Sri Lanka takes on Australia in the third and final T20I of the three-match series in Pallekele on Saturday, June 11. The Aussies have already won the series having won the first two games. For Sri Lanka, they have to play for pride and look forward to the ODI and the Test series.
A five-match ODI series and a two-match Test series will follow the T20I series. The ODIs will be a part of the ODI Super League while the Test matches will be a part of the WTC 2021-23.
For Australia and Sri Lanka, there is still a lot to play for. The Aussies will be looking for a whitewash having won the first two games. For Sri Lanka, they need to win this game and take the momentum forward in the ODI and the Test series.
The visitors have been plagued by a couple of injury concerns ahead of the final T20I. Mitchell Starc is ruled out of the third T20I and the ODI series after injuring the index finger of his bowling arm. Sean Abbott has also been ruled out with a broken index finger of his right arm while batting.
SL vs AUS: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallakele- Australia Tour of Sri Lanka 2022, 3rd T20I
Pallekele will experience a high of 31 degrees on the third T20I matchday between Sri Lanka and Australia. In the evening it will come down to 22 degrees and it will be partly cloudy. The humidity will be as high as 90 per cent which means there will be a lot of precipitation. Dew also might play a role in the game.
So far 22 T20Is have been played at this venue with 12 matches won by the team batting first and seven by the team chasing. The average first innings score is 170 which comes down to 150-155 bating second.