Australia vs Sri Lanka betting tips

Australia vs Sri Lanka – 3rd T20I Betting Tips

Host Australia will face Sri Lanka in the third T20I of the five-match series at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on Tuesday.

After securing back-to-back wins in the first two T20Is, Australia will enter the third contest with high confidence.

The management will be hoping to see the players continue producing similar kinds of performances which would be enough to seal the series.

Despite losing the first two matches, Sri Lanka will enter Tuesday’s fixture feeling relatively confident.

The management will be extremely pleased with the performance of a young team who remained highly competitive against the reigning world champions, that too in their home conditions.

The home team currently have a 2-0 advantage after winning the first two fixtures by 20 runs and a one-over eliminator.

Australia Form and Team news:

For the match on Tuesday, the home team are likely to make a few changes. The Kangaroos have already suffered a massive blow as star batter Steve Smith will not take part in the remaining matches because of a concussion.

He landed heavily on his head during the final stages of the second T20I in Sydney on Sunday. All-rounder Moises Henriques is likely to take his place in the starting XI.

Left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc, who was rested for the second fixture, is likely to be included in the playing XI as well.

In the batting department, the home team will be heavily relying on the likes of captain Aaron Finch, young opener Ben McDermott, Josh Inglis, explosive Glenn Maxwell, in-form Marcus Stoinis and wicketkeeper-batter Matthew Wade to score the bulk of the runs and put the opposition under pressure.

On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Starc, Josh Hazelwood, Kane Richardson along the leg-spinner Adam Zampa to claim timely breakthroughs and dismantle the visiting team’s batting lineup.

Sri Lanka Form and Team News:

The coaching staff will be hopeful that the players will continue producing similar kinds of performances in the remaining matches of the series.

There is one change possible for the match on Tuesday as Kusal Mendis, who is now available for selection, is likely to replace Danushka Gunathilaka.

In the batting department, the visitors will be relying on the likes of Mendis, his opening partner Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, experience wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Chandimal, captain Dasun Shanaka and star all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga to score the bulk of the runs and give the bowlers something to bowl with.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Thushara, Chamika Karunaratne along with the spin duo of Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana to restrict the home team to a manageable total by claiming timely breakthroughs.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, Australia will be clear favorites to win the third game of the T20I series to be played at Manuka Oval in Canberra. For the series opener, Australia are placed at 1.14 odds, while Sri Lanka is at 4.80 odds.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

Both teams will be coming in the fixture relatively confident and another feisty contest is expected.

Despite really close first two matches, on paper at least, the home team look far superior compared to the visitors who are performing much better than many expected them to do.

Therefore, the prediction is for Australia to secure another win and complete the series triumph.

Tip 1: Pathum Nissanka to continue his decent form for Sri Lanka

Opener put in a valiant innings for Sri Lanka in the previous match played against Sri Lanka. He played well and scored 73 runs off 53 balls with the help of seven fours and two sixes. Since February 2020, Pathum Nissanka is leading the batting charts for Sri Lanka with 411 runs at an average of 31.61 with four half-centuries to his name. Given his outstanding performance, we can expect opener Pathum Nissanka to score 20 runs or more against [email protected]

Tip 2: Josh Hazlewood to continue his excellent form for Australia

Pacer Josh Hazlewood has put in consistently good performances for Australia so far this series. In the previous match, Hazlewood claimed three wickets and conceded 22 runs in his four overs. Since February 2020, Hazlewood has claimed 31 wickets in 19 matches at an economy rate of 6.67. Given his outstanding bowling performance in the second T20I, we can expect pacer Josh Hazlewood to take one wicket or more against Sri [email protected]


Expect Australia to beat Sri Lanka and take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match T20I series.

  • Opener Pathum Nissanka to score 20 runs or more against Australia- Sri Lanka @2.50
  • Pacer Josh Hazlewood to take one wicket or more against Sri Lanka- [email protected]

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