The 14th encounter of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is set to feature a clash between Australia and Sri Lanka at Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium.
Both teams have faced a discouraging start in the tournament, suffering defeats in their previous two games by significant margins.
Australia encountered losses against India and South Africa, while Sri Lanka were defeated by South Africa and Pakistan.
In the upcoming match, one of the two teams is certain to secure their first points in the tournament standings.
ODI Stats and Records at Ekana Cricket Stadium
Total matches: 10
Matches won batting first: 3
Matches won bowling first: 7
Average first Innings scores: 228
Average second Innings scores: 202
Highest total recorded: 311/7 (50 Overs) by South Africa vs Australia
Lowest total recorded: 157/10 (41 Overs) by South Africa Women vs India Women
Highest score chased: 269/3 (48.4 Overs) by South Africa Women vs India Women
Lowest score defended: 248/5 (50 Overs) by India Women vs South Africa Women
Ekana Cricket Stadium Pitch Report
In the brief record of one-day cricket matches at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow, the contribution of spin bowlers has been significant in determining the match’s result. Moreover, the pitch is inclined towards favouring teams batting second, making run chases relatively achievable. With an average first-innings score of 228 and an average second-innings total of 208 in ODIs at this venue, team winning the toss may look to set or pursue target in a game where the success largely hinges on the performance of spin bowlers.
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Lucknow Weather forecast
Lucknow is preparing to host the Australia vs Sri Lanka match under an overcast sky with a 20% chance of precipitation. Thankfully, the weather outlook indicates minimal prospects of rain, ensuring an auspicious day for cricket fans. Anticipated humidity levels are around 50%, infusing a hint of moisture into the atmosphere, while the wind is projected to blow gently at a speed of 10 kilometres per hour.
AUS vs SL, probable playing XI
Australia: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (c), Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka
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The 14th encounter of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is set to feature a clash between Australia and Sri Lanka at Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium. Both teams have faced a discouraging start in the tournament, suffering defeats in their previous two games by significant margins. Australia encountered losses against India and South Africa, while Sri…