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ICC World Cup 2019: Match 11, Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Kusal Mendis could be a decent bet as captain in Grand Leagues as not many will pick him in the team.

Nuwan Pradeep
Nuwan Pradeep. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka have registered stunning victories after being blown away in their respective opening matches. While the Men in Green have gone past England in a high-scoring encounter, Sri Lanka defended 186 runs against Afghanistan courtesy the former’s pacers. This World Cup is all about consistency which is what these two teams have been lacking in a couple of years.

They will lock horns at the County Ground in Bristol on Friday where Australia defeated Afghanistan easily. Last time, when these two sides met in England, it was a virtual knockout game in the Champions Trophy and Pakistan had kept their nerves in a close encounter. As far as the team combinations are concerned, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Dimuth Karunaratne are unlikely to make any changes depending upon the conditions and the player getting injured.

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Match Details

The 11th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the County Ground in Bristol.

The match starts at 10:30 AM local time (09:30 AM GMT) (3:00 PM IST).

The game will be live on Star Sports. Live streaming available on Hotstar.

Weather Report

Once again, the weather gods might not have much pity for the clash between Asian teams. At the moment, according to AccuWeather, there is a 63% chance of rain in the morning and it will remain cloudy throughout the day with the heavens threatening to open up at any stage. But the weather tends to improve later as it was for Australia-Windies game in Nottingham who was greeted by sunshine at the venue. With the English weather being unpredictable, one can just hope that the rain gods don’t spoil the day.


Pitch Report

The Bristol surface is generally known to produce a lot of runs. Windies smashed 421 runs against New Zealand during the warm-ups and then Afghanistan put up 207 runs against Australia on June 1. If conditions are taken out of the equation, it should be a batting track once again and will possibly be a high-scoring encounter if the teams are going in with the good form.

Average first innings score: 297 (Last three completed One-Day matches (including the warm-ups)).

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 2; Lost – 1

Probable Playing XIs

Pakistan

Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Asif Ali, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir.

Bench – Shaheen Afridi, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hasnain, Imad Wasim.

Sri Lanka

Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep.

Bench – Jeevan Mendis, Jeffrey Vandersay, Avishka Fernando, Milinda Siriwardana.

Team News:

(Will be added when there is an update)


Power Picks:

Babar Azam vs Sri Lanka in ODIs:

Innings: 7

Runs: 350

Average: 58.33

100s: 2

50s: 1

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Babar Azam, Kusal Mendis, Mohammad Hafeez.

Vice-Captain Options: Kusal Perera, Fakhar Zaman, Dimuth Karunaratne.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Wicket-Keepers – Kusal Perera (VC), Sarfaraz Ahmed

Batsmen – Dimuth KarunaratneBabar Azam (VC), Imam-ul-Haq

All-Rounders – Thisara Perera, Mohammad Hafeez

Bowlers – Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Wicket-Keepers – Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (C)

Batsmen – Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman (VC)

All-Rounders – Thisara Perera, Mohammad Hafeez

Bowlers – Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Hasan Ali.


Expert Advice:

Kusal Mendis has completely struggled in the two matches so far and he is due for a big knock. If the flat pitch is in the offering, he could be a wonderful pick as a captain in the grand leagues.

Probable Winners:

Pakistan is expected to win this match.

*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.

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