June 8, 2009

Australia vs Sri Lanka Twenty20 World 2009: Challenge for Australia to play in super eight

There are two important tournaments in England today. One is kicking off between Bangladesh and Ireland which is taking place at ICC World T20, 7th tournament of Group A and must win mach for Tigers at Nottingham. Ireland who won the toss and elected to bat first and the opposition has come to field for with making the batting side strong. For Ireland, it is very positive and comfortable weather but difficult for Bangladesh to suite. To reach the super eight there is no way of win for the both teams.


There will be another important clash between Australian and Sri Lanka at the end of the day. The limited over champions already have lost to West Indies and first battle for the Lankan teammates. The kick off time is scheduled to stat at 17:30 local time (16:30 GMT) and very tough time table for the Australian people.


Aussie’s wining records are not well at all from the last couple of tours observation even their last World championship in South Africa. Lankan wining rate is well stable than Australian and just one wins among the last five as well archiving three wins among the five match their position is very strong.


By being group champions, both the team played in the super eight matches but could not play in the final of the inaugural ceremony. But the other group mate, West Indies wiped out for the group round section. Lost to Bangladesh they had to stop dream to play in the super eight. But this year they got one win and hoping to play in the super eight but it is depending on for the next match along with other group mate.


In last world championship, Australia beat Sri Lanka by ten wickets. That was the qualified match for semi final. But this year, the situation is totally different but has some resemblance. This match may be the qualified match for the Aussies.


S R Clark’s aggressive bowling made breakthrough over the Sri Lankan batting and could not score more that 101 runs for 10 wickets and Lankan bowlers’ could not make any barrier over the Australian batsmen. When Muttiah Muralitharan was not present but this year he is one the squad and Aussies are not so strong team this year.


There are some key player in both teams who attended in Indian Premier league second season in South Africa especially A Symonds, B Lee and DA Warner. Similarly for the others, KC Sangakkara, M Muralitharan, and DPMD Jayawardene but ST Jayasuriya is one of the experiences men of the team.