How to watch Australia vs Sri Lanka T20 World Cup live online
Australia got off to a winning start in the T20 World Cup, but it doesn't get any easier as they take on Sri Lanka next up.
Australia's lead-up form had been average coming into this World Cup, but they found some rhythm in a solid victory over South Africa in their opening group match.
A strong bowling performance restricted South Africa to 9/118 and, despite a few jitters with the bat, they got home by 5 wickets with 2 balls to spare.
Sri Lanka opened their campaign with an impressive run chase against Bangladesh in one of the best games of the tournament so far. Sri Lanka ran down a target of 172 with 8 balls to spare thanks largely to 80 not out by Charith Asalanka.
When is Australia vs Sri Lanka T20 World Cup clash?
The match is scheduled to begin at 1am AEDT on Friday 29 October in Dubai.
How to watch Australia vs Sri Lanka
In Australia, the home of the T20 World Cup is Fox Cricket. That means you have a range of options for tuning in, including Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports. We have a complete viewing guide to the T20 World Cup for you.
Watch Australia vs Sri Lanka on Kayo Sports
Every match of this year's T20 World Cup is live on Kayo Sport. If you haven't tested it out yet, you can access a 14-day free trial to take it all for a spin.
After the trial, subscriptions for Kayo are $25 per month for the Basic option, where you can watch games on 2 screens or devices. The Premium option is $10 more per month and gives you 3 screens.
On top of the men's T20 World Cup, Kayo has every Australian Test match, all of the WBBL live and a host of ODI and T20I competitions. And it's not just cricket, Kayo also has access to more than 50 sports.
Kayo has a number of special features, such as Kayo Minis, which will be available throughout the tournament. Shortly after matches have completed, you can watch a short version. Other features include SplitView, Interactive Stats and a Key Moments Timeline. We have a full review of Kayo Sports for you.
Kayo is compatible with Android, iOS, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Android TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later), Sony Bravia TVs, Mac and PC as well as Chromecast or AirPlay.
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Who will win Australia vs Sri Lanka?
Australia looked sharp with the ball against South Africa, but still have issues with the bat, especially at the top with Dave Warner producing just 17 runs across his last 5 T20 innings.
He struck 3 early boundaries on his way to 14 against South Africa and that might be the sign the wheel is turning for him.
Maxwell, Smith and Stoinis look in good touch but you feel Australia's ability to restrict with the ball is more likely to win them matches at the moment.
Sri Lanka's relative inexperience meant they weren't highly fancied coming into this tournament but they have a habit of producing great runs in World Cups.
Whoever wins this contest will be a strong chance to progress to a semi-final. There is little to go off in the head-to-head battle as they are an even 8 wins each from 16 T20 clashes.
The tournament so far suggests chasing has been the better path to victory in matches on this pitch in Dubai. But we think Australia might have enough weapons with the ball to go 2 from 2 after this clash.
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