These things are causing pressure on team Sri Lanka which is a threat for them.
WINNING CHANCES OF TODAY’S MATCH FOR BOTH TEAMS
From the previous results, both teams lost all matches of this series but still Australia has more probability to win against Sri Lanka. Australia won the most matches of ODI against Sri Lanka so this will make a chance that Australia can win this match too. Sri Lanka can also win this match if their spin department works. They know the conditions of the pitch so they can win if they play well.
TOSS ROLL IN TODAY’S MATCH
Sri Lanka has the best bowling department and according to the pitch condition, if they win the toss they will choose to bowl first. All the pitches of India are bowling-friendly so most teams who win the toss choose to bowl first. Australia has the best batters so if they win the toss they also choose to bowl first as it is easier to chase the target than to give.
WEATHER REPORT (FORECAST) FOR TODAY MATCH
There is an 80% chance of rain on the match day. Thunderstorms are predicted on the match day. The humidity will be 86%. Wind SSW will be 5 to 10 mph. the temperature will be 24 degrees at the start of the match.
Australia has a 74% chance of winning this match.
Sri Lanka has a 26% chance of winning this match.
Which team has more chances of winning?
From previous results, Australia has more chances to win.
Is there any chance of rain?
There are 80% chance of rain during the match.
Venue of the 14th match?
Ekana Sports City, Lucknow is the venue of the match.
Ekana Sports City, Lucknow is a batting-friendly or bowling-friendly pitch?
It is a bowling-friendly pitch.