Sri Lanka vs Australia, Dasun Shanaka, Aaron Finch
Sri Lanka vs Australia (Credits: Twitter)

Sri Lanka take on Australia in the third and final T20I of the three-match series in Pallekele on Saturday, June 11. They have already won the series having won the first two T20Is and are looking to complete a whitewash. 

Both teams will play a five-match ODI series followed by a two-match Test series after the end of the ongoing T20I series. The ODIs will be a part of the ODI Super League while the Test series will be a part of the ongoing World Test Championship 2021-23. 

Australia vs Sri Lanka, SL v AUS
Australia vs Sri Lanka (Photo: Twitter)

In the meantime, we focus on the T20I series. The hosts Sri Lanka have been totally outplayed by a dominant Aussie side in the first two games. They are yet to score 150 as a batting unit in the series. The openers have struggled to give their team good starts in the first two games. Their bowlers have bowled well but their batters have let them down by not putting too many runs on the board. 

IND vs SL 2021, Sri Lanka Team
Sri Lanka Team (Credits: Twitter)

Australia, on the other hand, have been plagued by injuries. Mitchell Starc is ruled out of the third T20I and the ODI series after injuring the index finger of his bowling arm. The board said that he will be fit in time for the start of the Test series from June 29. Sean Abbott has also been ruled out after injuring his left=arm while batting.

SL vs AUS Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Sri Lanka And Australia, Australia Tour of Sri Lanka 2022, 3rd T20I

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

Total number of matches played: 23

Matches won by SL: 9

Matches won by AUS: 14

Matches played in Sri Lanka: 5 (SL 2, AUS 3)

Matches played in Asia: 5 (SL 2, AUS 3)

Matches played at R Premdasa Stadium: 2 (SL 0, AUS 2)

SL average score against AUS: 143

AUS average score against SL: 156

Last 5 Matches 

SL Won- 1

AUS Wom- 4

Recent Venue Records (Pallekele International Stadium, Pallakale) 

Pallekele International Stadium
Photo Credit: (Twitter)

STATS – T20

Total matches 22

Matches won batting first 12

Matches won bowling first 7

Average 1st Inns scores 167

Average 2nd Inns scores 148

Highest total recorded 263/3 (20 Ov) by AUS vs SL

Lowest total recorded 88/10 (16 Ov) by NZ vs SL

Highest score chased 178/2 (18.4 Ov) by PAK vs BAN

Lowest score defended 125/8 (20 Ov) by SL vs NZ

SL vs AUS Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Sri Lanka And Australia, Australia Tour of Sri Lanka 2022, 3rd T20I

Australia have already won the series by winning the first two games and are favourites to win the third T20I as well. 

Also Read: SL vs AUS: Mitchell Starc Ruled Out Of 3rd T20I; Jhye Richardson Named As Cover For ODI Series

Anshuman Roy

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