AUS vs SL Dream 11 Prediction: Best Dream11 team for today’s Australia vs Sri Lanka Match 20 | TSR helps you with Dream 11 for CWC 2019.
The 20th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between Australia and Sri Lanka at The Oval today. While Australia are coming on the back of defeating Pakistan by 41 runs, Sri Lanka have seen their last two matches getting washed out due to incessant rain in Bristol.
With three wins in four matches, Australia are currently at the third position in the points table. On the other hand, Sri Lanka are at No. 5 with two points from four matches.
AUS vs SL Dream 11 Prediction
Wicket-keepers for AUS vs SL Dream 11
Australia wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey is my only wicket-keeper for today’s match. While I generally don’t pick batsmen who bat at No. 7, Carey’s praiseworthy form lately has made me pick him in my team. In the three innings which he has played in the World Cup, Carey has scored 120 runs at an average of 60 and a strike rate of 108.10.
If Australia lose wickets first up, Carey should be able to provide another rescue act against Sri Lanka.
Batsmen for AUS vs SL Dream 11
Among the Australian batsmen, I have picked arguably the two biggest names in their lineup in David Warner and Steven Smith. Coming off fresh from his 15th ODI century, Warner would be full of confidence while playing the Sri Lankan attack. With Warner scoring 255 runs at an average of 85 and a strike rate of 80.44 in this tournament, there aren’t many reason to ignore him.
Having scored 170 runs at an average of 42.5 and a strike rate of 79.81 including two half-centuries so far, Smith has had a decent tournament so far. With him building from strength to strength, one gets a feeling that his best might come tomorrow at The Oval.
Right from the warm-up matches, Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne has shown composure in the two matches he has played in. Slated to bat against the likes of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins, Karunaratne’s skills are highly likely to come in handy for him.
Part of a struggling batting unit, Sri Lanka would expect the experienced Lahiru Thirimanne to take the mantle on himself today. The southpaw seems to be the ideal batsman to stitch a partnership with his captain.
All-rounders for AUS vs SL Dream 11
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In the last World Cup match which Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell played against Sri Lanka, he scored 102 (53) with the help of 10 fours and four sixes to power Sri Lanka to 376/9 in 50 overs. In what remains his lone ODI century till date, Maxwell would be banking on his World Cup record against Sri Lanka today. Get him in!
My second all-rounder for this match is Sri Lanka’s Thisara Perera. Expected to play a vital role in both the innings, Perera should be able to fetch you enough points with his all-round ability against Australia.
Bowlers for AUS vs SL Dream 11
Suranga Lakmal is my only specialist fast bowler from Sri Lanka. The right-arm fast bowler has it in him to make optimum use of helpful conditions on display.
Among the other bowlers, I have picked the Australia trio of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Nathan Coulter-Nile. With both Coulter-Nile and Kane Richardson coming at 8 credits each, you can select the latter as well especially if Coulter-Nile doesn’t get to play today. The reason why I have picked Coulter-Nile over Richardson is because of the former’s adept skills with the bat.
In the 13 ODIs which Starc has played against Sri Lanka, he has picked 23 wickets at an average of 19.78, an economy rate of 4.40 and a strike rate of 26.9. Other than picking wickets with the new ball, the left-arm fast bowler should be able to dismiss the Sri Lanka tail without much discomfort.
Having dismissed nine batsmen at an average of 18.77, an economy rate of 4.40 and a strike rate of 25.5, Cummins is the third-highest wicket-taker in the tournament. In what will be his first ODI against Sri Lanka, Cummins should be able to continue on his good form today.