If you are a cricket fan, it is hard to stay away from Test matches. As a player, it requires a deep understanding of the game and practise to be able to play test cricket. If you are fond of playing fantasy cricket, it is important for you to follow all the international cricket matches that are going on so that you do not miss out any chance of earning money. While you are following Indian matches, make sure that you do not skip the matches of any other country.
Team Sri Lanka will be on a tour of Australia and will be playing a practise match followed by two test matches in January 2019. The first test match will begin from January 24, 2019. Before you place any bets on this match or play fantasy cricket, here is the complete match preview and prediction.
|Match||Australia Vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Match|
|Time||9: 00 am IST|
|Date||January 24-28, 2019|
|Venue||The Gabba, Brisbane|
|Match days||24,25,26,27,28 January 2019 – day/night match (5-day match)|
|Series||Sri Lanka tour of Australia 2018/19|
|Match number||Test no. 2343|
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The pitch is an average scoring pitch. Thus, you should not expect an extremely high score from both the teams. The average score for the first innings is around 340, for second innings is around 320, for third innings is around 240 and for the last innings is around 160. Thus, the team who wins the toss is likely to opt for batting first.
Since the squads for both the teams have not been announced yet, it is hard to say which team has higher chances of winning.
As per the current ICC Test team rankings, there is not much difference between the positions of both the teams. The hosts are at the fifth position while the visitors are at the sixth position making it an interesting clash between the two sides.
It is important that you check out the result and performance of the players during the practise match. This will give you an idea of how the players are likely to perform in the game.
The performance of the players will depend on how they step on the field. Not just the actions, the frame of mind is also important. Since it is the home ground of Australians, they seem to be at a better position as compared to the visitors.