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

Sri Lanka take on Australia in the fourth ODI in Colombo on Tuesday, June 21. The hosts are leading the five-match series 2-1 after winning the second and third ODIs. The Lankans have beaten the Aussies in ODIs for the first time in 20 years in their own backyard. 

The last two remaining matches now becomes a must-win for both teams. For Sri Lanka, an ODI series win against the mighty Australians will be a massive achievement after losing the T20I series. Both the last two matches will be played in Colombo after which both teams travel to Galle for a two-match Test series. 

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

Australia, on the other hand, have injury concerns to deal with. With several of their players injured, they have a series to win. Both teams have important points up for grabs as they look to move up the ICC ODI Super League points table. The Aussies have lost the second and third ODIs and will be hungry for a win. SL on the other hand would look to keep their momentum going. 

SL vs AUS: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of R Premadasa Stadium In Colombo- Australia Tour of Sri Lanka 2022, 4th ODI
Steve Smith and Alex Carey. Photo- CA Twitter
Steve Smith and Alex Carey. Photo- CA Twitter

Australia have injury concerns to deal with at the moment. Mitchell Starc and Kane Richardson are already injured and missing. Ashton Agar,  Marcus Stonis and Steve Smith have now picked up injuries. All were not a part of the playing XI.

 SL vs AUS: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of R Premadasa Stadium In Colombo- Australia Tour of Sri Lanka 2022, 4th ODI

Australia vs Sri Lanka 4th ODI
Rain halts play in Colombo [Image-Twitter]
The third ODI will be played at the R Premadasa stadium which is one of the oldest cricket grounds in Sri Lanka. The stadium has already hosted 138 ODIs before this including a few finals. 

Meanwhile, thunderstorms are predicted on the fourth ODI matchday between Australia and Sri Lanka. The chances of rain throughout the day are 80 per cent. 

The average first innings total is 236 which drops down to 196 in the second innings. Out of the 138 ODI matches played, 74 have been won batting first while 54 batting second. 

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Anshuman Roy

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