Australia is way favourites in this match. They have a brilliant team. Despite losing to India, the way they tackled Pakistan was great. David Warner scored a century while Aaron Finch contributed 82. Aussies are doing good batting, bowling and fielding at the moment.
Sri Lanka has no depth in their batting order. Bowling department depends on Lasith Malinga, who is not the same now as he was some years ago. Nuwan Pradeep and Suranga Lakmal are not the kinds of bowlers to scare Australia. Spinners are not good enough.
I think David Warner and Steven Smith will again play well. Aaron Finch is in good form. Usman Khawaja and Glenn Maxwell are making runs. In bowling, Pat Cummins is bowling very well and Kane Richardson is also in good form. So, all in all, Australia are favourites and if they win this match, the door to semi-finals will open up for them.
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