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Sri Lanka vs Australia (Credits: Twitter)

SL vs AUS Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Sri Lanka And Australia, Australia Tour of Sri Lanka 2022, 2nd Test. Australia and Sri Lanka are set to square off with each other in the 2nd Test of the ongoing series. SL vs AUS 2nd Test begins on July 8 (Friday) at Galle International Stadium in Galle.

Pat Cummins is the skipper of Australia in the SL vs AUS Test series while Dimuth Karunaratne is the captain of Sri Lanka. Australia leads the two-match Test series 1-0 after winning the 1st Test. Now, Sri Lanka needs to win the 2nd Test to finish the series in a tie.

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Niroshan Dickwella
Niroshan Dickwella. (Photo: AFP)

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In SL vs AUS 1st Test, Sri Lanka opted to bat first and piled up 212-10 on the board in the 1st innings. Openers Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne scored 23 and 28 respectively, failing to come up with big knocks. Later, Niroshan Dickwella slammed 58 runs to take Sri Lanka to 212 all-out. Nathan Lyon scalped a fifer for the team.

Cameron Green
Cameron Green. (AAP Image/Jono Searle)

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In response, Australia was bowled out for 321, gaining a 109-run lead. For Australia, Usman Khawaja slammed a 71-run knock. Cameron Green also scored a good knock of 77 after Aussies lost a few quick wickets in the middle. Ramesh Mendis scalped a 4-wicket-haul.

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Nathan Lyon (Image Credit: Twitter)

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Against a lead of 109, Sri Lanka failed to bat well in the 2nd innings. They could only score 113 runs before losing all wickets. Four wicket hauls by Nathan Lyon and Travis Head took a big toll on Sri Lanka’s batting. In the end, Australia easily managed to smash the 5 runs needed for victory in the final innings and won by 10 wickets.

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Travis Head celebrates with David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne. Image: Twitter

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SL vs AUS Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Sri Lanka And Australia, Australia Tour of Sri Lanka 2022, 2nd Test

SL vs AUS Head-to-Head Records

Stats Matches SL Won AUS Won  Draw
Overall 32 4 20 8
At Galle International Stadium, Galle 5 1 3 1
In last 5 matches 5 2 3 0
In Sri Lanka 17 4 7 6

Recent Venue Records (Galle International Stadium, Galle) 

Stats- Tests

Total matches- 38

Matches won batting first- 21

Matches won bowling first- 11

Average 1st Inns scores- 361

Average 2nd Inns scores- 303

Average 3rd Inns scores- 232

Average 4th Inns scores- 149

Highest total recorded- 638/10 (196 Ov) by BAN vs SL

Lowest total recorded- 73/10 (28.5 Ov) by RSA vs SL

Toss Prediction for SL vs AUS Match

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The team winning the toss might opt to bat first. At Galle international stadium, 21 matches out of 38 Tests have been won batting first. Hence, batting first is the better option at this stadium in Tests. Both the teams will consider the record at the stadium before the toss and will prefer to bat first if they win.

Predicted Scores For SL vs AUS Match

Team 1st Innings 2nd Innings
SL 200-250 150-200
AUS 300-350 250-300

Players’ Form- Sri Lanka- Batting

Dimuth Karunaratne
Dimuth Karunaratne (Image Credit: Twitter)

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Players Matches Runs Average
Niroshan Dickwella 1 61 30.50
Dimuth Karunaratne 1 51 25.50
Angelo Mathews 1 39 39.0
Pathum Nissanka 1 37 18.50
Dhananjaya de Silva 1 35 12.50
Ramesh Mendis 1 22 11.0

Who will score the most runs for SL in the match: Niroshan Dickwella or Dimuth Karunaratne

Players’ Form- Sri Lanka- Bowling

Ramesh Mendis
Ramesh Mendis, Image Source: Twitter

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Players Matches Wickets Average
Ramesh Mendis 1 4 30.50
Asitha Fernando 1 2 18.50
Jeffrey Vandersay 1 2 34.0
Dhananjaya de Silva 1 1 8.0
Lasith Embuldeniya 1 0  _

Who will pick the most wickets for SL in the match: Ramesh Mendis or Asitha Fernando

Players’ Form- Australia- Batting

Usman Khawaja
Usman Khawaja. Image: Twitter

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Players Matches Runs Average
Cameron Green 1 77 77.0
Usman Khawaja 1 71 71.0
Alex Carey 1 45 45.0
David Warner 1 35 35.0
Pat Cummins 1 26 26.0
Nathan Lyon 1 15  _

Who will score the most runs for AUS in the match: Usman Khawaja or David Warner

Players’ Form- Australia- Bowling

Nathan Lyon
Nathan Lyon (Image Credit: Twitter)
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Players Matches Wickets Average
Nathan Lyon 1 9 13.44
Mitchell Swepson 1 5 17.80
Travis Head 1 4 2.50
Pat Cummins 1 1 25.0
Mitchell Starc 1 1 54.0

Who will pick the most wickets for AUS in the match: Nathan Lyon or Mitchell Swepson

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