In the current World Cup 2023 match, Australia plays Sri Lanka in Lucknow. This is their form guide and head-to-head record.
In the 14th ODI of the ongoing 2023 World Cup, Australia takes on Sri Lanka on Monday in Lucknow. While neither team has won recently, Sri Lanka has a higher net run rate. The Australians lost against South Africa by 134 runs after losing to India by six wickets to start the campaign. Australia was thoroughly outclassed by the hosts in every aspect during their opening match. India amassed 201/4 in 41.2 overs while chasing a goal of 200 runs, thanks to half-centuries from KL Rahul (97*) and Virat Kohli (85). Initially, Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets while Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah each took two as India bowled Australia out for 199 in 49.3 overs.
Once again, Pat Cummins and company were thoroughly outmatched in their second game. Australia was bowled out for 177 in 40.5 overs while chasing 312. Kagiso Rabada claimed three wickets for the Proteas, while Keshav Maharaj and Tabriaz Shamsi each claimed two wickets. In the first innings, South Africa scored 311/7 in 50 overs, thanks to a century from Quinton de Kock (109). For the Australians, Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Starc each claimed two wickets.
However, in their opening match, South Africa thoroughly defeated Sri Lanka. Charith Asalanka (79), Kusal Mendis (76), and Dasun Shanaka (68) all scored half-century as they were bowled out for 326 in 44.5 overs while chasing 429. Rabada and Maharaj each got two wickets, while Gerald Coetzee claimed three for South Africa. In the first 50 overs, South Africa amassed a massive 428/5, with Rassie van der Dussen (108), Aiden Markram (106), and Quinton de Kock (100) scoring massively. For the Lankans, Dilshan Madushanka claimed two wickets.
In their subsequent encounter, Sri Lanka was defeated by Babar Azam’s team by a close margin. Pakistan reached 345/4 in 48.2 overs while chasing 345 thanks to batting hundreds from Abdullah Shafique (113) and Mohammad Rizwan (131*). Once more, Madushanka gave Sri Lanka two wickets. At first, they scored 344/9 in 50 overs, with centuries coming from Sadeera Samarawickrama (108), and Mendis (122).
Head-to-head in ODIs
Both teams have played one another in 103 ODI matches. Australia has a 63-36 lead and four games have ended in a draw.
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In ODI World Cup history, head-to-head
Australia and Sri Lanka have played each other in 11 ODI World Cup matches; the Australians have prevailed eight times to the Lankans’ two. One game has concluded with no outcome.
Did you know?
Since winning the 1996 ODI World Cup, Sri Lanka had seven chances to defeat Australia in the tournament.