Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI, Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket News

Australia won the T20I series by 2-1.

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The 1st ODI of Australia Tour of Sri Lanka 2022 will be played between Australia and Sri Lanka on 14 June 2022 at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy.

The ODI series between Sri Lanka and Australia begins on June 14th. The opening match of the five-game series will be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele.
We witnessed an exciting T20I series between the two sides. The first game was won entirely by Australia but they had to fight for every run in the second T20I as they won the game by three wickets. The third T20I was a thrilling contest with Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka pulling off a ambush as his attack helped them chasing 59 runs in the last three overs.
The Lankan side will pick up some steam in the ODI series. Shanaka will continue to lead the team. Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Wanindu Hasaranga were recalled for the one-day drivers. The islanders have a lot of experience on their side and will try to start the series off with a bang.
The Australian team will go into the first game of the ODI series quite confidently. Aaron Finch will lead the team and they have retained most of the players that have appeared in the T20I series.
Players like Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne and Pat Cummins will join the roster and ensure a good balance. They will hope to rub off on their third T20I defeat and start the ODI series on a positive note.

Match Preview

After an outstanding T20I series, Sri Lanka and Australia will now face off in the 5-match ODI series. The first two games are scheduled to be played in Pallekele, while the last three games will be played in Colombo. Australia won the T20I series by a 2-1 margin.

Dasun Shanaka will lead the Lankan troops while Aaron Finch will lead the Aussies in this series. Australia is currently third in the ICC-ODI ranking for men, while Sri Lanka is eighth on the list. Australia played their last ODI series against Pakistan and lost 2-1. Sri Lanka last played an ODI series against Zimbabwe in January, winning 2-1.
Australia and Sri Lanka have faced each other in 98 ODIs so far. Of those 98 games, Australia have won 61 games while Sri Lanka have won 33 times. 4 games ended without a result. Both teams have both experienced and young players in their roster and this series promises to be electrifying.

Pitch Report

The pitch at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium is a balanced pitch. The surface will provide enough support for the quicks as they try to take wickets in advance with the new ball.
The ball will tend to stay on the surface a bit and the spinners will come in the later stages of the game.

Weather Forecast

Not ideal conditions for a game of cricket. The temperature in Pallekele is expected to range between 23 and 31 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, with rain forecast for the evening.

Head to Head

In the 97 games between these two sides, Australia has won 61 games and Sri Lanka has won 32 games. The Australia Batters earned the most fantasy points for their team, while the All Rounders earned the most fantasy points for Sri Lanka.

Probable Playing XIs for Sri Lanka vs Australia

Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa/Dinesh Chandimal, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Thushara, Maheesh Theekshana.


Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Kane Richardson, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Swepson.

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David Warner last played an ODI in 2020 in which he hit consecutive fifties (83 & 69). Despite this, he is a great player and looked very good in the T20I series as he scored 130 runs in 3 games. For context, in his only ODI at this venue, which he played in 2016, he had scored a century (106 runs in 126 balls) so has happy memories here.
Charith Asalanka has played 11 ODIs in his career but in those he managed to hit 472 runs including 5 fifties and has done really well with that. Speaking of the venue's record, he's scored 52, 23 and 71 runs in his 3 ODIs here respectively.
Steven Smith has done well against Sri Lanka lately as the scores in his last 4 ODIs against them have been 73, 30, 58 and 72. In addition, he has totaled 536 runs in his last 10 ODI innings in Asian conditions, including 5 fifties and a century.
Sri Lankan star spinner Wanindu Hasaranga took a beating during the T20I series, but he also scalped vital wickets at crucial points. With the pitch likely to help the slow bowlers, hasaranga can become a deadly weapon for the home side.
Josh Hazlewood has won 6 weeks in 3 matches in the recent T20I series so looks in a good rhythm. In terms of his recent performances in ODIs, he has won 2, 3, 1, 2 and 3 wickets respectively in his last 5 games.
Chamika Karunaratne has only been wicketless once in his last 7 ODIs (taken a total of 9 weeks). He has a batting average of 38 in ODIs, allowing him to rack up fantasy points with the bat as well. On his 3 ODIs at this venue his runs made/weeks won are 30/1, 34/1 & 5*/3 which are great numbers.
Glenn Maxwell has run 59, 63*, 45 & 108 in his last 4 ODIs so is in great shape. Speaking of bowling, Pallekele is a spot suited to spinners and SL also has plenty of left-handers in its batting lineup and this could prove to be beneficial for Maxwell.