SL vs AUS: Australia’s Predicted Playing XI Against Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I

Updated - 08 Jun 2022, 12:53 PM

Team Australia (Image Credit: Twitter)
Team Australia (Image Credit: Twitter)

Australia will face Sri Lanka in the 2nd T20I of the going series. SL vs AUS 2nd T20I encounter is set to take place on June 8 (Wednesday). R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo is the venue of the match. The visitors Australia is led by Aaron Finch in the T20I series. Sri Lanka is led by Dasun Shanaka.

Both the teams have many crucial players in their squad. Australia defeated Sri Lanka in the earlier T20I series at home 4-1 and will look for a similar outcome in the ongoing series. Here we take a glance at Australia’s predicted playing XI against Sri Lanka in the 2nd T20I.

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SL vs AUS: Australia’s Predicted Playing XI Against Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I

Aaron Finch (C)

Aaron Finch, ODI World Cup 2019
Aaron Finch (Image Credit: Twitter)

Aaron Finch is the captain of Australia in SL vs AUS T20I series and will lead the team in the 2nd T20I. In the previous T20I game against Pakistan, the Aussie skipper slammed a good knock of 55 runs. He led the team to victory in the last T20I series against Sri Lanka and will aim to bag another victory in the away series as well.

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David Warner

David Warner
David Warner. Credits: ICC

David Warner might be the other opener for the team in SL vs AUS 2nd T20I. The left-handed batsman has returned to the T20I squad after a long gap. He was not part of the one-off T20I against Pakistan nor did he play in the T20I series against Sri Lanka. Warner was in fabulous form in IPL 2022 and will look to play with similar intensity in the ongoing series.

Mitchell Marsh

Mitchell Marsh
Mitchell Marsh. (Credits: Twitter)

Mitchell Marsh might be the no.3 batter for Australia like the 1st T20I game. The right-handed batsman did not play in the previous one-off T20I against Pakistan. He was also absent from the home series against Sri Lanka earlier. Marsh played a few good knocks for his team Delhi Capitals in IPL 2022.

Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell. Image-Twitter

Glenn Maxwell might be a middle-order batsman for Australia in SL vs AUS 2nd T20I clash. In the previous T20I series at home against Sri Lanka, the right-handed batsman slammed 138 runs in 5 games at an average of 34.50. Maxwell will look for a similar show in the ongoing series as well.

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Steve Smith

Steve Smith, T20 World Cup 2021
Steve Smith (Image Credit: Twitter)

Steve Smith might be another middle-order batter for Australia in the upcoming game. The right-handed batsman scored 23 runs in 2 games in the previous series against Sri Lanka. If he plays in his best form, Smith will be a powerful batter for the team.


Marcus Stoinis

Marcus Stoinis
Marcus Stoinis (Image Credit: Twitter)

Marcus Stoinis might be a pace all-rounder for Australia in SL vs AUS 2nd T20I. The right-handed batsman played a crucial knock of 23 runs off 9 balls in the last one-off T20I game against Pakistan. In the home series against Sri Lanka, Stoinis scored 86 runs in 5 T20I games at an average of 28.66. He was unbeaten in 2 games.

Josh Inglis (WK)

Josh Inglis
Josh Inglis (Credits: Twitter)

Josh Inglis might get a chance to keep the stumps in the next game. He gave a superb performance in the home series against Sri Lanka in February. With 155 runs in 5 games at an average of 38.75. he was the top run-scorer for Australia in the series. He also played a good knock of 24 runs in the one-off T20I against Pakistan.

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Ashton Agar

Ashton Agar
Ashton Agar, (Credits: Twitter)

Ashton Agar might be a spin all-rounder for Australia in SL vs AUS 2nd t20I. In the previous T20I series against Sri Lanka at home, he scored 43 runs in 3 games and also picked 3 wickets. On Sri Lankan soil, Agar will be a useful player with his all-round abilities.

Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc (Image Credit: Twitter)

Mitchell Starc might be one of the pacers for the team in SL vs AUS 2nd T20I. In the home series against Sri Lanka earlier, Starc remained wicketless in the 2 matches he played. He will aim to make a strong comeback in the ongoing series.

Josh Hazlewood

Josh Hazlewood. Photo- Getty
Josh Hazlewood. Photo- Getty

Josh Hazlewood might be another pacer for Australia in the 2nd T20I against Sri Lanka. Hazlewood was part of RCB in IPL 2022 and executed a brilliant performance. In the previous series against Sri Lanka, the right-arm pacer scalped 8 wickets in 3 games at an average of 8.12.

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Kane Richardson

Kane Richardson, SL vs AUS
Kane Richardson (Image Credit: Twitter)

Kane Richardson might be the third pacer for Australia in the next game. Richardson has played 30 T20I games so far and accounts for 37 wickets. He owns an average of 22.76 and an economy of 8.04. In the earlier T20I series against Sri Lanka, Richardson scalped 8 wickets in 4 games at an average of 17.12.

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