Sri Lanka v Australia: 3rd ODI – Australian players to watch-out for

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Sri Lanka and Australia are set to walk into Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium today, August 16, to play the 3rd ODI of the ongoing bilateral series of five matches. The match will start on 9:00 GMT.
Before this, the Aussies defeated the in the first two ODIs, so they seem to be in great form and are keen to lead the series by winning today’s game.
On the other hand, the 3rd ODI is going to be a make-or-break game for the home team which have no more chance of mistake as today’s failure will write a series defeat in their records book.
As the match is scheduled to start after some hours, we present a brief analysis of the key Aussies players who are likely to make an impact today. are the Kangaroos who are supposed to give a tough time to the Lions.
Watson is an aggressive but meticulous opening batsman and struggles to save the wicket along with piling up runs lavishly. He plays clean drives and push shots. However, his fast play often turns to be his major weak point as he gets bowled while playing
on the front foot.
Watson’s 15 sixes in an ODI innings against at the start of this season are a glaring record in International cricket.
The 30-year-old right hander has been playing the 50-over game since 2002. He has played 135 ODIs, scoring 4049 with the help of 6 centuries and 24 fifties.
He is likely to perform confidently with the bat today.
Brad Haddin
Haddin loves to play lofted straight drives and strives to stabilize the innings. He has demonstrated good spirit in this series so far. His only weakness is playing aerial shots off spinners.
He opens the innings with Watson and adds match-winning runs. Being a wicketkeeper batsman, he knows some tactics that help the batters out before the stumps.
Haddin’s highest score in ODI format has been 110 so far. He has maintained an average of 32.64 throughout his 50-over career.
The 33-year-old made his ODI debut in 2001. He has played 87 One Day matches so far and made 2448 runs, which include 2 centuries and 15 fifties.
Haddin is likely to shine with the bat today against the Lankans.
Ricky Ponting
The former skipper looks to have regained his lost momentum in limited-over formats of the game. He had to hand over the captaincy baton to Cricket World Cup 2011.  
Ponting, who is batting at No.3 in this series, is a multi-talented legend who likes to play cover drives and pull shots. He poses to be the second highest scorer in Test cricket after India’s
The right hander’s 90-run not out knock was the only factor in the Kangaroos’ tremendous victory in the last ODI. He will be expected to replicate the same performance in today’s game as well.
The 36-year-old batsman has a vast ODI career, which spans over 16 years. He has 364 one day games to his credit with 13549 runs that are owed to 30 tons and 81 half centuries.
Michael Clarke is a calculated and reliable player whose rare bottom-hand technique is the strongest weapon that he often uses to get big scores. Being in good form during this series, he has contributed match-winning runs so far in the two matches. However, he often
fails to survive against fast-medium loose deliveries.
Clarke added 58 runs not out for the wining cause juxtapose with Ponting in the 2nd ODI. He is performing well both as a skipper and a batsman who bats at No 4.
The 30-year-old has been at the top of the game since last 30 years. In his 200 ODI games, he has 6420 runs with an excellent average of 45.53.
The captain is likely to lead from the front and claim the series by winning the match.
Brett Lee
Lee is the pace master of Australia. With his right-arm medium-fast bowling technique, he always succeeds in grabbing wickets at crucial times.
The pacer’s brace played a key role in his team’s success in the last game. The fast and furious bowler presents himself as a reliable attack leader who bowls with new ball and swings in both ways.
Lee made his ODI debut in 2000 against He has taken 352 one day wickets in his 199 ODI innings so far. His best figure has be 5 for 22 runs. Lee is likely to rip through the strong batting line-up of the rivals today.
Last Words
The above-mentioned players combine to be the revenue of Team Australia. They all possess good form in this series and have been performing nicely so far. If they flex their muscles and deliver to their best, the Aussies will be able to carry the series
tag at the end of the day.



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