On October 16, at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, Australia (AUS) will play Sri Lanka (SL) in the fourteenth match of the ICC Cricket World Cup. With two losses and a lingering second-place finish, Australia has simply not been Australia in the World Cup thus far. However, Sri Lanka has also suffered two losses, so things haven’t been all that different. Seventh on the list of ranks is them.In their most recent encounter, Australia met South Africa. After winning the toss, Australia decided to bowl. South Africa scored 108 runs in their opening stand, getting off to a wild start. After that, the run-fest persisted and continued to pile up after each wicket.
They scored a respectable 311 runs thanks to a fantastic century from Quinton de Kock. Australia’s chase was off to a poor start as they lost wickets one after another. They lost the game by a massive score of 134 runs because they were unable to form partnerships that would advance them.
In their previous encounter, Sri Lanka and Pakistan faced one other. Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat.Despite losing an early wicket, they were able to get back into the game and take the lead thanks to two-century stands for the second and third wickets, respectively. In response, they set a lofty goal of 345. Pakistan lost two wickets quickly and appeared to be in trouble when Shafique and Rizwan combined for 176 runs. Pakistan achieved a record score and won the match by six wickets because to some outstanding closing touches.
ICC World Cup 2023 14th ODI Match, Australia vs Sri Lanka
Venue: Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Date & Time: Monday, 16 October, 2:00 PM IST
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Pitch Report: The Ekana Cricket Stadium’s pitch is mostly favourable to hitters. At the beginning, the Pacers can have some seam and swing, which could cause issues for the hitters. After a few balls are on the ground, batters are free to play their shots. Bowling is the option given to teams that win the toss, with a first innings average of 232.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
Australia: Steve Smith, David Warner, MP Stoinis, Marnus Labuschagne, MR Marsh, GJ Maxwell, JP Inglis (wk), Pat Cummins (C), Josh Hazlewood, A Zampa, Mitchell Starc
Sri Lanka: D Karunaratne, Pathum Nissanka, C Asalanka, Dunith Wellalage, D de Silva, C Karunaratne, K Mendis (C), S Samarawickrama, K Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, M Theekshana