PAK vs SL Dream 11 Prediction: Best Dream11 team for today’s Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Match 11 | TSR helps you with Dream 11 for CWC 2019.
The 11th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between Australia and West Indies at the Bristol County Ground today. Both the teams lost brutally in their respective opening matches, both the teams bounced back with some praiseworthy Cricketing display in their previous matches against England and Pakistan respectively.
The pitch at Bristol is an absolute paradise for the batsmen. This is the same venue where West Indies registered a total of 421/9 in their 50 overs during their Warm-up match against New Zealand. New Zealand too, in reply posted 330/10 in as many overs.
But, here’s a problem, and a massive one. As per the latest update, there is a 100% chance of rain today at Bristol. Precipitation chances are 75% during the day time and 63% during the night. Thus, rain is definitely expected to play a spoilsport today. The pitch too remained under covers on the eve of the match.
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Thus, with chances of a rain-curtailed game to the fullest, it will be the top-order batsmen from both the teams who will play out the few overs during the entire match. Moreover, with the straight boundaries, relatively quite short, the batsmen will surely emerge as the heroes for their respective teams.
PAK vs SL Dream 11 Prediction
Wicket-keepers for PAK vs SL Dream 11
I have included a couple of wicket-keeper batsmen in my Dream11 fantasy squad for this match. Both of them belong to the same team- Sri Lanka. The reason for my picks are that both Kusal Parera and Kusal Mendis bat higher up the order.
Pakistan’s Sarfaraz Ahmed bats way too low down the order (at No.5 or 6). Thus, he will not be included in my team even with the slightest of possibilities. Kusal Parera was exceptional with the bat in the last match against Afghanistan with his 78 off 81 deliveries. Kusal Mendis is going through a lean patch, but a rain curtailed game possibility makes him a sure shot selection in my Playing 11.
Batsmen for PAK vs SL Dream 11
The batting lineup, as mentioned above would all comprise of the Top order, with the possibility of rain throughout the match.
My team’s batting unit would comprise of three batsmen- all of whom are likely to bat at positions ranging from No.1 to No.3. While it is the left-handed Lahiru Thirrimanne from Sri Lanka, the other two- Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam are from Pakistan.
With scores of 4 and 25 in the two World Cup matches so far, doesn’t inspire much confidence, but it is the rain factors that makes him my lucky entry in the Playing 11.
Babar Azam has been stupendous with the bat for quite some time now. He averaged more than 55 in the recently concluded series against England, despite Pakistan’s 0-4 series loss. He also garnered 63 useful runs in the previous match against England.
Fakhar Zaman on the other hand, averages 50.0 for Pakistan in 38 ODI innings. He too averaged a decent 40.0 in the recently concluded series against England, and becomes an automatic selection, courtesy a dearth of batting options in the Sri Lankan camp.
All-rounders for PAK vs SL Dream 11
In the 2 all-rounders of my team, Pakistan’s Mohammed Hafeez would walk into my Playing 11, simply because he bats up the order. Since Imad Wasim was not included in the previous match against England, chances are that he will not feature in tomorrow’s game as well. Hafeez is clearly in my team because of his batting higher up the order, and not because of his bowling (he might not even get to bowl) to be honest.
The other all-rounder in my team would be Thisara Parera. Although he bats lower down the order for Sri Lanka, a rain curtailed game with Duckworth- Lewis coming into play, Parera might well be promoted higher up the order today. He is also pretty handy with the ball during the death overs.
Bowlers for PAK vs SL Dream 11
With the batsmen likely to go big right from the start, in case of rain and a consequent reduction in the overs, the bowlers too would come into the picture, as chances of picking wickets in such a scenario increases manifold.
Of the 4 bowlers in my team, 3 are from the Pakistan team. The lone Sri Lankan bowler is the veteran fast bowler- Lasith Malinga. He bowled brilliantly in the previous match against Afghanistan and was instrumental while defending a low score on the board (187). He is also the one of the best death overs bowler in the World,and might come in handy with his yorkers while the batsmen are looking to attack.
Other two pacers are the experienced duo of Mohammed Amir and Wahab Riaz. The last-minute inclusions in the Pakistan squad have proved why they are still an asset for their team. Had both of them not featured in the eleven against the tournament favourites England, Pakistan might well have again failed to defend a total in excess of 340.
Both Amir and Wahab picked up 2 and 3 wickets respectively while defending 348 against a star-studded English batting order, who have literally chased almost everything that has been posted on the board off-late.
The fourth bowler in my team would be the Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan. He is the best spinner who would be featuring in today’s match. With the absence of any lethal bowler in the Sri Lankan camp, Shadab, with his leg-breaks is perhaps the only attacking option in the spin department. He walks in as the lone spinner in my team.
Lastly, the captain of my team today will be Sri Lanka’s wicket-keeper batsman Kusal Perara. The vice-captain would be Pakistan’s best batter presently- Babar Azam.