ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: 8th Warm-up match, England vs Sri Lanka: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: 8th Warm-up match, England vs Sri Lanka: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Heather Knight is in red-hot form with the bat and ball. She will be an obvious pick for any fantasy side. She did impressively well in the recently concluded Tri-nation series.

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Heather Knight. (Photo by Tracey Nearmy/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 8th warm-up match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 will be played between England Women and Sri Lanka Women at Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide in South Australia.

The match starts at 2:30 AM local time (9:30 AM IST) (4:00 AM GMT)

Preview:

England Women got off to a great start as they give some convincing performance in their first practice game against New Zealand. Now, they would be eager to come out with their perfect XI in order to register an amazing win against Sri Lanka Women to gain much-needed momentum going into the World Cup. They look equipped with all their players performing in top-notch form just ahead of the mega event.

Sri Lanka Women lost their first practice game against South Africa Women by a margin of 41 runs. It is expected that they might have learnt from the previous game mistakes and now they will come up with some strong effort on the back of the performances of their players. This would, however, be their last opportunity to tune up their side by giving final tuning to their weak links ahead of the mega event. However, England looks quite favourites to win the practice match as far as their form is concerned.


Weather Condition/Report:

The weather will be perfectly fine for a cricket match on Tuesday. The Sun can shine giving some fight to the clouds during the day. On the other hand, the wind will be blowing at a rate of 28 to 39 km/hr whereas the temperature will deviate between 14 and 22 Degree Celcius throughout the day according to Accuweather.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The track at Karen Rolton Oval has hosted two warm-up games in which the sides have managed to go past 130+runs on the majority occasions. However, the fast bowlers have always got some assistance from the wicket throughout the game. The fans can get to watch some interesting battle between bat and ball in the upcoming match between England and Thailand.

Average first innings score: 152 (Warm-up games played at this venue)

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

Team News:

(Will update if there is any news)


Squads for the Women’s T20 CWC:

England Women:

Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophie Ecclestone, Georgia Elwiss, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones (wk), Heather Knight (capt), Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole (vice-capt), Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield, Danni Wyatt.

Sri Lanka Women:

Chamari Atapattu (C), Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Ama Kanchana, Hansima Karunaratne, Achini Kulasuriya, Sugandika Kumari, Harshitha Madavi (VC), Dilani Manodara, Hasini Perera, Udeshika Probodhani, Sathya Sandeepani, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Shashikala Siriwardene, Umesha Thimashini, Oshada Ranasinghe.


Top Picks:

Heather Knight is scintillating form with the bat and ball. She will be an obvious pick for any fantasy side. She did impressively well in the recently concluded Tri-nation series. Natalie Sciver will also play an important role in the Dream11 fantasy team. From Sri Lanka dugout, the user can go with Chamari Atapattu and Shashikala Siriwardene in their fantasy team for the match between England and Sri Lanka.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Danielle Wyatt, Amy Jones, Heather Knight

Vice-Captain – Chamari Atapattu, Katherine Brunt, Shashikala Siriwardene


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Amy Jones

Batters – Heather Knight (C), Danielle Wyatt, Ama Kanchana, Harshitha Madavi

All-Rounders – Katherine Brunt, Shashikala Siriwardene, Chamari Atapattu (VC)

Bowlers – Anya Shrubsole, Sugandika Kumari, Udeshika Probodhani

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Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Amy Jones (C), Anushka Sanjeewani

Batters – Heather Knight, Danielle Wyatt, Ama Kanchana, Fran Wilson

All-Rounders – Katherine Brunt (VC), Kavisha Dilhari

Bowlers – Anya Shrubsole, Sarah Glenn, Udeshika Probodhani

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Expert Advice:

As it is going to be a warm-up game between England Women and Sri Lanka Women, so both the teams can use XI players each in every respective departments. Hence, one should go with a balanced side with a handful of top-order batsmen in their Dream11 Fantasy side.

Probable Winners:

England Women are expected to win this match even if they rest a few big names.

*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.