Australia eye whitewash, SL play for pride


Aus vs SL Live, 5th T20: Australia vs Sri Lanka 5th T20 Live – Australia will face Sri Lanka in the final match of the five-match T20I series on Sunday (February 20) at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Australia have so far dominated the proceedings and have won four matches. The visitors have looked clueless so far and have failed to win decisive moments.  Follow Sri Lanka tour of Australia 2022 Live updates on InsideSport.IN

AUS vs SL Live, 5th T20: Aaron Finch eyes whitewash, Pride at stake for Dashun Sanaka’s Sri Lanka – Follow Live Updates

The biggest positive for Australia has been the performances of Ben McDermott and Josh Inglis. Both had come into the series by putting on good performances in domestic and BBL tournaments. The duo have so far grabbed the chances and solidified the reputation at the top. Meanwhile, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has delivered with the bat and ball.

AUS vs SL Live, 5th T20: Aaron Finch eyes whitewash, Pride at stake for Dashun Sanaka's Sri Lanka - Follow Live Updates

AUS vs SL Live, 5th T20: Aaron Finch eyes whitewash, Pride at stake for Dashun Sanaka’s Sri Lanka – Follow Live Updates

On the other hand, Sri Lanka have not shown consistency in batting and bowling. Their senior players like Dasun Shanaka, Dinesh Chandimal, and Lahiru Kumara have not contributed significantly.

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Match Details

Australia vs Sri Lanka, 5th T20I

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Date & Time: 20th February at 11:40 PM IST

Live Streaming: Sony LIV

Pitch Report

The MCG track is one of the most sporting wickets on offer in Australia. Batters have so far dominated the proceedings. The average first innings score at MCG is 141.

AUS vs SL Live, 5th T20: Aaron Finch eyes whitewash, Pride at stake for Dashun Sanaka’s Sri Lanka – Follow Live Updates

Probable Playing XIs for AUS VS SL

Australia

Ashton Agar, Ben McDermott, Aaron Finch (c), Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Daniel Sams, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson

Sri Lanka

Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Dasun Shanaka (C), Chamika Karunaratne, Jeffrey Vandersey, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Shiran Fernando

AUS vs SL Live, 5th T20: Aaron Finch eyes whitewash, Pride at stake for Dashun Sanaka’s Sri Lanka – Follow Live Updates

AUS vs SL Head to Head

Overall – 21 Australia – 13 Sri Lanka – 8

Australia vs Sri Lanka match prediction

Australia are favorites to win the fifth T20I

Australia Squad For T20I Series Against Sri Lanka
Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Josh Inglis, Ben McDermott, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.

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Sri Lanka Squad For T20I Series Against Australia
Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Danushka Gunathilaka, Janith Liyanage, Charith Asalanka, Ramesh Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Chandimal, Kamil Mishara, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Thushara, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Shiran Fernando

AUS vs SL Live, 5th T20: Aaron Finch eyes whitewash, Pride at stake for Dashun Sanaka’s Sri Lanka – Follow Live Updates

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