Australia will have fond memories of the last time they played against Sri Lanka in Barbados. That was in the 2007 World Cup final when they won a third limited overs trophy. Sri Lanka's memories are not as fond, neither are the organisers', as the match ended in darkness. Surprisingly, Sri Lanka have retained more players from that day in today's team ? six compared to the Aussies four. The circumstances are now totally different. While both go into the match with similar form to the one they showed in 2007, this is merely a group stage game.
The winner will probably have done enough to qualify for the semis while the loser will still have a chance to advance in the final group stage match.Australia are the form team going into this clash, having won all of their three matches. They look the world beaters we've always known them to be and one can't help but feel that they are simply going through the motions on their way to yet another trophy. After making mince meat of India, their confidence must be at an all time high.David Warner and Shane Watson are slowly establishing themselves as the best opening combination in the tournament.
In Image: Sri Lanka's Chamara Kapugedara, Thissara Perera, center, and Angelo Mathews celebrate the dismissal of West Indies' captain Chris Gayle, unseen, during their Twenty20 Cricket World Cup match in Bridgetown.