In the 22nd match of the 2020 T20 World Cup on Thursday, Australia (AUS) and Sri Lanka (SL) will blow the horn at the International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
Australia got off to a good start to their campaign, beating South Africa in the tournament opening. However, they still face problems with high- and mid-range strikes. Except Glenn Maxwell, their other hitters don’t seem to be in shape, which is a big concern. The Australians will try to bring their A-game to the forefront against Sri Lanka and make a two-on-two in the tournament.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka (SL) will enter this match after a five-pick victory over Bangladesh. Although Sri Lanka is better acclimatized to UAE conditions than Australia, they have to put pressure on the opposition from the very beginning. It will be interesting to see how Australia copes with Sri Lanka’s spin attack.
In this regard, here are three players you can choose as captain or deputy captain for your Dream11 team for the AUS vs SL competition.
# 3 Steve Smith (AUS)
Steve Smith was one of the most consistent hitters for Australia at the 2021 T20 World Cup, including the warm-up matches they played. His results were 35, 57 and 35 in three games.
He is expected to increase his advantage in the match against SL. If there’s one thing Smith has to work on, it’s increasing his goal rate in mid-overs instead of going for a relatively calm run.
# 2 Glenn Maxwell (AUS)
Glenn Maxwell has been in brilliant form lately and is back in the top class in the UAE 2021 UAE match. He impressed in the warm-up match of Australia before the T20 World Championship 2021 against India, with 37 runs.
# 1 Avishka Fernando (SL)
Bold Sri Lankan striker Avishka Fernando has come a long way with his attacking shot. Although he started as a opener, the SL player played as a midfielder in this tournament.
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Fernando has yet to reach a big result in the ongoing tournament, but he has the ability to score a big goal, and he is a player of big games. He could deliver goods against Australia.