IN-A vs SL-A Dream 11 Team: With the fourth match being abandoned, Sri Lanka manage to stay alive ahead of the culminating encounter of the series
India A Vs Sri Lanka A Fifth One Day Best Dream 11 Team
What looked like the end of Sri Lanka’s sojourn after a rampant Indian side had taken a compelling 2-0 lead in the series, the way the last two matches have traversed have brought Sri Lanka back into the series. Pulling one back with a huge win in the third match, Sri Lanka were saved after India piled on a momentous target in the fourth match with incessant rain leaving us with a curtailed encounter.
What the truncated encounter did to Sri Lanka is keep them alive in the series. Heading into the fifth and concluding one day of the series on Saturday, they know they can manage to come out of the series with a draw now. India currently lead 2-1 and have looked far the better side on most occasions but in the game of cricket, all it takes is one match of brilliance from the opposition to undo all your draining efforts.
The fourth one day was reduced to a 22 over encounter with India batting first and pilling on a humongous 208-4 with stellar innings from Ruturaj Gaikwad and Anmolpreet Singh. In reply Sri Lanka found themselves at 10-1 after the 2 overs before murky weather conditions prevailed to see the match be brought to an inconclusive end.
With India reverting to type and brining back all their main players for the last match, the batting was quick to stamp its authority once again. The top-order was a delight to watch, opening its arms to play an expansive range of strokeplay that left Sri Lanka pummelled and pondering over how to restrict India A’s batsmen.
We see this encounter being another high scoring one with India not hesitating to make the most of a Sri Lankan attack which at best can only be described as lacklustre. However, with Sri Lanka proving themselves to be an effective batting unit in the third contest, this match could end up unravelling as an edge of the seat thriller. Overall, India are just too strong and well versed a unit and should win this and seal the series 3-1 in their name.
Wicket-Keeper for IN-A vs SL-A Dream 11
He was sent back packing for a diamond 0 the last time around but the possibility of Kishan faltering twice on the bounce are extremely low. We expect him to be among the runs this time around and are going to pick him up for the match.
Batsmen for IN-A vs SL-A Dream 11
We’ll begin with Ruturaj Gaikwad, a player who deserves to be coveted with the man of the series award. He’s a consistent basis delivered with the bat each and every time he’s been asked to by his side and it’s become regulation to see him amass a bagful of runs now. We have decided to pick up the full slot of 6 batsmen for this particular encounter and India heavily dominate with Gill, Anmolpreet Singh and Prashant Chopra all coming in for us.
The two names for Sri Lanka find their place in our side as well in the form of Jayasuriya and Shanka, two players who have an affinity to see past the affliction of the rest of their counterparts.
All-Rounders for IN-A vs SL-A Dream 11
It’s going to be the singular player for us over here in the form of Shivam from India. No one else from either unit has impressed in the series and we don’t see the narrative changing either.
Bowlers for IN-A vs SL-A Dream 11
Given how much India like playing around with their bowlers, especially the spinners, we have decided to play it safe here and pick out the lone pacer from the hosts with Sandeep Warrier coming in.
For the first time ever this series, Sri Lanka’s bowlers outweigh India’s only due to the fact that they might get wickets as India look to up the ante towards the end of their innings. The frantic nature of India’s batsmen could see Kumara and Karunaratne among the scalps for our Dream 11 side.
Captain And Vice-Captain
The same as last time around with Ruturaj Gaikwad remaining our captain while we stick with Gill for the vice-captain’s slot.
India A Vs Sri Lanka A Five Match One Day Series
Match: India A Vs Sri Lanka A
Date And Time: 15th June, Saturday- 9:30am IST