Australia and Sri Lanka will face off in match number 14 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow on October 16, 2023. Both teams are currently winless in the tournament, so this match will be a crucial opportunity to get their campaigns back on track.
Match start time is 2:00 PM. Catch all the action live streaming on Hotstar.com.
Sri Lanka skipper called for heads won the toss, and decided to bat first. Let’s see how much they score to control the massive Aussie batting lineup.
Australia has been particularly disappointing in the tournament, losing their first two matches against England and New Zealand. Their batting has been their main concern, with no player yet to score a half-century.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka has shown some flashes of brilliance, but they have also been inconsistent. Shanaka is out of the World Cup 2023 due to injury and has been replaced by Chamika Karunaratne, a versatile all-rounder who can bowl commotion seam and bat hard in the lower order.
Karunaratne is likely to come straight into the team.
The team may also be without pace bowler Matheesha Pathirana, who has a right shoulder problem and is under observation.
In other words, Shanaka is out, Karunaratne is in, and Pathirana is a doubt. They lost their first match against England but returned strongly to beat New Zealand in their second match.
The Ekana Stadium in Lucknow is a high-scoring ground, so we can expect to see a lot of runs in this match. The Australian batting lineup is one of the most dangerous in the world, but they must start firing to win this match. Sri Lanka’s batting lineup is also very talented, but they must be more consistent to challenge Australia.
Aus vs SL tv telecast and live streaming info
TV telecast and live streaming details for Australia vs Sri Lanka, October 16, 2023, World Cup 2023:
|Country||TV telecast||Live streaming|
|India||Star Sports||Disney+ Hotstar|
|Pakistan||PTV Sports||PTV Sports Live|
|Sri Lanka||SLRC||SLRC Live|
|Australia||Fox Sports||Kayo Sports|
Odds indicate that Australia is the firm favorite to win the match. A $100 bet on Australia to win would return $131.40, while a $100 bet on Sri Lanka would return $355.50.
Mitchell Marsh is hopeful that Australia will return to the points table before it gets too late: “A lot of Australian teams, when backed into a corner, play their best cricket. We find ourselves in a corner early on in this tournament, but we’ve got to come out and put in a really good performance against Sri Lanka.”