Sri Lanka go up against Australia in the fifth One Day International (ODI) match on Friday, June 24 at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo from 2:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
The Sri Lanka cricket team sealed the series in the fourth match after a closely fought encounter. Charith Asalanka scored his maiden ODI hundred while the Lankan spinners stifled the visitors. Wanindu Hasaranga made a welcome comeback for the hosts with a couple of wickets and a cameo with the bat. Sri Lanka are expected to field the same lineup in the final game.
David Warner’s 112-ball 99 set the tone for Australia’s run-chase but they fell short by four runs. Pat Cummins also had a good game, picking up two wickets and scoring 35 runs. The Aussies are expected to make no changes to their lineup either. Steve Smith is likely to be rested for the upcoming Test series.
Sri Lanka vs Australia 5th ODI odds
Bet365 odds: Sri Lanka: 2.37, Australia: 1.57
10CRIC odds: Sri Lanka: 2.33, Australia: 1.53
Betway odds: Sri Lanka: 2.37, Australia: 1.55
Betwinner odds: Sri Lanka: 2.37, Australia: 1.57
1xBet odds: Sri Lanka: 2.38 , Australia: 1.58
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Sri Lanka vs Australia head-to-head in ODIs
Sri Lanka have won the last three ODIs on the bounce to seal the ongoing series.
The Aussies have dominated the head-to-head record, winning 62 of the 101 ODIs vs Sri Lanka. Australia also have the edge in Sri Lanka, winning 21 of the 40 completed matches in the island nation.
Sri Lanka have beaten Australia 14 times in this format at Colombo while the Aussies last won an ODI here in 2016.
Sri Lanka vs Australia 5th ODI probable playing XI
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Niroshan Dickwella (wicket-keeper), Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (captain), Charith Asalanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dunith Wellalage, Jeffrey Vandersay, Maheesh Theekshana.
Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Travis Head, Alex Carey (wicket-keeper), Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Matthew Kuhnemann, Josh Hazlewood.
Sri Lanka vs Australia 5th ODI top picks
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka will be a top pick for this match. The 24-year-old has been in good form in this series, scoring 220 runs in four matches at an average of 55. His century in the third ODI sealed an important win for the Lankans who will be hoping for another solid performance from their opener.
Australia: Pat Cummins is currently the joint-highest wicket-taker in this series with six wickets at an economy rate of 4.67. The Australian Test captain also has the ability to contribute with the bat which he showcased in the last game. The Aussies will depend on him to provide early breakthroughs in this match.
Sri Lanka vs Australia 5th ODI prediction
Sri Lanka have taken an unassailable lead in the ODI series with three wins on the bounce. Their spinners have kept the Australian batters in check and the batting order has fired for the hosts.
Australia lost a close encounter in the fourth ODI and are expected to bounce back in the dead rubber.
Sri Lanka vs Australia 5th ODI playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 31°C
Wind: 22 km/h