In the 14th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee stadium at Ekana, Lucknow, Australia is all set to take on Sri Lanka in search of their first victory in the competition. They have played two matches in the competition till now and lost both to India and South Africa. A tough start for them in the competition but still enough opportunity for them to make a comeback and seal their position in the semifinal of the competition. The last defeat also hurt them in terms of net run rate and they have to look to recover it as well. Sri Lanka on the other hand have struggled with the bowling which has made them concede two big defeats in their first two matches as well. Sri Lanka Captain Dasun Shanaka Ruled Out of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 With Thigh Injury, Chamika Karunaratne Named Replacement.

What has been a lusty blow for the Sri Lankans, captain Dasun Shanaka has been ruled out of the rest of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 with a thigh injury. Kusal Mendis is set to take up reigns of leadership in his absence. Mendis has been in terrific form, scoring runs in both the first two games including a century in the last game against Pakistan. He received good support from Sadeera Samarawickrama as well but the bowling for them hasn't delivered yet. Mathisha Pathirana is also suffering from injury and Lahiru Kumara might replace him in the playing XI.

For Australia, they had a horror day out on the field against South Africa. The intensity hasn't been up there and they dropped routine catches during the match. Players haven't delivered to their ability just yet. Pat Cummins, the captain himself along with Adam Zampa has been the weaklinks in the bowling while Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and Cameron Green are yet to show their calibre as down the order power-hitters. Australia has seemed confused with their first choice wicketkeeper too and might consider bringing back Alex Carey in this match.

Australia vs Sri Lanka Head-to-Head in ODIs

There have been 103 ODI matches played between Australia and Sri Lanka. Australia has dominated the tie winning 63 matches and Sri Lanka won 36 matches. 4 matches had no result.

Australia vs Sri Lanka ICC World Cup 2023 Key Players

David Warner
Josh Hazlewood
Glenn Maxwell
Kusal Mendis
Sadeera Samarawickrama

Australia vs Sri Lanka ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Venue and Match Timing

The Australia vs Sri Lanka ICC World Cup 2023 match will be played at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium, Ekana, Lucknow. The AUS vs SL match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will begin at 2:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time). ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Points Table Updated.

Australia vs Sri Lanka ICC World Cup 2023 Live Streaming Online and Telecast

Star Sports is the official broadcast partner of the ICC World Cup 2023. Fans therefore can watch the AUS vs SL ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 match on Star Sports 1/HD, Star Sports 2/HD, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 Hindi/HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Kannada and Star Sports 1 Telugu. Fans can also watch live streaming of this match online on the Disney+ Hotstar app and websites. Those using the Disney+ Hotstar app on mobiles to watch ICC World Cup 2023 matches can do so for free.

Australia vs Sri Lanka ICC World Cup 2023 Likely XIs

Australia: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis (Wk), Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins (C), Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood.

Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (C & Wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dunith Wellalage, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Oct 15, 2023 07:31 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website