Who will win today’s match between Sri Lanka and Australia?

Sri Lanka lead the series by 3-1

Australia Cricket Team
Australia Cricket Team. (Photo Source: Buddhika Weerasinghe / Getty Images)

After bagging the series in the previous match, the home side Sri Lanka will want to completely dominate and win the fifth match of the ODI series as well. The final ODI match between Sri Lanka and Australia is to be played at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on June 24 (Friday).

The visitors somehow managed to lose the previous match after restricting Sri Lanka to just 258. However, the home team bowled at disciplined lines and lengths as they kept chipping away with wickets at regular intervals. It remains to be seen whether Australia can win the final match of the series before the focus shifts to Test cricket.

Match details

Venue: R Premadasa Stadium

Date and Time: June 24, 2:30 PM IST

Telecast and Live Streaming: Sony Six and Sony LIV app

Pitch Report

The pitch at the R Premadasa Stadium has got difficult for batting as was evident during the fourth match. The spinners are getting assistance from the wicket and scoring has been difficult against them. Both teams might look to be aggressive during the field restrictions and try to score as many runs as they can with the new ball. Skipper winning the toss might look to bat first.

Probable playing XI

Sri Lanka

Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Jeffrey Vandersay, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage

Australia

David WarnerAaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (wk), Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins, Matthew Kuhnemann, Josh Hazlewood

Probable Top Performers

Probable best batter of the match:

David Warner

Australia’s pocket-dynamite David Warner was the only batter who looked comfortable during the fourth ODI. The left-handed batter stroked an excellent 99, but could not win the game for his team. Warner is comfortable against both spin and pace and will look to go big in the final ODI.

Probable best bowler of the match:

Dunith Wellalage

The left-arm spinner Dunith Wellalage has bowled well in the 50-over series. The 19-year-old has scalped six wickets in four matches at an average of 26.50. He also took the wicket of Mitchell Marsh in the previous match and is currently sitting in the second spot for the most wickets list in the series.

Today’s Match Prediction: Australia to win the match

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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