On 15th June, 2019, the defending champions Australia would be playing against Sri Lanka. The match would be played at The Oval stadium, London. Hopefully, this match won’t be washed out due to rain. As per weather forecast, Saturday is going to remain 18-19c with sunshine and cloudy spells but no rain is expected.
The defending champions Australia is slightly at an advantageous position as their last match wasn’t abandoned. On the other hand, Sri Lanka’s last match against Bangladesh was abandoned without a ball being bowled. They are in the second spot in the points table, just after New Zealand; whereas Sri Lanka is on spot 5 of the points table.
In this match they would look forward to stick to their position in the points table. They would try to remain within the top four spots.
They tried a different plan of attack in their match against Pakistan as they did change their batting order. They brought Glenn Maxwell up the order while Usman Khawaja dropped down to number six and the middle order remained unchanged after they grappled to exploit on the great start by Finch and Warner.
Marcus Stoinis remains in doubt due to his injury. Shaun Marsh might play in his place. Maxwell and Finch will probably continue against Sri Lanka’s weak batting line-up.
26-year-old pace bowler Kasun Rajitha is expected to play in place of Nuwan Pradeep who has been ruled out of the tournament with a hand injury. It further weakens their average bowling attack.
The gap between games won’t have aided their batting unit who are trying to find some form. Although time in the nets will have been welcomed.
Sri Lanka would be facing Australia who has plenty of confidence after their win over Pakistan. Sri Lanka’s batting order in the completed matches is a thing of concern. So Australia holds a chance of comfortable victory over Sri Lanka.