|ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Betting|
||vs|| Sri Lanka
ScheduleSunday, 8 March 2015 at 03:30 GMT / 03:30 UK / 09:00 IST
VenueSydney Cricket Ground
The second rated team in Pool A of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Sri Lanka, has done better by winning three games out of four. They lost their opening match against the hosts New Zealand whereas grabbed the next three vs. Afghanistan, Bangladesh and England. Australia beat England, shared one point with Bangladesh, surrendered against New Zealand and clinched the encounter vs. Afghanistan. They are placed third on the table with five points with a net run rate of +1.804 while the Lankan Lions have secured six points at a net run rate of +0.128. The Islanders will anticipate another two when they meet the Kangaroos who are desperate to enhance their position.
David Warner toyed with the bowling of Afghanistan and powered 178 runs for Australia in the previous game as Steven Smith and Glenn Maxwell chipped in with 95 and 88. Aaron Finch, James Faulkner, Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin are their match winning batsmen on their day. Mitchell Johnson took four wickets while Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Faulkner and Maxwell form a balanced bowling unit.
Kumar Sangakkara dispatched his second hundred of the tournament for Sri Lanka against England and Lahiru Thirimanne smashed 139. Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene and Dinesh Chandimal are formidable batsmen while Angelo Mathews is leading his side from the front. The injured batsman, Dimuth Karunaratne has been replaced by leg spin all-rounder, Seekkuge Prasanna and rest of their bowling revolves around Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga, Mathews, Suranga Lakmal, Rangana Herath and Dilshan.
Sunday, March 8, 2015 @ 03:30 GMT, 14:30 local at Sydney Cricket Ground.
Partly cloudy with the temperatures around 19-30ᵒC.
The Aussies will go for batting while the Lankan Lions will prefer to chase after winning the toss.
The South African batsmen posted heaps of runs against West Indies in the 19th match of the event and the latter was bowled out for 151 mere runs.
Australia – Michael Clarke (C), David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc. Josh Hazlewood.
Sri Lanka – Angelo Mathews (C), Lahiru Thirimanne, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dinesh Chandimal, Thisara Perera, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal.
The Kangaroos will be the favourites to win the match.