AUS vs SL Dream11 : Series win within Australia’s sights today when the two sides step out for the second T20 of the series
Thumped, routed, trounced and walked all over. Sri Lanka were subjected to every bit of this in the first of the three match T20 series between themselves and Australia, a match which saw them not only being left in disarray but completely blown apart as they repeated the same epitomic mistakes which have seen them go on a downward spiral.
What was extremely dejecting to see from Sri Lanka in the first match of the series was the way the side completely fell apart, failing to show any kind of a stomach for a fight. They were cut open and dominated with consummate ease by the home side in a performance from which the fallouts are set to be aplenty when the two units square off against each other come today.
Elsewhere, while Sri Lanka will be left pondering over what they need to do to try and level the playing field, Australia meanwhile have no such qualms. The side have immense momentum in their kitty after subjecting Sri Lanka to a howler of a performance in the last match, one they ended up winning by a momentous 134 runs.
Scoring a gigantic 233 while batting first as for the first time ever Australia’s top 3 all scored half-centuries in the T20 format, Australia came back to put in an equally destructive performance with the ball. Sri Lanka were never in the chase as their bats saw a shambolic collapse see the side make their way back to the pavilion for just 99, a complete decimation by a dominant Australia side.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A good wicket to bat on, there will be purchase for the pacers over here with the ball deviating and sharply growing onto the batsmen but nothing too much to deter the batsmen from opening their arms. A average score of 178 while batting first and with the chasing side winning just once in 5 matches means the side winning the toss will have no worries in coming out and batting first today.
Probable Playing 11
Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Gareth Delany, Andy Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Gary Wilson (C, WK), Mark Adair, Stuart Thompson, George Dockrell, David Delany, Boyd Rankin
Nick Ferraby, Harrison Carlyon, Ben Stevens, Jonty Jenner, Nick Greenwood, Ben Ward, Jake Dunford (WK), Charles Perchard (C), Corey Bisson, Dom Blampied, Elliot Miles
Three Match T20 Series
Match: Australia Vs Sri Lanka Second T20
Date And Time: 30th October, Wednesday- 1:40pm IST
Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane
Where To Watch: Sony Six/HD
- Ashton Turner, Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Kane Richardson
- Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga
Top 4 Batting Order
- David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell
- Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
- Ashton Turner, Alex Carey
- Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera
Death Overs Bowlers
- Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson
- Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan
AUS vs SL Dream11 Pick
At a time when nothing was going Sri Lanka’s way, even the 16 runs Kusal Perera managed to get were worth gold for the side. He’s one of the few batsmen in the side who can counter Australia’s fiery and feisty brand of pace bowling, making the wicket-keeper from the side our pick for this clash.
With both of Australia’s opener stitching together a 122 opening partnership in 11 overs, we had to make both of them instant picks. On a pristine wicket where the ball will come on extremely nicely onto the bat, the two should flourish yet again, seeing us pick out David Warner and Aaron Finch for this one.
Warner scored 1100 in 56s balls in that match Wile Arron Finch got the 64 runs in 36 balls, two knocks which saw Sri Lanka lose all semblance in their bowling effort. Elsewhere from Sri Lanka we are choosing Danushka Gunathilaka, someone capable of putting on a resolute front and scoring feely inside the field restrictions.
His 62 runs in 28 balls see us get in Glenn Maxwell from Australia, a performance which could see him continue to be escalated in the batting order today as well and once again come out to bat at number 3. We are also picking up spinner Ashton Agar after his wicket to wicket bowling saw him give away just 13 runs in four overs, a spell which left Sri Lanka flummoxed on how to take him away.
We also have the one player come in from Sri Lanka in the form of Dasun Shanaka after he contributed his efforts in both the facets of the game to come up with some kind of a meaningful display in an otherwise drab performance by his side.
When you have sent a side packing for just 99 runs, it is only fair that the names from your side are selected first in the bowling department. We begin by getting in Pat Cummins and Kane Richardson from Australia, two new ball and death over operators, players whose rippers will be unplayable for Sri Lanka yet again.
Adam Zampa’s legspin saw him earn the three wickets the last time around, seeing us get him in for this one as well while from the opposition we have picked out only Lakshan Sandakan for this match.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Cummins will be our captain for this encounter whilst we are making Warner the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.