India A vs Sri Lanka A, 2019: 5th Unofficial ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

India A vs Sri Lanka A, 2019: 5th Unofficial ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Shehan Jayasuriya and Ruturaj Gaikwad have scored 50+ in all three times they batted.

Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Sri Lanka A’s chances of winning the unofficial ODI series against India A coming have got evaporated as the 4th ODI turned out to be a washout. India A won the first two games of this 5-match ODI series while Sri Lanka won the 3rd game. The hosts brought back the in-form Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shubman Gill for the 4th ODI. The game was reduced to 22 overs-a-side due to overnight rain.

Gaikwad and Anmolpreet Singh scored 84 and 85* respectively to help their side finish on 208/4. Sri Lanka lost a wicket before another spell of rain brought an end to the fixture. With India A having an unassailable lead of 2-1, they could be seen making a few changes for the last game. Skipper Ishan Kishan and Ricky Bhui didn’t get to bat much in the series and also in the case of Deepak Hooda.

Match Details:

The 5th and final game of the 5-match Unofficial ODI series between India A and Sri Lanka A will be hosted by KSCA Stadium in Hubli. The match starts at 9:00 AM local (IST) time (3:30 AM GMT).

Pitch Condition/Report:

The ground in Hubli hosted its first List A game on Thursday. The match, that was reduced to 22 overs, saw India A posting 208/4. This does hint at how good the surface was even known the hosts scored with intent in the shortened game.

Probable Playing XIs:

India A:

Prashant Chopra/Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (C), Anmolpreet Singh, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Shivam Dube, Shreyas Gopal, Washington Sundar, Tushar Deshpande, Sandeep Warrier.

Bench – Mayank Markande, Ishan Porel.

Sri Lanka A:

Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Sangeeth Cooray, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Ashan Priyanjan (C), Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Kamindu Mendis, Ishan Jayaratne, Akila Dananjaya, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara.

Bench – Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lakshan Sandakan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa.

Team News:

(Will be added when there is an update.)

Points of selected players in each game of this series (Power Picks):

Shehan Jayasuriya – 44, 61.5, 66

Ruturaj Gaikwad – 51.5, 83.5, 118.5

Shivam Dube – 41.5, 26, 18

Dasun Shanaka – 23.5, 13.5, 27.5

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shehan Jayasuriya are must as captain and vice-captain having scored fifty every time they batted in this series. One among Anmolpreet Singh, Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan can be picked in place of Gaikwad if he is rested.

Other Captain/Vice-Captain Options – Shivam Dube, Ashan Priyanjan, Niroshan Dickwella, Shreyas Gopal, Sadeera Samarawickrama.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ishan Kishan, Niroshan Dickwella

Batsmen – Anmolpreet Singh, Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Dasun Shanaka, Shehan Jayasuriya (VC)

All-Rounders – Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar

Bowlers – Tushar Deshpande, Lahiru Kumara, Chamika Karunaratne

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Ishan Kishan (VC)

Batsmen – Shehan Jayasuriya, Anmolpreet Singh, Dasun Shanaka, Shubman Gill

All-Rounders – Shivam Dube (C), Ashan Priyanjan, Washington Sundar

Bowlers – Sandeep Warrier, Akila Dananjaya, Tushar Deshpande


Expert Advice:

India A could well rest Ruturaj Gaikwad as he had better outings compared to Shubman Gill. Prashant Chopra might return with skipper Ishan Kishan opening the innings.

Probable Winners:

India A is expected to clinch the 5-match unofficial ODI series with a comfortable victory in the last game.

*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.