Sri Lanka face Australia in the second ODI match on Thursday, June 16 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele from 2:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Australia started the ODI series with a two-wicket win at Pallekele, courtesy of an unbeaten 51-ball 80 run-knock from Glenn Maxwell. The all-rounder single-handedly helped his side chase down a stiff target of 282 in a rain-marred encounter.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka who ran Australia close in the first ODI will look to bounce back and level the series. Sri Lanka had plenty of positives from the previous fixture with the top three all getting fifties while Wanindu Hasaranga strangled the Australians with a four-wicket haul.
Sri Lanka are unlikely to make changes to their playing combination from their first game. Meanwhile, Australia will miss the services of all-rounder Ashton Agar who is set to miss the match owing to a side strain.
Sri Lanka vs Australia 2nd ODI odds
Bet365 odds: Sri Lanka: 3.50, Australia: 1.30
10CRIC odds: Sri Lanka: 3.43, Australia: 1.27
Betway odds: Sri Lanka: 3.50, Australia: 1.28
Betwinner odds: Sri Lanka: 3.46, Australia: 1.29
1xBet odds: Sri Lanka: 3.5 , Australia: 1.30
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
Australia holds the edge in the head-to-head record winning 62 of the 98 matches played between the two teams. On the other hand, Sri Lanka has won 32 while four matches have ended in no result.
As far as the recent form is concerned, Australia holds the upper hand winning the last five matches against the Sri Lankans.
Sri Lanka vs Australia 2nd ODI probable playing XI
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis (wicket-keeper), Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (captain), Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana
Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Lubuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wicket-keeper), Pat Cummins, Jhyle Richardson, Mitchell Swepson, Josh Hazlewood
Sri Lanka vs Australia 2nd ODI top picks
Sri Lanka: Wanindu Hasaranga will be a top pick for this match. The 24-year-old had a good outing in the first ODI, picking four wickets and also contributing with a valuable 19-ball 37 lower down the order. Hasaranga will look to emulate his performance in the upcoming ODI and help Sri Lanka level the series.
Australia: Glenn Maxwell will hold the key for Australia once again in this fixture. The all-rounder played a match-winning unbeaten 80 off 51 balls that helped Australia triumph in the first ODI. Australia will hope for another Maxwell show in the upcoming fixture.
Sri Lanka vs Australia 2nd ODI prediction
Australia will be the favourites once again after their match-winning effort in the first ODI match of the series. Aaron Finch and Co. have a good record at the Pallekele, with three wins from as many games.
However, Sri Lanka are a dangerous team at home and are capable of surprising the Aussies and levelling the series.
Sri Lanka vs Australia 2nd ODI playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 27°C
Wind: 8 km/h