Australia vs Sri Lanka Criket World Cup Match Preview
Defending champion will take host Sri Lanka at Colombo in the group A ICC world cup match on 5th March 2011.It will be a day night mach and expecting to be a close finish.
Australia has won their 2 matches they played so far while Sri Lanka lost the important match against Pakistan. So it will be an important match for Sri Lanka to win to stay on the top in group A.
For Australia it is very important that their skipper Ricky Ponting return among the runs. They will depend upon their batsman Shane Watson, Michael Clarke, David Hussey and Cameron White to put up a good score for Lankan to chase or they play sensibly if they bat second. Their fast bowlers are expected to get some assist from the wicket.
On the other hand Sri Lankan batsman is in very good form right from T Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, M Jayawardena, Kumar Sangakkara(C) and Chamara Silva.
They have very good bowling attack both in pace and spin and Aussies will find it difficult t handle the Lankan spinners mainly Ajantha Mendis or M Muralidaran whoever plays if not both of them. Malinga got hat-trick in the last match ad now the only bowler to take 2 hat-tricks in world cup.Chances of Australia to win is 50:50.