World Cup Betting Odds
Australia of the World Cup Betting Odds, whose championship defense began with a humbling setback in their Super 12 opener, will have a chance to redeem themselves when they face Sri Lanka at Optus Stadium in Perth on Tuesday, October 25. The hosts of the ICC T20 World Cup Betting Odds 2022 were defeated by last year’s losing finalist New Zealand in their Group 1 opener.
The Australian bowling attack appeared feeble against the surging Kiwis, who reached a daunting total of 200/3 thanks to Devon Conway’s unbeaten 92 off 58 balls at the World Cup Betting Odds.
The Australian batting order followed suit, with Glenn Maxwell (28) ending as the top scorer as the Kiwi bowlers cleaned them out for 111 runs in 17.1 overs, securing an 89-run loss. Australia is now in a vulnerable position at the bottom of a difficult group, with a negative Net Run-Rate of -4.450. The reigning champions will be mindful that any more blunders would cost them a place in the knockout rounds.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, are on a roll. The newly crowned Asian champions bounced back from a loss to Namibia in their opening round T20 World Cup Betting Odds match to finish top of their qualifying group with back-to-back triumphs.
Following that, the Lions cruised to a 9-wicket victory against Ireland in their Super 12 debut. The spin combo of Maheesh Theekshana (2/19) and Wanindu Hasaranga (2/25) were too strong for Ireland, limiting their opponents to a paltry total of 128/8.
Kusal Mendis then stayed undefeated on 68 off 43 balls as Sri Lanka brought down the score with 30 balls to spare. Sri Lanka is now second in their group, with a solid Net Run-Rate of +2.467 at the World Cup Betting Odds.
Dasun Shanaka’s men’s win against the defending world champions would not only help them acquire a better footing in the group, but it will also serve as a sign of the team’s recent growth.
Pitch: The Optus Stadium in Perth is recognized for its batting-friendly surface, thus we may anticipate a high-scoring game at the World Cup Betting Odds. The favorable bounce will encourage hitters to take their shots. The average score while batting first in T20 cricket at this stadium is 142, with England scoring 208/6 against Australia in October of this year.
Sri Lanka vs. Australia Weather Prediction: According to weather.com, Perth will have a warm day with partly overcast skies tomorrow. With no rain in the forecast, we could play an unbroken game of cricket.
Possible XIs for Australia vs. Sri Lanka:
David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (WK), Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, and Adam Zampa are the likely starters for Australia.
Ashen Bandara, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (C), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando, Maheesh Theekshana, and Lahiru Kumara are likely starters for Sri Lanka.
Top Fantasy Picks for Australia vs. Sri Lanka:
- Kusal Mendis is the wicketkeeper.
- David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, and Bhanuka Rajapaksa bat.
- Marcus Stoinis, Dasun Shanaka, Glenn Maxwell, and Wanindu Hasaranga are all all-rounders.
- Josh Hazlewood, Maheesh Theekshana, and Mitchell Starc are the bowlers.
World Cup Betting Odds
- 1.22 Australia
- 4.1 for Sri Lanka
Where to watch: The game starts at 4:30 p.m. IST. The match will be televised on the Star Sports Network in India. The app allows online users to follow the live action.
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