Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023 - Sri Lanka vs Australia - 14th Match - 16 Oct
The 14th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup will take place between Australia and Sri Lanka on the 16th of October, 2023 at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.
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Australia Form Guide:
Australia are currently placed at the 9th position on points table with 2 losses to their credit.
The top run scorer for Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Marnus Labuschagne with 73 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Josh Hazlewood with 4 scalps under his belt.
Australia have lost their previous match against South Africa by a tall margin of 134 runs.
South Africa batted first and they posted a decent total of 311 for 7 in 50 overs. Quinton de Kock looked in great touch right from the word go. He scored a century and was dismissed by Glenn Maxwell after making 109 runs off 106 balls. Aiden Markram also contributed well and scored 56 off 44 balls. On the back of these brilliant knocks, South Africa got to 311 in 50 overs of play.
During the chase, Australia lost David Warner and Mitchell Marsh quite early into the innings. Rabada bowled exceptionally well and triggered a collapse as Australia went from 50 for 2 to 70 for 6 in no time. All hopes were gone with their main batters back into the hut. South Africa bowled them out for 177, winning the match by 134 runs.
Sri Lanka Form Guide:
Sri Lanka are currently placed at the 7th position with 0 win to their credit.
The top run scorer for Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Kusal Mendis with 198 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Dilshan Madushanka with 4 scalps under his belt.
Sri Lanka have lost their previous match against Pakistan by 6 wickets.
Sri Lanka batted first and they posted a total of 344 for 9 in 50 overs. Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama put on a show for Sri Lanka. They smashed 122 and 108 runs respectively to take Sri Lanka to a massive total of 344. Half way through the match, it looked like Sri Lanka's game.
During the chase, Pakistan failed to get off a decent start. They lost Babar Azam and Imam ul Haq early on. Post their dismissals, Abdullah Shafique and Mohammad took the responsibility of taking their team over the line. They scored 113 and 131 runs respectively to take Pakistan over the line in the 49th over with 6 wickets in hand.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Australia squad: Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.
Sri Lanka Squad: Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Mendis (vc), Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Kumara, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushan Hemantha
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Australia
Who will win?- Australia
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Steven Smith (Australia), Sadeera Samarawickrama (Sri Lanka)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Mitchell Starc (Australia), Maheesh Theekshana (Sri Lanka)
Most Sixes – Glenn Maxwell (Australia), Sadeera Samarawickrama (Sri Lanka)
Player of the Match- Steven Smith (Australia)
Team Scores Batting first – Australia 275+, Sri Lanka 260+
Match Handicap: Australia
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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