Former India player turned veteran commentator Aakash Chopra feels that the Sri Lankan batters will be troubled with bouncers by the Australian bowlers in their T20 World Cup 2022 Group 1 Super 12 match as well. They will lock horns at the Optus Stadium in Perth in the only match scheduled for Tuesday, October 25 as well.
In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra predicted that Sri Lanka will be confronted with some deadly bowling attack.
He said: “I feel at least two batters will get dismissed by bouncers. They will be scared and threatened slightly with bouncers. It is the ground in Perth. Fast bowlers will dominate here. They will be absolutely outstanding. Starc will just crank it up. Hazlewood and Starc will together pick up four or more wickets. Actually, Cummins might also have one or two wickets in his account.”
However, Australia are currently placed last in the Group 1 points table, with no points and a negative net run rate of 4.45 as well. They might have to win all their remaining games convincingly to stand a chance of qualifying for the semi-finals as well. Aakash Chopra also stated that the surface in Western Australia is going to be the most seamer-friendly pitch seen in the tournament.
“It will be the Perth ground, extremely spicy pitch, and Sri Lanka in front of Australia. Sri Lanka won their first match but it was in Hobart against Ireland. Here a hurt Australia will be in front of them, the fresh wounds will be seen. Sri Lanka beware because the Kangaroos are ready to jump. When Australia will come on this spicy Perth pitch, I feel there will be a different thrill in this match. This is the grandad of all pitches being used in this tournament. We have neither seen so much pace and bounce in this World Cup nor will we see it anywhere,” Aakash Chopra concluded.