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ODI World Cup 2023 Match Prediction: Australia vs Sri Lanka 16 October: Who Will Win? 

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It’s time to make an Australia vs Sri Lanka match prediction. The sides are set to meet in an ICC World Cup encounter in Lucknow on 16 October. A strong Australian batting line up will be up against a spin-heavy Sri Lankan bowling arsenal. On a wicket that could provide help to bowlers, the game promises to be a thriller.

Australia vs Sri Lanka Match Info

Match:Match 14, ODI World Cup 2023
Date:16 October 2023 (14:00 IST)
Venue:Ekana Stadium, Lucknow
Where to watch:Star Sports

Weather and Pitch Report

The weather in Lucknow will be hot and sunny on 16 October. The daytime temperature will be 38 degrees Celsius. However, it will be much cooler at 21 degrees in the night. On a cloudless day, rain will stay away.

The Ekana Stadium wicket provides some assistance to bowlers. Spinners and seamers alike will enjoy bowling here. However, batting will get easier for batsmen after they have spent time in the middle.

Match Prediction Australia vs Sri Lanka

Australia vs Sri Lanka Today Prediction: Australia to Win

In the absence of the injury hit pair of Travis Head and Agar, Australia have had to make some tough calls. They kept Head in the World Cup squad though the in-form batter is unlikely to play for a few weeks. Meanwhile, Labuschagne found himself inducted into the team. Fortunately for the Aussies, Maxwell was effective with his spin bowling in the warm up games. So, Maxwell is likely to be Adam Zampa’s spin partner and could bowl 10 overs in every match.

Even without Head, Australia’s batting is impressive. Marsh, Warner, Smith, Labuschagne, Maxwell, Carey and Greene could prove a handful for any rival attack. Starc and Cummins can also wield a mean bat. Furthermore, the likes of Starc, Ellis and Cummins are accomplished seamers. All in all, the Australian team has enviable balance.

By contrast, Sri Lanka are a spin-heavy bowling side. The batting, apart from Mendis and Asalanka, is a bit fragile. That said, the spinners – Theekshana, Wellalage and De Silva – could deliver the goods on Indian tracks. Among the seamers, Pathirana is familiar with Indian wicket conditions, thanks to his IPL experience with CSK.

However, Sri Lanka’s batting woes could hand the game to Australia. Pat Cummins’ wards could prove too strong for Sri Lanka in the World Cup match in Lucknow on 16 October.

Today Match Toss Prediction Astrology

My best toss prediction veers towards Sri Lanka. Thus, my today World Cup toss prediction foresees Dasun Shanaka winning the toss.

Cricket World Cup Match Prediction 2023 Today Match Astrology

My today cricket world cup match prediction, however, forecasts that Australia will prevail over Sri Lanka. My match prediction 100 sure is an outcome in favour of Australia on 16 October.

Australia vs Sri Lanka Win Probability

Going by bookies’ odds, Australia enjoy a probability percentage of 50.

Probable XIs Playing

I foresee the following probable elevens representing Australia and Sri Lanka respectively in their match on 16 October.


Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, Smith, Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Greene, Alex Carey, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Ellis.

Sri Lanka

Nissanka, Perera, Kusal Mendis, Samarawickrama, Charitha Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Wellalage, Pathirana, Theekshana, Madushan, De Silva

Today Cricket World Cup Match Dream 11 Team

Next, I must decide on my today ICC cricket world cup match prediction dream 11. My ICC World Cup dream 11 prediction features these players:

Warner, Mendis, Marsh, Asalanka, Maxwell, Greene (C), Samarawickrama, Theekshana, Pathirana, Carey (VC), Starc.

Australia vs Sri Lanka ODI World Cup Match Odds

Bookmakers back Australia with odds of 1.57 to win the game. By contrast, bookies quote odds of 2.41 on Sri Lanka.

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Probable Best Batter

I predict that Australian opener Mitchell Marsh will make the highest score in his side’s match versus Sri Lanka.

Probable Best Bowler

Australia’s left arm seamer Mitchell Starc will be the best bowler with the most wickets in the match.

Our Match Betting Tip Today

Australia to win…I requestreaders to arrive at independent and rational wagering decisions based on the several points I have discussed.