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Cricket World Twenty20, Group C, Trent Bridge 17.30
Australia where not expecting to find themselves in this position going into their final group game of this cricket world cup. They got a good thrashing from West Indies – Chris Gayle in particular – in their opening group match and now need to get a win against a dangerous Sri Lanka outfit to have any chance of progressing to the Super Eight’s.
On the team news front, the Aussie think tank seem to have a dilemma with Brett Lee who looked badly out of sorts during Saturday’s game. Peter Siddle and Nathan Hauritz will be pushing for a start, perhaps meaning no room for Brett Lee – can’t see there being any sentiment for the loyal Lee when it comes to the Aussie selection.
Sri Lanka know a win today will put them through to the Super Eight’s with a game to spare and send the dangerous Aussie’s home – not far behind Symonds. They didn’t set the world on fire in their warm up matches, losing to South Africa and beating Bangladesh.
In Sanath Jayasuriya they have a player who could possibly replicate Chris Gayle’s performance, and against a fired up Aussie team you would have to think it will take performances of that kind of stature for the Sri Lankans to pull off a victory.
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