The 5th match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 will take place between Australia and Sri Lanka. Australia entered in the tournament as the hot favourite for the title and still remain one of them despite their a 17-run loss in the opening game against India. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, lost their first match against New Zealand by 7 wickets. Here is Australia vs Sri Lanka Dream 11 Prediction.
The fifth match between Australia and Sri Lanka will take place at the W.A.C.A. Ground in Perth. It will start at 03:00 PM local time (07:00 AM GMT) (12:30 PM IST). Anyone can watch it LIVE on Star Sports and Hotstar.
Australia faced a defeat in the first game against India as the batters failed to contribute much. After the bowlers started struggling, it was spinner Jess Jonassen who brought them back into the game with two quick wickets. Even they successfully kept India down to 132 and looked so comfortable while the opener Alyssa Healey provided with a flyer 35-ball 51.
However, their middle order failed to cope up with India’s spin and kept losing wickets at regular intervals and eventually got out for just 115.
Probable Playing XI
Rachael Haynes, Megan Schutt, Alyssa Healy (wk), Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Molly Strano, Annabel Sutherland
Sri Lanka lost their first game against New Zealand by 7 wickets. Batting first, the team got off to a flying start with openers Hasini Perera and Chamari Athapathtu adding 60 runs for the first wicket as well. Harshitha Madavi also added some runs in the middle order with a run a ball 27 but others failed to contribute.
On the other hand, Udeshika Prabodhani and Shashikala Siriwardene failed to contribute and they eventually bundled within 127 which New Zealand chased down the target with more than two overs to spare.
Probable Playing XI
Chamari Athapaththu (c), Hasini Perera, Harshitha Madavi, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Shashikala Siriwardene, Nilakshi de Silva, Ama Kanchana, Kavisha Dilhari, Sugandika Kumari, Udeshika Prabodhani, Achini Kulasuriya
Pitch Report and Weather Condition
The pitch at W.A.C.A. Ground helps the bowlers, who can expect some more swing due to the overcast conditions. However, the batsmen will face a tough time while facing fast bowlers. The batters will have to think before going for big sixes and fours as well. The side winning the toss will try to field first in order to take advantage of the conditions.
The possibility of rain is very high with a probability of around 86% and the game can be abandoned with the wind blowing at a rate of 13 to 28 km/hr. Meanwhile, the temperature will be between 22 and 30 Degree Celsius throughout the day.