Australia vs Sri Lanka – October 16 – ICC Cricket World Cup

Considering the recent form, key player performances, and head-to-head records, it appears to be a neck and neck competition. However, Australia might just have an upper hand due to their experience in high-pressure games.

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Match Details 

Teams: Australia vs Sri Lanka

Ground: The match will be played at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow

Series: This is the 14th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Season: The match is part of the 2023 season

Hours of play: 08:30 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL

Match days: The match will be played on Monday, October 16, 2023

Australia vs Sri Lanka Betting Odds

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Probable Playing XIs


David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.


Sri Lanka

Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Ashen Bandara, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara.


Probable Top Performers

Probable Best Batter of the Match

Based on the recent performances, the probable best batters for the match between Australia and Sri Lanka on October 16, 2023, could be:

Australia: David Warner
Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis or Pathum Nissanka

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

Based on the recent performances, the probable best bowlers for the match between Australia and Sri Lanka on October 16, 2023, could be:

Australia: Josh Hazlewood
Sri Lanka: Wanindu Hasaranga

Teams Head to Head: Recent Matches 

June 24, 20225th ODI (D/N)Colombo (RPS)Australia tour of Sri LankaAustralia won by 4 wickets (with 63 balls remaining)
June 21, 20224th ODI (D/N)Colombo (RPS)Australia tour of Sri LankaSri Lanka won by 4 runs
June 19, 20223rd ODI (D/N)Colombo (RPS)Australia tour of Sri LankaSri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
June 16, 20222nd ODI (D/N)PallekeleAustralia tour of Sri LankaSri Lanka won by 26 runs (D/L method)
June 14, 20221st ODI (D/N)PallekeleAustralia tour of Sri LankaAustralia won by 2 wickets (with 9 balls remaining) (D/L method)

Teams Recent Performance 

Last 5 Games of Australia

September 27, 20233rd ODI, Australia vs IndiaAustralia won by 66 runs
September 24, 20232nd ODI, Australia vs IndiaIndia won by 99 runs (DLS method)
September 22, 20231st ODI, Australia vs IndiaIndia won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
September 17, 20235th ODI, Australia vs South AfricaSouth Africa won by 122 runs
September 15, 20234th ODI, Australia vs South AfricaSouth Africa won by 164 runs

Last 5 Games of Sri Lanka

September 17, 2023Final, Sri Lanka vs IndiaIndia won by 10 wickets (with 263 balls remaining)
September 14, 202311th Match, Super Four, Sri Lanka vs PakistanSri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining) (DLS method)
September 12, 202310th Match, Super Four, Sri Lanka vs IndiaIndia won by 41 runs
September 09, 20238th Match, Super Four, Sri Lanka vs BangladeshSri Lanka won by 21 runs
September 05, 20236th Match, Group B, Sri Lanka vs AfghanistanSri Lanka won by 2 runs

Information About Injuries in Teams 

Here are the injury updates for the Australian and Sri Lankan cricket teams before the match on 16th October 2023:


Nathan Lyon, who injured his calf during the second Ashes Test at Lordโ€™s, has been ruled out of the remainder of the series.
Travis Head suffered a fracture in his left hand while batting during the 4th ODI against South Africa in Centurion.
Ashton Agar was ruled out of the event with a calf concern.
Other players recovering from injuries include Pat Cummins (wrist fracture), Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, and Glenn Maxwell.

Sri Lanka

Wanindu Hasaranga, their best white ball bowler by some distance, is nursing a thigh strain.
Frontline pacers Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Madushanka are also injured.
Other injured players include Dilshan Madushanka and Lahiru Kumara.

Please note that this information is accurate as of the latest available sources, and there may be changes closer to the match date.

Australia vs Sri Lanka: Winning Prediction

Taking into consideration all the factors such as team form, recent performances, player injuries, and head-to-head records, the match seems to be tightly poised. Australia’s vast experience in handling high-pressure situations does give them a slight edge, despite their inconsistent form. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, has shown encouraging potential with a better recent record, but the injury concerns could be a significant setback for them.

In terms of betting odds, they generally favor the team with consistent performance and less injury concerns, indicating a slight lean towards Australia. However, the unpredictable nature of cricket, especially in an ICC World Cup match, makes it hard to conclusively predict the outcome.

Therefore, based on the provided information and professional cricket knowledge, the prediction is that Australia seems to have a higher probability of winning the match.

Report About Ekana Cricket Stadium

The Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, commonly known as the Ekana Cricket Stadium, is an international cricket stadium located in Lucknow, India. Hereโ€™s a brief history and background of the stadium:

Construction: The project for constructing this world-class stadium in Lucknow was commissioned in 2014. The stadium was built under a public-private partnership between Ekana Sportz City and the Lucknow Development Authority.

Opening: The stadium was opened in 2017. It first hosted the final of the 2017โ€“18 Duleep Trophy before making its international debut.

Naming: The stadium was initially named the Ekana International Cricket Stadium. In 2018, it was renamed by the Uttar Pradesh government in honor of former Prime Minister of India, Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Capacity and Features: The Ekana Cricket Stadium has a seating capacity of 50,000, making it the fifth largest international cricket stadium in India. It boasts the longest straight boundaries compared to all other stadiums in India.

Home Ground: The stadium serves as the home ground for the Uttar Pradesh cricket team, UP womenโ€™s cricket team, and IPL franchise the Lucknow Super Giants. In 2019, the Afghanistan cricket team also used it as their home ground.

The Ekana Cricket Stadium stands as a symbol of unity and oneness in India.

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About ICC Cricket World Cup

The ICC Cricket World Cup stands as the premier international championship for One Day International (ODI) cricket. Organized by the sportโ€™s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the tournament takes place every four years. It is celebrated as one of the most-watched sporting events globally and is regarded by the ICC as the flagship event of the international cricket calendar.

The current format involves a qualification phase spanning the preceding three years, determining the teams that earn the right to compete in the tournament phase. In this phase, 10 teams, including the host nation, compete for the coveted title, with matches taking place at venues within the host nation over the course of about a month.

Australia boasts the most World Cup victories, having clinched the title five times. India and West Indies have each triumphed twice, while Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and England have secured the championship once each. The reigning champions are England, who claimed the title in the 2019 World Cup edition.

Rudra Chanda