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AUS vs SL 2nd T20I Preview Dream11 Possible Playing 11 Pitch Report. Australia vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20 Dream11 30 October 2019

A mild Adelaide afternoon. A T20I vs Sri Lanka to kick off the men’s international season. A match that needed something truly special to spark interest nationally, particularly given Cricket Australia’s move to reduce matches on Free-to-Air television.

For the Australia team, it was the near perfect display. For the purists and traditionalists, it was a game to forget. Indeed, the same applied to Sri Lanka, who, with every chuckle from Isa Guha on commentary, fell further and further in the mire.

Their 3-0 win in Pakistan a couple of weeks back seemed a distant memory. So did their excellent-looking T20I record down under. Now, it seems a case of being at least somewhat competitive, let alone rescuing the series in bouncy Brisbane.

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Key to an Australia win

David Warner and Aaron Finch provide such a threat in this format. You just felt those two could hurt Sri Lanka in the opening T20I, which they did, pummeling the hapless Sri Lankans to all parts of the ground. With Glenn Maxwell extremely dangerous with a platform set, Australia will want more of the same from the openers to push Sri Lanka back early.

Also, the Australian bowlers, granted with 233 on the board, were relentless against a Sri Lankan team that made progress in Pakistan. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins did the business in the powerplay, reducing the pressure on spinners Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa. Now, with Starc out, who will play his role?

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AUS vs SL 2nd T20I Preview Dream11: Warner dominated the opening T20I.

Key to a Sri Lanka win

How do Sri Lanka respond? Changes, including Kasun Rajitha, are surely imminent, especially after the risky call to leave Isuru Udana out of the side first up. Along with personnel changes, Sri Lanka need a change of execution with the ball and in the field, reducing the amount of short, wide gimmies and misfields, particularly in the powerplay. If they fail to break the Warner-Finch stand early, it could be lights out.

Also, while 233 is improbable, Sri Lanka’s 99 rounded off a truly dismal day. Sri Lanka’s 29/3 compared to Australia’s 57/0 in the powerplay, along with the carnage to follow, told the full story. This time, can the Sri Lankan top order better hold their own against Australia’s pacemen? A crucial strategy might be to sit on Cummins, and look to keep wickets in the bank to take on Australia’s support bowlers at the ‘Gabba.

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AUS vs SL 2nd T20I Preview Dream11: SL need a lot from Malinga.

Possible Playing 11

Sean Abbott is in the Australia squad for the second T20I, replacing the injured AJ Tye. Either he or Billy Stanlake will play, with Mitchell Starc out of the match to attend his brother’s wedding.

Australia: 1. Aaron Finch (c), 2. David Warner, 3. Steve Smith, 4. Glenn Maxwell, 5. Ashton Turner, 6. Alex Carey (wk), 7. Ashton Agar, 8. Pat Cummins, 9. Kane Richardson, 10. Billy Stanlake, 11. Adam Zampa

Shehan Jayasuriya, Isuru Udana and Niroshan Dickwella were questionable omissions from the XI that played the opening T20I. At least two of these three could come into the side for the second match.

Sri Lanka: 1. Danushka Gunathilaka, 2. Kusal Mendis/Avishka Fernando, 3. Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 4. Kusal Perera (wk), 5. Oshada Fernando/Niroshan Dickwella, 6. Dasun Shanaka, 7. Wanindu Hasaranga, 8. Shehan Jayasuriya, 9. Isuru Udana, 10. Lasith Malinga (c), 11. Nuwan Pradeep

Pitch and Conditions

A clear and pleasant evening is forecast for Brisbane. One of the grounds in Australia that is yet to employ a drop-in pitch, the ‘Gabba promises to have some pace and bounce as is often the case.

Stats and Facts

  • Australia’s 134-run win was their biggest ever in T20Is.
  • Sri Lanka had won their first five T20Is in Australia. They have now lost two straight.
  • David Warner needs 107 to reach 2,000 runs in T20Is.
  • Australia have won three of four T20Is at the ‘Gabba, with the latest a four-run win over India in 2018. Adam Zampa was man of the match.
  • Kasun Rajitha’s 0/75 are the most expensive figures in T20I history.

Dream11 Prediction

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Option 1:

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AUS vs SL 2nd T20I Preview Dream11

Option 2:

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AUS vs SL 2nd T20I Preview Dream11

Match Prediction

Genuinely thought Sri Lanka could be competitive in the first T20I. But, from the moment they decided to bowl, it was all downhill from there.

Australia look good for another strong performance. The Aussies to take out the series in Brisbane.

Thanks for reading!

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Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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