2019 South Asian Games, Men’s Cricket: Gold Medal Match, Bangladesh Under-23s vs Sri Lanka Under-23s: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Soumya Sarkar has aggregated 102 runs with help of a fifty in 3 matches and also claimed 4 wickets.
Updated - Dec 9, 2019 8:50 am
The Gold Medal Match of Men’s Cricket in the 2019 South Asian Games will be played between Bangladesh Under-23s and Sri Lanka Under-23s at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur.
The match starts at 1:15 PM local time (7:15 AM GMT) (12:45 PM IST).
The Men’s Cricket event of the 2019 South Asian Games will conclude on Monday when Sri Lanka U23s clash against Bangladesh U23s. The Lankan team finished as the table topper as they chased down the target of 151 with 23 balls to spare against Bangladesh team in the last league match. Bangladesh resting their big stars could be one of the reasons for this result. They will be hoping to bounce back in the final which will be Gold Medal Match. The corresponding Bangladesh Women U23s won the Gold Medal in the Women’s event as they defeated Sri Lankan team by a narrow margin.
The University Ground in Kirtipur is forecasted to be under clear skies during the Gold Medal match.
The average scores in the 2019 SAG Men’s cricket hardly explain how the pitches have behaved due to the difference in quality between the teams. Since Bangladesh and Sri Lankan teams are on the same level, we could see a high-scoring thriller. Spinners are likely to have an upper hand in the second half of the chase.
Injury and Availability:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Naim Sheikh, Soumya Sarkar, Nazmul Hossain Shanto (C), Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Zakir Hasan (WK), Sumon Khan, Mahidul Islam Bhuiyan Ankon (WK), Tanvir Islam, Syed Minhajul Abedin Afridi, Hasan Mahmud.
Bench – Mahadi Hasan, Mohammed Saif Hasan, Manik Khan, Mehedi Hasan Rana.
Sri Lanka Under-23s:
Pathum Nissanka, Nishan Madushka (WK), Kamindu Mendis, Ashen Bandara, Sammu Ashan, Charith Asalanka (C), Duvindu Tillekaratne, Jehan Daniel, Kanishka Anjula, Sachindu Colombage, Asitha Fernando.
Bench – Kalana Perera, Hasitha Boyagoda, Vishwa Chathuranga.
Soumya Sarkar has aggregated 102 runs with help of a fifty in 3 matches and also claimed 4 wickets. Tanvir Islam has 8 wickets to his name in 4 matches with help of a 5-wicket haul. Pathum Nissanka has two half-centuries in the tournament and is currently the 2nd highest run-getter. Kamindu Mendis picked up 4 wickets in three matches he played and scored 130 in those with help of an unbeaten century.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Soumya Sarkar, Pathum Nissanka, Kamindu Mendis
Vice-Captain – Naim Sheikh, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Nishan Madushka
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Nishan Madushka
Batters – Soumya Sarkar (C), Pathum Nissanka (VC), Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Sammu Ashan
All-Rounders – Kamindu Mendis, Jehan Daniel, Afif Hossain Dhrubo
Bowlers – Tanvir Islam, Syed Minhajul Abedin Afridi, Asitha Fernando
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Nishan Madushka
Batters – Soumya Sarkar (VC), Ashen Bandara, Naim Sheikh, Pathum Nissanka
All-Rounders – Charith Asalanka, Kamindu Mendis (C), Afif Hossain Dhrubo
Bowlers – Tanvir Islam, Asitha Fernando, Sumon Khan
Both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka fielded different set of players in the last league match. However, the game on Monday is the finale and both the teams are expected to field their best players.
Sri Lanka Under-23s are expected to extend their winning streak to three matches.