Sri Lanka vs Australia 5th ODI Prediction Reviews – 23 Jan 2013

Sri Lanka vs Australia 5th ODI Prediction Reviews 23 Jan Aus vs SL 5th ODI match prediction reviews results previews team squads updates toss reports full series scorecard analysis man of match, man of series awards winner and much more coverage here.The major query in the lead-up to the match surrounds the fitness of Australia’s captain Michael Clarke, who rolled his ankle at training on the day before the game. George Bailey stood in at the pre-match captain’s press conference and is likely to find himself filling in again at the toss. The probable loss of Clarke will weaken Australia’s batting even further, and again the pressure will be heavily on Warner to set the innings up. For Sri Lanka, more of the same from their bowlers, led by Nuwan Kulasekara and Lasith Malinga, will go a long way to making them the first team ever to beat Australia in bilateral one-day series in Australia.

David Hussey started the series well, with a fast unbeaten 60 at the MCG and then 29 at Adelaide Oval in an innings that ended only due to a run-out. But they was a victim of Sri Lanka’s outstanding swing bowling in the next games with single-figure scores and as the senior man in the middle order, the Australians will look to Hussey to provide a stabilising presence in Hobart, if Clarke does not play. Given that they was left out of the Twenty20 squad announced on Monday, Hussey would be keen to keep away from a hat-trick of low scores as the selectors start to think about the ODI squad that will take on West Indies next month.

In Sydney, Rangana Herath was preferred to Ajantha Mendis and bowled well in his first match of the series. Sri Lanka’s swing bowlers have been their key weapons historically games but the Hobart surface has tended to be on the slow side this summer, which might bring Herath’s spin in to the contest even more.

“I think if you are replacing Michael Clarke with somebody it is a step down, & that is no disrespect to whoever needs to replace him, but he is an impressive player,” Bailey said.

“Whenever you are losing the experience & calibre of player it is a challenge, which hopefully guys step up in to. That is what we are hoping.If Clarke is sidelined it will weaken Australia’s batting line-up significantly. Unless the selectors call in another batsman as cover, Glenn Maxwell & Moises Henriques would likely both play as batting allrounders at Nos.6 & 7.

“That’s what we have lacked in the last couple of games, is somebody stepping up as an individual or even in a batting partnership to fill the gaps that Michael Hussey leaving & Ricky Ponting leaving has created. With that comes immense opportunity.

Sri Lanka vs Australia 5th ODI Prediction Reviews - 23 Jan 2013

Sri Lanka vs Australia 5th ODI Prediction Reviews at Hobart

Sri Lanka vs Australia 5th ODI Match 2013
Sri Lanka Tour to Australia Series 2012-13
Date: Wednesday 23 January 2013 | 23-01-2013
Time: (14:20 local | 03:20 GMT | 08:20 PKT)
Venue:Belleriva OVal, Hubart

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Clarke’s ankle injury could force a change to the batting line-up. If Clarke is ruled out it will likely mean Glenn Maxwell and Moises Henriques will both play as allrounders at Nos.6 and 7, unless the selectors call up another batsman as cover. Sri Lanka dropped the out-of-form Upul Tharanga for the fourth match and included Dinesh Chandimal as wicketkeeper, leaving Kushal Perera in the side as a specialist batsman. They also preferred Rangana Herath’s spin to that of Ajantha Mendis, and there appears no reason to change the side for the fifth game.


Sri lanka team has showing the outstanding performance in the past matches, Sri Lanka won the 2nd ODI match by 8 wickets from the Australia that which was played on 13th January 2013, and also the 3rd ODI match has won by the 4 wickets from the Australia at Brisbane.Aussies will use full force for level series they have one chance for make it.Srilankaan team in full grip on this series they are also well form players so we hope all the best for Australia but SriLanka team win series win this match. who will win match and series lets watch results after the game.

Teams: both Srilanka and Australia final squads for 5th ODI match teams players list details here.

Australia Squad against SL for 5th ODI:

MJ Clarke*, GJ Bailey, JM Bird, XJ Doherty, MC Henriques, PJ Hughes, DJ Hussey, MG Johnson, CJ McKay, GJ Maxwell, MA Starc, MS Wade†, DA Warner

Sri Lanka Squad against Aus for 5th ODI:

DPMD Jyawardene*, AD Mathews, LD Chandimal†, A Dananjaya, TM Dilshan, RMS Eranga, HMRKB Herath, KMDN Kulasekara, RAS Lakmal, SL Malinga, BAW Mendis, BMAJ Mendis, MDKJ Perera, NLTC Perera, WU Tharanga, HDRL Thirimanne

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