AUS vs SL, Today Match Prediction, Match 14, Australia vs Sri Lanka, ICC ODI World Cup 2023, 16th October, 2023

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AUS vs SL World Cup 2023
  • Match: Australia (AUS) vs Sri Lanka (SL)
  • Date- 16th October 2023
  • Match Format- 50 overs
  • Venue- Ekana Sports City Stadium, Lucknow
  • Time- 2:00 PM (IST)
  • Weather Forecast- Partly Cloudy, 33

Australia vs Sri Lanka Match Prediction Preview:

Welcome to the AUS vs SL Today Prediction curated by Kheltalk cricket experts.

In Match 14 of the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023, Australia will be locking horns with Sri Lanka. Both the sides have had the same fortune in this World Cup and would be hoping to gain their first points in this tournament.

Australia lost both their opening encounters and are in a spot of bother. After losing the first game against India by 6 wickets, the Ozzies lost to South Africa by 134 runs in their 2nd game.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka have to recover from their 6-wicket loss against Pakistan on 10th October 2023. Despite scoring 344 runs in the 1st innings, the Lankans failed to defend this total.

Top Batters AUS vs SL  

  • Kusal Mendis (SL)- 198 runs in the tournament
  • Sadeera Samarawickrama (SL)- 131 runs in the tournament
  • Marnus Labuschange (AUS)- 46 runs in the previous game

Top Bowlers for AUS vs SL

  • Glenn Maxwell (AUS)- 2 wickets in the previous game  
  • Dilshan Madushanka (SL)- 4 wickets in the tournament
  • Josh Hazlewood (AUS)- 4 wickets in the tournament

AUS vs SL Today Match Prediction Scenarios

Scenario 1- If AUS bats first

  • First Innings score prediction- AUS is expected to score 320-340 runs
  • Result prediction- AUS will win the match by 60-80 runs

Scenario 2- If SL bats first

  • First Innings score prediction- SL is expected to score 240-260 runs
  • Result prediction- AUS will win the match by 7 wickets

AUS vs SL Today Match Prediction, Match 14, Who Will Win the Match?

Australia to win

We predict that Australia will be bagging the honours of Match 14 of the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023. The likes of Marnus Labuschange, Glenn Maxwell and Adam Zampa will be the key players of Australia in this match.   

Team Update/Players Availability/Injury News

Dasun Shanaka has been replaced by Chamika Karunaratne in this ICC ODI World Cup 2023. The Sri Lankan skipper suffered a right thigh muscle injury during Sri Lanka’s match versus Pakistan.

Predicted Playing 11

Australia Predicted Playing XI

David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Alex Carey/Josh Inglis, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins(C)

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing XI

Pathum Nissanka, C Asalanka, D Karunaratne, D de Silva, D Shanaka (C), Dunith Wellalage, K Mendis (wk), S Samarawickrama, Matheesha Pathirana, L Kumara, M Theekshana

Australia Squad

Pat Cummins (Captain), 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

Pathum Nissanka, C Asalanka, D Karunaratne, D de Silva, D Shanaka (C), Dunith Wellalage, K Mendis (wk), S Samarawickrama, Matheesha Pathirana, L Kumara, M Theekshana, K Perera, D Madushanka, MADI Hemantha, K Rajitha

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