A comprehensive and crushing 134-run win in the first T20I heralded Australia’s start to the season. As the action moves to Brisbane for the second T20I, Sri Lanka will be under pressure to go for a win. If they can do that, the third T20I in Melbourne will be a series decider.
Everything clicked for Australia in the first match, with David Warner leading the show. Glenn Maxwell also sparkled, while the bowlers enjoyed their outing in the middle. There was nothing to write home about Sri Lanka’s performance, though.
Warner enjoyed his first home match after the ban and treated the fans with exhilarating hitting. His 122-run opening wicket partnership with captain Finch set things up for Australia. Warner then followed it up with an equally ballistic 107-run partnership with Maxwell.
All three remain in contention to be part of your fantasy squad. Also worthy of a place are the bowlers Adam Zampa and Mitchell Starc. Both enjoyed good outing in Adelaide and should once again be leading the show.
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Nothing worked for Sri Lanka, except winning the toss. None of the batsmen could get going, with only four batsmen getting into double figures. There was nothing on offer from the bowlers as well, struggling for control.
Sri Lanka are expected to make changes, especially in the bowling unit. Kasun Rajitha could be out of the equation after a nightmare match. All-rounder Dasun Shanaka has done well and could get to bowl a bit more than just one over.
Fantasy Players to Watch
David Warner highlighted just why he is such a dangerous batsman. The hunger for runs is still there and that is good news for your fantasy selection.
Glenn Maxwell adds a lot of value both with the bat and in the field. His energy makes sure that there are always contributions from him.
Dasun Shanaka was the only performer for Sri Lanka in the first match. His all-round abilities will be crucial in picking up points for your side.
Australia: 1 Aaron Finch (C) 2 David Warner 3 Steve Smith 4 Ashton Turner 5 Glenn Maxwell 6 Ashton Agar 7 Alex Carey (WK) 8 Pat Cummins 9 Mitchell Starc 10 Kane Richardson 11 Adam Zampa
Sri Lanka: 1 Avishka Fernando 2 Dhanushka Gunathilaka 3 Bhanuka Rajapaksa 4 Oshada Fernando 5 Kusal Perera (WK) 6 Dasun Shanaka 7 Wanindu Hasaranga 8 Lakshan Sandakan 9 Lasith Malinga (C) 10 Isuru Udana 11 Nuwan Pradeep
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