Sri Lanka vs Australia (Image Credits: Twitter)
Sri Lanka vs Australia (Image Credits: Twitter)

The SL vs AUS series continues with the third ODI in Colombo on Sunday, June 19. The five-match series is poised at 1-1 after the hosts earned a 26-run win in the second ODI in a rain-curtailed encounter. The remaining three ODIs will be played in Colombo followed by a two-match Test series in Galle.

Sri Lanka scored 220 batting first. The Aussies had to score 216 in 43 overs in the chase. They failed to get to the target losing the game by 26 runs. Sri Lanka’s win was an impressive win after their T20I series loss at home.  Heading into the third ODI, Australia is struggling with injury concerns. Mitchell Starc is unavailable for a few games with his finger injury. Adding to Starc in the injury list is Kane Richardson who is ruled out of the SL vs AUS ODI series with a hamstring injury.

SL vs AUS: Major Blow To Australia As Kane Richardson Gets Ruled Out Of Sri Lanka ODIs
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There are no injury concerns in the Sri Lankan camp. The side is motivated ahead of the third SL vs AUS ODI after their brilliant win in the second game. Chamika Karunaratne picked 3 for 47 to turn the game in their favour. It was a spirited performance from the Lankan all-rounder especially when the Aussies looked good to get a win.

SL vs AUS Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Sri Lanka And Australia, Australia Tour of Sri Lanka 2022, 3rd ODI
SL vs AUS Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Sri Lanka And Australia, Australia Tour of Sri Lanka 2022, 3rd ODI
Chamika Karunaratne of Sri Lanka, left, celebrates the wicket of Ben McDermott of Australia during their T20 cricket match in Sydney, Friday, Feb. 11, 2022. (Dean Lewins/AAP Image via AP)

Sri Lanka also won the final T20I in the three-match series. Skipper Dasun Shanaka scored an unbeaten 54 off 25 deliveries as the Lankans won the game with a ball to spare. Having lost the T20I series, they are looking to make up for it in the ODIs. 

SL vs AUS Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Sri Lanka And Australia, Australia Tour of Sri Lanka 2022, 3rd ODI

Sri Lanka vs AUstralia
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Sri Lanka vs Australia Head To Head In ODIs

Matches Played -99

Australia Won -61

Sri Lanka Won -34

Last 5 Matches- Aus (3) SL (2)

Recent Venue Records (R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo) 

India, Sri Lanka
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Total matches 137

Matches won batting first 74

Matches won bowling first 53

Average 1st Inns scores 236

Average 2nd Inns scores 196

Highest total recorded 375/5 (50 Ov) by IND vs SL

Lowest total recorded 86/10 (29.3 Ov) by NED vs SL

Highest score chased 288/5 (49.4 Ov) by IND vs SL

Lowest score defended 204/7 (50 Ov) by SL vs IND

Who Will Score Most Runs For Australia: David Warner / Aaron Finch 

Who Will Take Most Wickets For Australia: Pat Cummins / Josh Hazlewood

Who Will Score Most Runs For Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka / Charith Asalanka

Who Will Take Most Wickets For Sri Lanka: Chamika Karunatarne / Dushmantha Chameera

SL vs AUS Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Sri Lanka And Australia, Australia Tour of Sri Lanka 2022, 3rd ODI

Given how Sri Lanka managed to limit the Aussies in the low-scoring second ODI, they will head into the game as the more confident of the two teams. Sri Lanka will have the edge over the Aussies and can dance winning the game.

Also Read: SL vs AUS: Major Blow To Australia As Kane Richardson Gets Ruled Out Of Sri Lanka ODIs

Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.