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AUS vs SL Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report: ODI World Cup 2023 Match 14

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There is not much to separate between Australia and Sri Lanka in this World Cup. Both teams have played two and lost both, whereas both nations have been clueless at times, and their tactics have also been questionable.

Australia are coming off an embarrassing defeat against South Africa in Lucknow. Bowling first, they conceded 311 runs, with most bowlers conceding plenty of runs, especially in the first 35 overs. While chasing, their top batters fell like a pack of cards, and while Marnus Labuschagne and Mitchell Starc did try to survive, they were fighting the lost battle.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka suffered a defeat that would trouble them. Batting first, they posted a whopping 344/9 – thanks to the marvellous tons from Kusal Mendis (122) and Sadeera Samarawickrama (108). However, the bowlers were wayward mostly, letting Pakistan chase down the highest-ever total in World Cup history.

Both teams have been absolutely abysmal with their performances. The good thing is one of the teams will certainly open its account in the tournament.

Match Details

  • Date: October 16, 2023.
  • Time: 2:00 pm (India), 7:30 pm (Australia), 2:00 pm (Sri Lanka).
  • Location: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.

ODI World Cup 2023 Match 14: AUS vs SL Possible Playing XIs

Australia might stick with the same team.

Australia: 1. David Warner, 2. Mitchell Marsh, 3. Steven Smith, 4. Marnus Labuschagne, 5. Josh Inglis (wk), 6. Glenn Maxwell, 7. Marcus Stoinis, 8. Pat Cummins (c), 9. Mitchell Starc, 10. Adam Zampa, 11. Josh Hazlewood.

The bad news for Sri Lanka is that their captain is out of the tournament. Chamika Karunaratne has been included in the squad and will come into the XI straightaway. Kusal Mendis will lead the side.

Sri Lanka: 1. Pathum Nissanka, 2. Kusal Perera/Dimuth Karunaratne, 3. Kusal Mendis (c & wk), 4. Sadeera Samarawickrama, 5. Charith Asalanka, 6. Dhananjaya de Silva, 7. Chamika Karunaratne, 8. Dunith Wellalage, 9. Maheesh Theekshana, 10. Matheesha Pathirana/Kasun Rajitha, 11. Dilshan Madushanka.

AUS vs SL Dream11 Prediction World Cup: Fantasy tips

Australia:

  • David Warner will have to fire from the top and provide a brisk start to the team. He has 779 runs at an average of 35.40 and a strike rate of 83.40 in 22 ODI innings against Sri Lanka. Warner has also amassed two fifties and three centuries.
  • Steven Smith has scores of 46 & 19 in two innings this World Cup. The team would expect more from him. Overall, Smith has 385 runs while averaging 38.50 and striking at 84.06 in 10 ODI innings against Sri Lanka.
  • Marnus Labuschagne has 537 runs at an average of 48.81 and a strike rate of 87.60 in 12 ODI innings this year. He also has two fifties and a century. Marnus has looked solid, but a big score has eluded him this World Cup.
  • Glenn Maxwell enjoys playing against Sri Lanka. He has 362 runs at a 40.22 average and a lofty 147.75 strike rate in 11 ODI innings against Sri Lanka. Maxwell also has five wickets against them.
  • Mitchell Starc has 27 wickets at an average of 18.88 and a strike rate of 25.18 in 14 ODI innings against Sri Lanka. He also has two four-wicket hauls against them.
  • Mitchell Starc has 3 wickets at 28 runs apiece in two games in World Cup 2023.
  • Adam Zampa has been off-colour in two games this World Cup so far. He has 9 wickets at an average of 20.77 and a strike rate of 27.33 in five ODI innings against Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka:

  • Pathum Nissanka has 222 runs at an average of 44.40 and a strike rate of 85.05 in five ODI innings against Australia. He also has one fifty and a century against them. Nissanka has done well at the top and would like to continue his good work.
  • Kusal Mendis always scores runs against Australia. He has 453 runs at an average of 50.33 and a strike rate of 86.94 in 11 ODI innings against the Aussies. Mendis has also amassed four fifties against them.
  • Dhananjaya de Silva will contribute with both bat and ball. He has 273 runs at an average of 30.33 and a strike rate of 78.90 in 10 ODI innings against Australia. Dhananjaya also has 10 wickets at 25.10 runs apiece in nine ODI innings against them.
  • Dunith Wellalage is an exciting talent. He can make inroads through the shaky Australian batting lineup if the pitch is on the slower side. Wellalage is also a capable lower-order batter.
  • Maheesh Theekshana will be Sri Lanka’s best bet in the bowling department. He has 4 wickets at an average of 49.50 against Australia. However, Theekshana is a much better bowler than these numbers suggest.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head in ODIs: Played 102, Australia 63, Sri Lanka 35 & NR 4.
  • Glenn Maxwell has 15 wickets at an average of 29.20 and a strike rate of 38.40 in 13 ODI innings since 2022. He is more than a part-time spinner now.
  • David Warner vs Dhananjaya de Silva in ODIs: 37 runs, 60 balls, 9.25 avg, 61.66 SR & 4 dismissals.
  • Pat Cummins has been mediocre with the ball this year. He has 3 wickets at 69 runs apiece and conceded 6.21 runs per over in four ODI innings this year.
  • Maheesh Theekshana has the second-most wickets among the World Cup team spinners this year in ODIs. He has 32 wickets at an average of 18.75 and a strike rate of 24.40 in 16 ODI innings in 2023.

Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, Pitch Report and Weather

The track in the last game played better than expected, and a good batting surface is expected again. A total of around 265 can be a fighting one, with the spinners also coming into play during the middle overs.

A temperature of around 31°C, with no threat of rain, is forecast.

AUS vs SL Dream11 Fantasy Picks:

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article, as well as your own instincts, to create your teams.

AUS vs SL Fantasy Ideal XI: Kusal Mendis, David Warner, Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Pathum Nissanka, Glenn Maxwell, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dunith Wellalage, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Maheesh Theekshana.

Option 1:

AUS vs SL Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report: ODI World Cup 2023 Match 14 | AUS vs SL Dream11 Prediction Today Match | Lucknow Pitch Report
AUS vs SL Dream11 Prediction: ODI World Cup 2023 Match 14

Option 2:

AUS vs SL Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report: ODI World Cup 2023 Match 14 | AUS vs SL Dream11 Prediction Today Match | Lucknow Pitch Report
AUS vs SL Dream11 Prediction: ODI World Cup 2023 Match 14

AUS vs SL Match Prediction: Who will win?

Both teams have certain areas of concern, and the key thing would be to do the basics right first. Australia look like a stronger team on paper and might finally register a victory in this World Cup.

Darpan Jain
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Darpan Jain is a passionate cricket fan and writer based in India. He specialises in fantasy cricket tips, particularly Dream11 prediction articles, as well as news and opinion articles. If there is anything to be written on stats and matchups, Darpan is on it. You can connect with Darpan on X (formerly Twitter), at: https://x.com/darpanjain103

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