Sri Lanka have been in typically good form with the bat so far in the World Cup. The Australian bowling attack will need to replicate their impressive displays against England and New Zealand, while the batsmen are under pressure to match the run rate of their free scoring opponents. Australia will go into the match on the back of a Crick World Cup record innings against Afghanistan.
In particular a battle between Kumar Sangakkara and Mitchell Starc could prove to be a highlight. Sangakkara has hit two centuries already for Sri Lanka in the tournament, while Starc has become Australia’s key fast bowler – confirming his status with a six wicket haul against the Kiwi’s.
2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, match 32 (Pool A)