Australia and Sri Lanka will face each other in the 22nd match of the T20 World Cup 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
Both of these teams had won their respective opening matches and they will look to continue the winning momentum in the marquee event.
We take a look at Match Prediction on the basis of current form, head to head, stats, and players to look out for in the upcoming match.
Current form for Sri Lanka: W W W W W
Sri Lanka has been in good form and made a perfect start to the Super 12 campaign as they won their opener against Bangladesh. The Island nation had conceded 172 runs against the Tigers but they were able to chase it down as Charith Asalanka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa played fine knocks to get their team over the line.
Current form for Australia: W L W L W
Australia also made a winning start to their campaign as they won a thrilling match against South Africa. The Aaron Finch-led team had bowled brilliantly as Josh Hazlewood was the pick of the bowlers but they will look to come up with a better batting performance as they had got just over the line in the run-chase of 119 runs.
Head to Head: Matches: 16, Won by Australia: 8, Won by Sri Lanka: 8.
It is an even battle between these two teams as far as the head-to-head battle is concerned.
Players to watch out for: Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Aaron Finch, Mitchell Marsh, and Glenn Maxwell will the key players for Australia.
Kusal Perera, Chamika Karunaratne, Avishka Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Dushmantha Chameera will hold the key for Sri Lanka.
Match Prediction: Australia will enter the contest as favorites against Sri Lanka.