Both teams have four points each, but Sri Lankans have lost one of their three games, to Pakistan, while Australia has played only two. Sri Lanka has a higher net run rate of 2.663. Australia has 1.813.
These two teams were the finalists in 2007 World Cup, but much has been changed since then, for better for Sri Lanka and for worse for Australia. While the defending champions have lost most of those who won them the previous competition, the runners up have found many young match-winning players over the last four years.