At the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, rain made it impossible for Sri Lanka to defeat Australia in the first ODI. Although the Lankans scored a mammoth 300 runs, the match was cut down to a 44 over game with Australia's target set to 282.

Wanindu Hasaranga put in a strong effort to deny the Australians a win by taking four wickets, but a man of the era arrived and stole the winning glass from the Lankan hands. Sri Lanka were choking Australia with their spinners from one end but Glenn Maxwell was busy taking Australia home from the other end.

Sri Lanka v Australia Betting Odds

Bet on Sri Lanka to win at 3.40 on bet365

Bet on Australia  to win at 1.27 on bet365

Sri Lanka Team News & Playing XI

There won't likely be any alterations to Sri Lanka's starting lineup. Following half centuries from Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis, Asalanka and Hasaranga played crucial knocks. Apart from dismissing David Warner early in the game, Maheesh Theekshana looked average the entire time. The spinners from Sri Lanka need to bowl more defensively and tighten the screws.

Dasun Shanaka would be dissatisfied with how his team bowled in the last match. When it counted most, the team failed to exert pressure, which caused them to lose. They had done well with the bat and had the Australians labouring at the beginning of their chase. Shanaka would be aware of Australia's strengths and would like to see a good show from his players in this game.

Playing XI: Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Wanindu Hasaranga, Nuwan Thushara, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana

Australia Team News & Playing XI

Australia used their strongest team and is not expected to make any adjustments. During his brief appearance in the first game, Aaron Finch displayed good form. In the upcoming games, he will be trying to maintain his momentum. David Warner was unable to fulfil his duty in the game as he was dimissed without scoring a run.

Glenn Maxwell's presence changed the course of the hunt, Australia would look to improve with the ball as they failed to trouble the Sri Lankans in the last game. Jhye Richardson must sharpen his delivery. Pat Cummins displayed excellent performance without taking any wickets. Ashton Agar and Labuschagne will have to make the best use of conditions in this game. 

Playing XI: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Swepson, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar

India Bet Top Picks

Top Sri Lankan Bowler - Wanindu Hasaranga

Wanindu Hasaranga continues to show his capability in team by taking most wickets

Bet on Wanindu Hasaranga at 3.24 on Betwinner

Top Australian Batsman - Steven Smith

He continued to bat and eventually scored 53 runs off 60 balls. High hopes from him in the upcoming game.

Bet on Steven Smith at 3.25 on PariMatch

India Bet Top Bookmaker Picks

  • Total Fours - Under 56.5 at 1.87 on PariMatch
  • Top Batter Total - Over 102.5 at 1.85 on PariMatch
  • Total Sixes - Over 10.5  at 1.81 on PariMatch

India Bet Prediction

Australia to win this match

Bet on Australia to win at 1.27 on bet365

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