Scotland Vs Sri Lanka First ODI Best Dream 11 Team: Two match series set to see Sri Lanka get some practice on conditions akin to England before the world cup
In its ever growing quest to establish itself as a forefront cricket playing country, Scotland continue their cricket summer by taking on Sri Lanka for a two match ODI series. It’s a series that hold massive ramifications, albeit contrasting ones for both the countries. While Sri Lanka will be looking to familiarise themselves with the conditions akin to the ones they’ll be finding in England, Scotland elsewhere will be looking to incur an upset at the international stage.
Scotland Vs Sri Lanka First ODI Best Dream 11 Team
The recent solitary ODI that Scotland and Afghanistan indulged in the country reinstate the fact that the upcoming match is slated to be a run feat. The pitches will play extremely flat, worked out to provide absolutely nothing in it for the bowlers. In recent times, while Scotland have managed to come up with the runs, it’s the bowling department that has faltered massively for them and Sri Lanka will be looking to capitalising on their abject unit.
Sri Lanka will also be looking at this series as a way of getting their season back to winning ways. They last played an international match two months back where they were decimated by South Africa. They had lost 3-0 in the T20 and 5-0 in the ODI series respectively, two series that had pummelled their stature in the cricketing arena.
Ahead of the encounter, we take a look at both the sides and divulge you into the best Dream 11 side to venture into the encounter. We are expecting Sri Lanka to heavily dominate the encounter, decimating Scotland’s bowlers and that sees us go in with a 7 man pick from their side.
Wicket-Keeper for Dream 11 Team
It’s such an obvious choice for this department. Scotland’s wicket-keeper and opener Cross has been in good touch off late, helping set the foundation for his side with dependable innings. With us going in with just 4 players from Scotland for this, we is one pick who we defiantly want to have for the encounter.
Top-Order for Dream 11 Team
We continue picking off Scotland’s players in this department and last times centurion against Afghanistan Calum MacLeod will our undoubtable pick. He’s an exquisite player of the cricket ball, showing composure and the awareness of when to up the scoring perfectly and coming in at number 3 will see him get the requisite time to build out the platform for his side. He’ll be accompanied by captain Kyle Coetzer with us relying on Scotland’s top three to help us be among the runs for the day.
We’re picking a trio of Sri Lankan players for this department with the first pick being that of Kusal Mendis. He’ll be accompanied by opener Avishka Fernando ad Thirimanne with us fully envisioning Sri Lanka peeling off the runs especially if they get a chance to bat first.
All-Rounders for Dream 11 Team
Isuru Udana was the only player who was constantly among the runs when South Africa played Sri Lanka in the ODI series. In a woeful and diabolic showing by the top-order, Udana came in at number 5 or 6 and always got a steady 30 runs and this sees us pick him for this match as well. Silva is the other selection from their side by us with him likely to get runs especially if he comes out to open.
Bowlers for Dream 11 Team
Brad Wheal was handed over the new ball the previous time around and we expect the specialist and exceptional pacer to be bowled out. Such is the reliance his side hold on him that his 10 overs could see him get a wicket and he completes our pick from Scotland.
We are opting to take a partnership of Sri Lanka for this clash with Scotland bound to lose wickets especially in the death overs when they’ll be looking to lash out at every ball. This equation in place sees us goes with Suraj Akmal and Jeevan Mendis, two bowlers who can easily make the most out of an inexperienced Scotland batting unit who are known to crack under pressure.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Both the picks are from Sri Lanka for this and both are batsmen. Avishka Fernando will be our captain with Kusal Mendis the vice-captain.
Two Match ODI Series, Scotland Vs Sri Lanka First ODI
Date And Time: 18th May, 3:30pm
Where To Watch: Scotland Cricket YouTube: CricketScotlandTV
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