Aus vs SL Playing 11 Match 14 of the ICC World Cup 2023

Australia will take on Sri Lanka at Ekana Sports City, Lucknow for their third match of the ICC World Cup 2023. Both teams haven’t opened their account so, an important match for both sides to win. If any team loses will be difficult to make a comeback in the tournament. Australia have lost to India and South Africa, while Sri Lanka had South Africa and Pakistan in their first two games. 

The head-to-head record shows Australia’s dominance in the ICC tournaments. Both teams have faced 11 times each other, Australia has won 8 times, while Sri Lanka has won 2 till now. The only two matches that were won by Sri Lanka in the 1996 World Cup one of them is the final of the 1996 World Cup. 

Australia Playing 11 vs Sri Lanka

There are some changes expected in the Australian team. They have lost their initial matches and now they are desperate to win this one otherwise it will be curtains for them. So, here is the Australia playing XI for this match.

Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Josh Inglis, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc

They need a spinner, but there is no spinner in the Australian squad. They are in a difficult situation to cope with. Australia need to pick their perfect playing 11 to stay in the World Cup.

Sri Lanka Playing 11 vs Australia

Kusal Mendis (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka

A bad news for Sri Lanka as the skipper of the team has been ruled out due to injury. Chamika Karunaratne is the replacement for the skipper. Kusal Mendis will lead the team. Australia is the favorite but who knows, Sri Lanka is in brilliant form with the bat. 

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