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SL vs AUS, 5th ODI – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: Sri Lanka vs Australia, (SL vs AUS, 5th ODI)

Date: June 24, 2022 – 2:30 PM IST

Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Where and what time to watch the match live in India

For those in India, you can watch the live action between Sri Lanka and Australia on Sony Sports Network. Catch the fifth ODI on Sony Six and Six HD at 2:30 PM IST on Wednesday. You can also watch the match on the online streaming platform Sony LIV.

Sri Lanka vs Australia, 5th ODI:

The Sri Lankan cricket team lit up the island with joy in these difficult times with their first series victory over Australia at home in 30 years. The fifth and final ODI of the series will take place at the same R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday, June 24.

The hosts defeated Australia by 4 runs in a last-ball thriller on Tuesday to clinch the series with 3-1 lead. Batting first, Sri Lanka were in a spot of bother with 3 for 34 inside 10 overs. Charith Asalanka and Dhananjaya de Silva then produced a rescue act with 101-run partnership. DDS scored 60 off 61 while Asalanka brought up his maiden ODI century (110 off 106) to propel the hosts to 258.

Australia were cruising to victory at one point with David Warner and Travis Head in the middle, with the scoreboard reading 189/4. But the Lankan spinners clawed their way back with three wickets in nine balls, including the main man Warner on an excellent 99. Pat Cummins scored 35 while Matthew Kuhnemann hammered three boundaries in the last over, with 19 required but couldn’t get the job done. DDS, Jeffrey Vandersay and Chamika Karunaratne picked two wickets each for Sri Lanka.

Earlier, Sri Lanka won the second and third ODI after losing the series opener. Australia would be hoping to finish the series on a high and get some momentum ahead of the Tests.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for SL vs AUS, 5th ODI

The pitches at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo are typically low and slow. A total of 139 ODI matches have been hosted here with the average first innings score of 236. Two matches have been played here in the ongoing series, with the scores reading 291, 292, 258 and 254.

The weather at Colombo on Friday is expected to be cloudy with possible thunderstorms in some areas. There’s over 50% chance of rain in the afternoon with the temperature around 30°C.

Sri Lanka – Expected XI and Team News

Sri Lanka went with four spinners and one pacer in the previous game. Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay and Dunith Wellalage formed a potent spin attack while Dhananjaya de Silva has also done well. The hosts are likely to go in with the same playing XI.

Probable XI – Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana

Australia – Expected XI and Team News

Australia saw their strategy of going batting-heavy backfire in the fourth game. With the series already lost, they’re likely to make a few changes to the side, resting players for the Test series. Travis Head is ruled out of the fifth ODI. Watch out for their playing XI at the toss.

Probable XI – Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith/Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Matthew Kuhnemann, Pat Cummins/Josh Hazlewood, Jhye Richardson

Head to head record of SL vs AUS

Total Encounters – 101

Sri Lanka Won – 35

Australia Won – 62

Sri Lanka lead the last five encounters by 3-2.

5th ODI: Five players to watch out for in the SL vs AUS match

Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:

Dhanajaya de Silva: All-rounder, Sri Lanka

Dhanajaya de Silva has stepped up for Sri Lanka in the last three ODIs, scoring 119 runs and picking five wickets. The all-rounder played a key role in the fourth game, where he made 60 off 61 and claimed 2 for 39 with the ball. Overall, DDS has 1325 runs from 60 ODIs at an average of 27 with eight fifties while also picking 33 wickets with the ball. He’s a good C/VC option, priced at 9 credits.

David Warner: Batter, Australia

David Warner has a fantastic record in the fifty-over format. He has 5600 runs to his name from 130 ODIs at an average of 45 and strike rate of 96. The southpaw has smashed 18 hundreds and 24 fifties in the format. Warner was outstanding in the fourth game, scoring 99 on a difficult pitch. He can be a solid C/VC option, priced at 10 credits.

Kusal Mendis: Wicketkeeper Batter, Sri Lanka

Kusal Mendis is one of the better players for Sri Lanka in the fifty-over format. He has scored over 2500 runs from 86 ODIs at an average of 32 with two hundreds and 19 fifties. Mendis has been magnificent in the series, scoring 223 runs with two unbeaten 80s and only been dismissed twice. He’s priced at 8.5 credits.

Jeffrey Vandersay: Bowler, Sri Lanka

Jeffrey Vandersay has done well for Sri Lanka in the fifty-over format. The leg-spinner has snared 25 wickets from 18 ODIs at an economy of 5.5 with one four-wicket haul. The 32yr old has been superb in the last couple of games, picking 3/49 and 2/40. Priced at 8.5 credits, Vandersay could be a great pick.

Pat Cummins: Bowler, Australia

One of the top players in world cricket, Pat Cummins has a good record in ODI cricket. The right arm pacer has claimed 117 wickets from 72 matches at an economy of 5.22, including seven four-fors. Cummins has snared 4/35 and 2/37 in the last two ODIs, while also scoring 35 in the fourth game. Cummins will cost you 9 credits.

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Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.

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