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Sri Lanka vs Australia 2nd Test Prediction

SL vs AUS Match Details

Match: Sri Lanka vs Australia, 2nd Test | Australia Tour of Sri Lanka

Date: Friday, 08 July 2022

Time: 10:00 (GMT+5.5) / 10:30 (GMT+6)

Format: Test

Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle


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  • Nathan Lyon bowled brilliantly in the first Test match of the series, claiming 9 wickets in 2 innings for Australia.
  • Sri Lanka has lost three of their last five Test matches and is sixth in the World Test Championship points table after seven Test matches.
  • Australia has dominated the Sri Lankan side in the previous five meetings between these two teams. They’ve won three of the five games.

 

The second of two Tests between Sri Lanka and Australia begins on Friday morning at the Pallekele Stadium in Kandy. Last week, Australia thrashed Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the first Test, completed before lunch on Day 3. The 2nd Test of the two-game series starts at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Sri Lanka remained in the game for the first two days of the First Test before collapsing on the third morning. To be competitive throughout this Test, they will need to show more resilience.

Australia had several players to thank for digging in early on before taking advantage on the third morning. It was an excellent performance, and we anticipate another strong showing in this game.


SL vs AUS Weather Report

All five days of this Test are expected to be humid and partly cloudy. Each day, the temperature should be in the low 30s.


SL vs AUS Match Toss Prediction

The hosts won the toss in the First Test and elected to bat first. With another vicious turning wicket on the horizon, we predict that both captains will opt to bat if they win the toss.


SL vs AUS Pitch Report

Many observers thought the Galle pitch was far too skewed toward spinners last week. For the Second Test, we anticipate another turning wicket.


Sri Lanka Team News & Probable Playing XIs

Lasith Embuldeniya has been dropped from the squad for the second Test after a poor performance in the First Test. Spinners Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, and Lakshitha Manasinghe have all been called up and should play in this Test.

Recent form – L W D L L

Sri Lanka’s Probable XI

Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Ramesh Mendis, Asitha Fernando, and Jeffrey Vandersay


Australia Team News & Probable Playing XIs

Many pundits predicted Australia would regret only fielding two front-line spinners for the first Test. However, Nathan Lyon delivered an outstanding performance, Mitchell Swepson took five wickets throughout the game, and Travis Head took 4-10 from 2.5 overs.

Recent form – W W D D W

Australia’s Probable XI

Pat Cummins (c), Alex Carey (wk), David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Cameron Green, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Travis Head, and Mitchell Swepson


SL vs AUS Head-to-Head Stats (Last 5 matches)

Team  Won Lost
Sri Lanka 2 3
Australia 3 2

SL vs AUS – 2nd Test, Dream 11

Wicket-keeper

  • Niroshan Dickwella

Batters

  • David Warner
  • Steve Smith (c)
  • Dimuth Karunaratne
  • Travis Head
  • Pathum Nissanka (vc)

All-Rounders

  • Ramesh Mendis
  • Cameron Green 

Bowlers

  • Nathan Lyon
  • Pat Cummins
  • Maheesh Theekshana

Sri Lanka vs Australia 2nd Test Prediction - Dream 11


SL vs AUS Prediction

Winning the toss

  • Australia

Top batsman

  • Sri Lanka – Dimuth Karunaratne
  • Australia – David Warner

Top bowler

  • Sri Lanka – Dhananjaya De Silva
  • Australia – Nathan Lyon

Most sixes

  • Sri Lanka – Angelo Mathews
  • Australia – Pat Cummins

Player of the Match

  • Australia – David Warner

Team Scores Batting First

  • Sri Lanka – 280+
  • Australia – 330+

Australia is the favourite to win this match.

 

With Angelo Mathews available for the entire game, Sri Lanka should have a better chance of taking the Second Test into the final two days. He will help their team, but Australia appeared sharper and more focused in the first Test. We anticipate another exciting Test, with Australia winning.

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