Sri Lanka A will host Australia A in the second and final unofficial Test at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota starting on Tuesday, June 21. The match will start at 10:00 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Led by Marcus Harris, Australia A defeated Sri Lanka A by 68 runs in the first unofficial Test at the same venue to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
Electing to bat first, Australia A posted 379 in their first innings before bowling out Sri Lanka A for 274 in their first innings. Having conceded a 105 runs lead in the first innings, Sri Lanka A bounced back to bundle Australia to 212 in their second innings. Chasing a target of 317 in the fourth innings, Sri Lanka could only manage 249 as the visitors secured a convincing victory.
SL-A vs AU-A Dream11 prediction
Australia A will be brimming with confidence heading into the second unofficial Test against Sri Lanka A in Hambantota. Going by recent form, Australia A will start as favourites to clinch the series.
SL-A vs AU-A Dream11 team tips for 2nd unofficial Test
Top Tip: Best batter
Nic Maddinson was one of the standout batters for Australia A in the first unofficial Test. The 30-year-old southpaw scored 73 runs in the two innings, helping Australia A secure a dominant victory. Having accrued 100 fantasy points so far, Nic Maddinson will be a worthy fantasy pick for this clash.
Top tip: Best bowler
In the bowling department, Dilshan Madushanka was the wrecker-in-chief for Sri Lanka A. The young left-arm pacer picked four wickets for 62 runs in the first innings and added one more to his tally in the second innings. Madushanka has already accumulated 133 fantasy points and will be a great fantasy pick at 9 credits.
Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
As far as all-rounders are concerned, one must pick Australia A cricketer Aaron Hardie. The 23-year-old scored 64 runs and bagged three wickets in the first Test. Having already amassed 152 fantasy points, picking Aaron Hardie in the fantasy team is a no-brainer.
For the wicket-keeper spot, Australia A’s Josh Philippe will be the overwhelming choice over Lahiru Udara of Sri Lanka A. Apart from his wicket-keeping responsibilities, Philippe has been the highest run-getter in the series so far, scoring 163 runs in the two innings of the first Test. The Australia A wicket-keeper batter has already accrued 238 fantasy points - the most by any player involved in the series.
SL-A vs AU-A probable playing XI
SL-A playing XI (probable): Pabasara Waduge, Minod Bhanuka, Kamindu Mendis (captain), Nuwanidu Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lahiru Udara (wicket-keeper), Suminda Lakshan, Lakshitha Manasinghe, Nisala Tharaka, Prabath Jayasuriya, Dilshan Madushanka
AU-A playing XI (probable): Matt Renshaw, Marcus Harris (captain), Henry Hunt, Travis Head, Nic Maddinson, Josh Philippe (wicket-keeper), Aaron Hardie, Nathan McAndrew, Mark Steketee, Todd Murphy, Matthew Kuhnemann
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