Emerging Asia Cup, 1st Match: SL-ET vs OMN-ET: Dream11 Fantasy Tips

ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup, 2019: Match 1, Group A, Sri Lanka Emerging Team vs Oman Emerging Team: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Kamindu Mendis will be a safe option as captain or vice-captain given the chances of him batting up the order.

Kamindu Mendis
Kamindu Mendis of Sri Lanka U19 team. (Photo by Pal Pillai/Getty Images for Nissan)

Match Details:

The 1st match in Group A of the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2019 will be played between Sri Lanka Emerging Team and Oman Emerging Team at the Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium Academy Ground in Cox’s Bazar.

The match starts at 9:00 AM local time (3:00 AM GMT) (8:30 AM IST).


Sri Lanka, the defending champions of the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup, will start their campaign on Thursday when they face Oman in the Group A fixture. The SKICS Academy Ground in Cox’s Bazar will host this match. The Sri Lankan Emerging Team is led by Charith Asalanka and has the likes of Kamindu Mendis, Pathum Nissanka and Amila Aponso in their ranks. On the other hand, the Oman Emerging team is led by Amir Kaleem. The Oman team has rested some of their senior members who were part of the ICC T20 CWC Qualifiers played until the start of this month.

Weather Condition/Report:

The venue is expected to face no threat from the rain but showers in the morning could cause a delayed start.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Academy ground in Cox’s Bazar hasn’t been a high-scoring one as the average first innings total reads only 190 in the List A matches here. Hence, the chasing teams enjoy a good amount of success at this venue. Only once a team batting first posted 250+ here and it is the only time the chasing team lost here.

Average first innings score: 190 (Unaffected List A matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 1

Injury and Availability:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Sri Lanka Emerging Team:

Pathum Nissanka, Hasitha Boyagoda, Charith Asalanka (C), Kamindu Mendis, Minod Bhanuka, Sammu Ashan, Nishan Madushka, Jehan Daniel, Asitha Fernando, Shiran Fernando, Amila Aponso

Bench – Ashen Bandara, Kalana Perera, Sachindu Colombage, Ramesh Mendis.

Oman Emerging Team:

Aqib Ilyas, Jatinder Singh, Khurram Nawaz Khan, Amir Kaleem (C), Suraj Kumar, Sandeep Goud, Muhammed Nadeem, Ahmed Fayyaz Butt, Mehran Khan, Jay Odedra, Kaleemullah.

Bench – Sanuth Ebrahim, Gopendra Bohra, Muhammed Naseem, Badal Singh.

Top Picks:

The Sri Lankan skipper Charith Asalanka has good numbers with both bat and ball in One-Day format. Pathum Nissanka has done well for Sri Lanka age group teams. Aqib Ilyas is quite consistent in 50-overs cricket with the bat. His success with the ball in the Qualifiers will give him the confidence to bowl more. Shiran Fernando picked up seven wickets in three unofficial ODIs against Bangladesh A team last month including a 4-fer.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Charith Asalanka, Kamindu Mendis, Aqib Ilyas

Vice-Captain – Pathum Nissanka, Amir Kaleem, Khurram Nawaz Khan

Kamindu Mendis will be a safe option as captain or vice-captain given the chances of him batting up the order.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Nishan Madushka

BattersAqib Ilyas (C), Jatinder Singh, Pathum Nissanka

All-RoundersCharith Asalanka (VC), Kamindu Mendis, Amir Kaleem

Bowlers – Muhammed Nadeem, Ahmed Fayyaz Butt, Shiran Fernando, Amila Aponso

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Suraj Kumar

Batters – Sandeep Goud, Aqib Ilyas, Pathum Nissanka, Sammu Ashan

All-Rounders – Charith Asalanka, Kamindu Mendis (C), Amir Kaleem (VC)

Bowlers – Ahmed Fayyaz Butt, Kaleemullah, Shiran Fernando


Expert Advice:

Khurram Nawaz Khan is an experienced player in the Oman line-up and is picked by a high % of fantasy teams. However, his recent form with the bat doesn’t make case for picking him in the fantasy XI.

Probable Winners:

Sri Lanka Emerging Team is expected to start the tournament with a big win.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.