SL vs SCO Dream 11 Team Prediction: After inclement weather saw the first match being abandoned, Scotland and Sri Lanka look to resume cricketing ties come Tuesday
Having lost 8 of their previous ODIs, the Sri Lankan cricket team couldn’t have found themselves in a more in a more malicious position ahead of the world cup. It’s a side that has completely collapsed ahead of the biggest event in world cricket, something that doesn’t bode well for the side who are about to get their group stage underway in the tournament.
Scotland Vs Sri Lanka Best Dream 11 Team
What the two match ODI series was set to offer to the Sri Lankan team was one last opportunity to work about their best combination for the upcoming world cup. However widespread rainfall in the first ODI squandered their chances of doing that. With inclement weather spoiling their chances of gathering some kind of momentum under their kitty, the Sri Lankan now move onto their final sojourn from the quadrennial event when they face Scotland on Tuesday.
Scotland meanwhile have their own points to prove ahead of the clash. They gave Afghanistan a real fight recently, losing by just the 2 runs in yet another rain marred encounter and in Sri Lanka they know they have an opponent who are at their weakest. Their batsmen Callum MacLeod had recently spoken about the country’s expansive ambitions of being classified as a test playing country and they’ll want to show why against Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka and Scotland will battle it out in a two-match ODI series as preparation for the World Cup at the Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh on May 18 and 21.
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The in game battles are what are poised to make this an intriguing affair. There’s way too much on offer for both the countries and expect neither of them to budge even the smallest of advantage to the other. If weather permits and we have a full match on our hands, we can easily see this being an encounter where the boundary is found at will.
Wicket-Keeper for SL vs SCO Dream 11
Scotland’s wicket-keeper and opener Cross has been in good touch off late, helping set the foundation for his side with dependable innings. We fully see him coming up with another good innings epically on a wicket where the average score is 290. Once the new ball is safely curtailed, the conditions can take hostile for bowlers in the due process.
Top-Order for SL vs SCO Dream 11
We are first going to select players from Scotland and its Calum MacLeod who’ll be our first pick. His 100 against Afghanistan the last time Scotland played an ODI took his side to a colossal 325-7 before they eventually went onto lose with DLS edging the encounter in Afghanistan’s favour after they got to 269-3 in 44.5 overs.
Accompanying him from Scotland will be captain Kyle Coetzer with us relying on Scotland’s top three to help us be among the runs for the day. George Munsey also makes a foray into our side especially with us not picking even a single all-rounder from their unit.
We’re picking two Sri Lankan players for this department with the first pick being that of Kusal Mendis. He’ll be accompanied by Thirimane with us fully envisioning Sri Lanka getting to a big score in this match and showing why they can mount a challenge in the world cup as well.
All-Rounders for SL vs SCO Dream 11
With 695 runs and 31 wickets in ODIs since 2018, Thisara Perera is our first pick for the match. He will once again be among both the runs and wickets in this encounter and it could be a performance that gives Sri Lanka a win on the day. The second pick from Sri Lanka’s side will be Isuru Udana, perhaps one player who has been dependable for the side in recent time.
In a Sri Lanka side that were thwarted with consummate ease and jolted by South Africa in a wipe out ODI series, Udana kept delivering and waging a long battle. We do see him getting another cameo here and getting a quick fire 30 runs in the death overs.
Bowlers for SL vs SCO Dream 11
The conditions will see the new ball nib around and smash at a stinging pace into the batsmen. The trajectory will be a travesty to play in the opening period especially with the shiny white ball getting more than its fair share of pace, swing and bounce on the surface.
Given the wet conditions and a high chance of rain hovering over us, picking new ball bowlers is a safe choice for the match and we are going to imbed them in our side. From Sri Lanka it will be Suranga Lakmal who we are going to select in our side.
Scotland will by no chance be giving this match up without a fight. And if they are to come out of this with a win, they’ll be needing Mark Watt and Bradley Wheal to come up with the goods on the day. We do see Scotland pushing Sri Lanka too close for comfort and these two are bowlers who can prove to be hostile for them to face.
Captain And Vice-Captain for SL vs SCO Dream 11
Thisara Perera will be the captain our side while from Scotland we are going to go with Callum MacLeod as the vice-captain.
Probable Playing XI
Matthew Cross (wk), Kyle Coetzer (c), Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask/Dylan Budge, George Munsey, Craig Wallace, Tom Sole, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, Alasdair Evans, Bradley Wheal
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera (wk), Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Jeffrey Vandersay, Suranga Lakmal
Scotland Vs Sri Lanka Two Match Series, Second ODI
Date And Time: 21st May Tuesday, 3:30pm
Where To Watch: Cricket Scotland’s YouTube- CricketScotlandTV