In the second T20I, Australia and Sri Lanka are looking for ways to improve
When the two teams meet again in Sydney, Australia will look to improve on their performance from the first encounter, while Sri Lanka will have positives in the shape of their bowling unit.
Second T20I, Australia vs Sri Lanka, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, 13 February, 19:10 local time
In the first T20I against the visitors in Sydney, it was business as usual for the World Champions, as a fully professional effort guided them to a pretty comfortable victory. The bowling unit performed outstanding, but the batting line-up will be a source of concern. Because there was a lack of drive at the top of the order, the services of David Warner and Mitchell Marsh were missed. This will be one of the areas in which the
The bowlers for Sri Lanka were excellent, but there was a lack of desire in the batting department. Their major objective will concentrate on accelerating while avoiding losing wickets at regular intervals. They’ll be hoping that the bowling section can repeat their first-match performance. Dasun Shanaka, the captain, will still put his faith in a youthful team to come back strong on Sunday.
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Sri Lankan bowlers bowled first and bowled with tremendous vigour and discipline to reduce Australia to 149/9. With a 41-ball 53, Ben McDermott got the hosts off to a good start. Marcus Stoinis’ 17-ball 30 then aided Australia in achieving a total that their bowlers could confidently defend. It was a joint effort for Sri Lanka.